This morning was lovely - we are having a relatively mild winter so far, but there's plenty more time for the cold. I had such a great time in the garden this morning, I thought I'd take a few happy snaps to share - they are nowhere near as beautiful as Cheryl's or Herbwitch's photos, but here they are.
Baby Olive, who was given to me by my dear friend, The Crone, before she moved to WA a couple of years ago, has now grown up enough to be put in the ground. Here is a picture of her after transplanting. She is about 90cm tall now and doing very well. Under the mulch are some Calendula seeds, which I'm hoping will form a nice drift of flowers for the bees. And in the bed behind them are some Oregon Giant snow peas just starting to grow.
The early peach is starting to bud up and almost looks like she's ready to flower, although it will probably be a few weeks yet (at least I hope so - I want to clear away the grass growing underneath and give her a good dose of manure and mulch).
Underneath another peach tree, a jonquil is preparing to flower.
Beside the fence, in the square holes of the Besser bricks forming a raised vege bed, the nasturtiums are still smiling, despite the cold.
Here's a fine head of broccoli ready to be picked.
And here's a cheeky potato plant, thriving underneath the protection of the dead asparagus ferns I am yet to clear away.
This patch may look like grass, but Molly assures me they really are oats.
And here's the rhubarb, looking incredibly healthy for this time of year.
There was also a willie wagtail flitting about the garden, but alas he was too quick for me!
love and light