Friday, May 13, 2016

This Week in the Garden: Windy, Wet, and Wonderful!


It has been a wet and windy week. but one can't really complain about the weather after our warm sunny autumn, even if it been a battle trying to keep my peas and beans semi-upright for the past few days.  The first snow peas have been delicious and the root crops are coming along nicely. My summer chilies are still going strong - so many chilies! I have some frozen, passed an abundance off to the neighbours who seemed equally perplexed as to how to use them all, and there are still heaps left on the plants. Any suggestions on what to do with a bumper crop of chilies/jalapenos?  I might do some small batch preserving perhaps to supplement my fresh frozen slices. Since I have nothing buy wind-whipped garden to share with you today, here is a little more autumn colour to go with this week's "Here & Now" share - it is truly beautiful this time of year. I really noticed the difference in the leaves over the past few days whilst walking/running with the dogs, and many are now not only completely turned but well on their way towards bare. It's that wonderful swirling stage of autumn where there is colour above, below, and flying all around. What's happening in and around your garden this week?  Whatever your garden/green news, we would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment or post us a message on the GiRL Facebook page I look forward to sharing our garden with you as it grows.


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  1. Wonderful pics. The Autumn colours are the best

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    1. Thanks so much, Louise. We had an unusually warm autumn, but things have cooled sharply and now the leaves are changing/falling quickly. It is really gorgeous at the moment - lovely colours everywhere.

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  2. Such beautiful Autumnal photos in your post! In my garden, the mandarin tree is heavy with fruit and today I picked my first one, sat down on the grass in the sunshine and gobbled it up. It was so delicious!

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    1. Yum! Our first mandarins are just beginning to ripen - hopefully it's not too long a wait until snack time.

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