Wild wind is knocking the garden around dreadfully, and torrential rain is flooding the paths but frothy new-season dill just keeps on growing, tucked snugly into a protective layer of mulch. And inside a large plastic cloche, bright green rocket, frill-edged mizuna, baby lettuces and coriander wave to the cold world from their heat-drenched haven. The fire is going, there’s loads of hot water for baths and as long as we keep pretending it’s still winter, we’ll survive! Ah, well, what doesn’t do for sure you makes you strong …
Frothy self-sown dill hunkers down in a mulch of pine needles.
A bed of young rocket, coriander, mizuna and lettuce grows happily under (another- sigh!) plastic cloche.
Thank good ness for the robustness of broad bean and silver beet plants – they can live outdoors!
Self seeded nasturtiums among the parsley – and just when I sowed fresh store-bought seed. Grrr!
The man behind the wheelbarrow – thanks, Keith!
Why does my yard always look a mess? Because it’s a working garden, I suppose. These bags of sawdust are to make fresh garden paths.
Young shelling peas just peeping through the ground.