It's late Summer in Melbourne.
Those hot arid days where the unrelenting sunlight dessicates any living thing in the garden still appear but we are getting a few cooler days of low 20's (thank goodness). The garden has gone brown and the grass is still crispy underfoot. We've pulled out most things now but a few remain valiantly and determinedly pushing out new growth.
Pulled out the kiwi fruit that was never really happy in this spot and I've planted a native gem lime instead.
The grass in the pot is lemongrass that has gone brown and resurrected many times...
The peppers, chilies, zucchini and herbs are still prolific but the rest have gone to vegie heaven
The chillies are thriving
Have you seen white flowering thyme? I love thyme in all its varieties but the white flowering is constantly covered in petals and is so pretty
Pulled out the cardamom - after nearly 2 years they never did flower let alone set pods so I decided it was time for them to go...
Valentines was lovely - I got the perfect gift, a speedball - not very romantic granted but I'm loving boxing at the moment
The yacon has been pulled up too to make way for a compost bin
The girls are getting bigger every day but no eggs yet. They are a funny old little flock of 3, they have a habit of sitting quietly together at dusk peering out across the lawn together.
I've been enjoying artisan bread, canoli and bombalone from Baker D Chirico in Carlton.
I'm looking forward to cooler days, chunky jumpers, cosy boots and lots of baked goodies!
What are things like in your part of the world?