On this past weekend, I went for a walk through my small garden, as you see there isn't much land on either side of the house. I have a small "veggie garden" at the side of the shed, which, over the years has had a lot planted in it, not always successfully, but I always have something in it. I now have 4 Red Paw Paw trees planted there and they are doing really well, which I am so excited about. I also have a lot of plants in pots of all shapes and sizes and if I keep the water up to them, they do reasonably well.
|View from the Boat Shed, on the right hand side of the house, looking toward the back of the property|
|More "free" plants I have collected over the years|
|Sage, Rocket, Oregano and Basil seedlings to the right, in the rectangle planters and a parsley plant in the square planter|
|Newly re-potted and trimmed Pomegranate in the centre. It has one baby fruit on it, so far|
|Flapjack plant, that was given to me, it is doing beautifully. It has had 2 "babies" that I will propagate soon|
|Last of the Bellino Tomatoes grown from saved seeds, ripening and the Passionfruit vine is starting to flower|
|One of the first Passionfruit flowers, aren't they beautiful!|
|Pineapple plants and Chilles on the left and a Kaffir Lime tree at the end. I had to cut back both the Lemon Tree and the Kaffir Lime Tree as they had gall wasp damage and leaf curl. I cut the Lemon Tree back to bare bones - I hope it survives|
|Red Cherry Chilli plants grown from saved seeds|
|A caterpillar on the Lime Tree. I don't mind them munching on the leaves|
|Red Paw Paw starting to fruit|
|This Red Paw Paw is the smaller of the 2 trees on the right of the small "veggie garden". It has the larger fruit on it, at the moment|
|Looking onto our little Veggie garden. It is a micro-climate, as it gets the heat from our shed and the neighbours colour bond fencing. From this view, you can see how much I have cut back the Kaffir Lime tree|
|Last seasons Pineapple tops growing well|
|Looking down the left hand side of the house toward the VegiePod|
|Looking back to the "veggie garden" where the Red Paw Paws are.|
|Last seasons Pineapple plants have "re-shot" with new plants coming out at the side of the old plants. I will have to see if these produce fruit|
|VegePod planted with Silverbeet, Bok Choi, Perennial Coriander and Parsley|
I love my little garden and it gives me so much pleasure. At this stage of my life this amount of garden is all I have time to take care of. The more garden you have the more time you need to do it justice, am I right?
So, tell me, what is growing in your garden at the moment?