It has been far too hot to do much in the garden this week and somewhat like my Impatiens (they have gone to God), I don't cope with the heat.
But here is what is happening:
- The Roses are showing signs of water damage from last weeks storm.
- The Tomatoes are ripening, and so much better than the supermarket variety.
- The Cucumber, Zucchini & Pumpkins are growing like mad.
- The Cockies are stripping the Hazelnut trees (note to self - bird netting for next year).
- The Forest Pansy is suffering in the heat ( note to self - deep slow watering required).
- The Coriander is gowing to seed, so hoping to harvest the seed for cooking, and germination for new plants.
- The self sown Aquilegia are coming through.
- The first Hibiscus are out.
I had resisted the trend to Succulents for some time, but have been inspired to make a bed all about foliage rather than flowers. So I have made a small start with cuttings from friends gardens, and hope they will work under the flowering gum that dominates the space.
I'm also trying Sweet Potatoes this year, with the encouragement of my friend Lisa who used to live in the tropics. They are the heart shaped leaves in the bottom row.