It’s that time of year when growth in the garden is slowing down, slugs appetites are speeding up, bananas aren’t ripening (outdoors) and flowers are bursting from trunks and branches of the kohekohe tree – which by the way, is just stunning!
This is one of those rather lazy posts where I’m short on words but let the pics do the talking (well nearly).
The kohekohe tree is native to NZ and flowering in our forest, providing a nice winter nectar source.
Ouch, our young chickens have started laying!
My lovely lavender with our one and only grapefruit ..
An Orpington chook stepping out in our backyard the other morning … she shouldn’t be here by the way 😉
A zucchini from summer and while those bananas don’t look particularly appetising, the chickens enjoy them immensely at breakfast time. Smart girls!
How good is beetroot straight from the garden, sliced and popped into the juicer … tastes divine.
Flowers from the yacon plant which is in the asteraceae family .. the root or rhizome is sweet tasting and low in calories, which makes it perfect to throw into the juicer in the morning. Best time to dig them up, is after they flower.
Habanero in an array of colours and heat – all ready to be dried in the oven. Bill where are you?
I love this shot, it looks like some mad wilderness (it is). It’s time for Mr Bonner to bring this hand inside to ripen.
Milk bottle slug protection? Is it working? No it isn’t! I’m out at night with a torch picking those suckers off …
My garlic is finally in the dirt, the leeks are looking tall and those slugs are hammering my brassicas (a long story – next post) .. but I’m loving my garden and why wouldn’t I?
Happy gardening 😀