This is our final post of 2016. Where has the time gone? The wet and cool spring weather has things growing well in the garden but maturing very slowly - much slower than our usual development. There won't be many (if any) fresh-from-the-garden goodies on this year's Christmas table. The flowers are looking lovely though so at least we'll be able to have a few fresh homemade decorations straight from the garden (check out our greener holiday tips for more lower-waste Christmas ideas).
The very first blackberries came off the bushes this week - so delicious, even if it is a ration of onesies and twosies at the moment. Hopefully we'll have a little bit of sunshine over the next few weeks to help all those slow ripening berries mature before the birds move in for a feast! The tomatoes, capsicums, chilies, and other edibles are only just barely starting to flower. Slow times indeed. The citrus are growing beautifully, the pears show plenty of promise, and the passionfruit are flowering so fingers crossed for fruit there as well, but I fear our young triple grafted apple may not survive. :( Win some, lose some! 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.
This is our final post for the year before taking a little break to focus on family and friends. When we come back in January, we'll have some new free garden journal printables so that you can start the new year with a refresh, if you wish - requests are welcome! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a wonderful holiday season and we will see you again in 2017!