Most years it rains just as this azalea is starting to bloom so the flowers rot. But every so often the rains hold off and we get this stunning display. this is one of the original plants in the garden.
I still have at least half left.
1. The lavender. (Thanks to everyone who commented.)
2. The oca that Bev gave me. The large pot has four tubers in it and the little one has three. It’ll be interesting to see how much/if any we grow.
3. Another rosemary. We love this, especially on roast veggies, so I’ve decided one plant just isn’t enough.
As soon as all the digging for the water tank was finished, I planted the lemonade, Bacon and Orange trees in the chook pen. It already has the massive Mystery Tree in it that gives the gerls shade, but there’s one corner towards the back that still gets sunlight. I’ve crammed them all in there, hoping that the fertiliser they’ll be getting all year from the chooks will offset the minimal amount of sun they’ll get.
I planted my cabbages, brussels sprouts, brocolli and caulies far too late (April) and some are already bolting. (Doesn’t really matter… the chooks love them.) However. a couple of my brussels sprouts are doing the right thing.
After I took that shot I turned around and took a photo of what was behind me. Lotsa cabbage.
The blueberries are reviving from their winter coma.
Remember the tiny rhubarb I was given when we went to the food forest tour? Look at it now!
Just got to decide where I want it to go…
I think there might be something wrong with the sage in the wicking bed. See the white dots? Anyone know what it could be?
But the lemon balm is loving it. I picked some leaves and made tea with them yesterday in one of my breaks from wheelbarrowing compost. It was really nice. (Maybe I need more than one plant…?)
I have a problem. Here’s one plum tree; the satsuma. It’s doing really well.
The other plum that I bought at the same time, at the same nursery, to be a pollinator for the satsuma is doing Nothing. I’m not sure if it’s dead.
But the sunflower seeds that I fished out from the chicken food and planted around the bases of the plum trees have started to come up. Most exciting.
My front yard needs weeding badly. Or rather, it badly needs weeding. In fact, any level of weeding would be great. But I love the freesias so much that I really don’t want to disturb them while they’re flowering.