For the first time this year I have winter vegetables growing in my garden. I've never even attempted a winter crop before, so I am pleasantly surprised to see everything doing so well. Take a look at what we've got....
|Broad beans, broccoli, leeks|
|Doesn't this broccoli look wonderful? And no chemicals!|
|Our main plot has cabbages, caulis, spinach, silverbeet, beetroot, and a few carrots,|
|Lovely winter sunshine helps the vegies to grow and the washing to dry!|
There are a few pretties in the ornamental side of the garden at the moment too....
|OK, so rosemary is edible but it's so pretty when it's in flower I consider it ornamental :)|
|Gorgeous helibores at the base of our maple tree.|
|Love how the helibores hang down delicately.|
|So pretty - helibore or "Winter Rose"|
|The polygalas always gives the garden a splash of vibrant colour.|
|The heavenly scent of daphne hits you as soon as you step outside the back door. Our three bushes are loaded with blooms.|
Here he is in action at basketball last weekend...
|That's J on the ground locked in a battle for the ball. He gets right in there!|
|Taking instructions from the coach - Peter is a great coach who's been helping J's skill level enormously. J is loving his basketball more than ever.|
On the creative front, I've had a few things on the crochet hook, but I can't show you yet, because they are gifts waiting to be given to some babies who aren't yet born :) Any day now.....how exciting!
Well, that's about all my news for the moment. Lots of homework to get done, so I had better refocus and knuckle down. I'm halfway through my course, which is a good thing, but I'm having trouble getting motivated for second semester. Maybe the arrival of Spring in a few weeks will help. Nothing like a bit of sunshine to get me going! See you all soon. xxx