June in the Garden
The coolest months are upon us, and as we pass from Autumn to Winter
our gardens magnify to heap before us, all great vegetables that thrive at this time.
Various vegetables to take us through winter. Lettuces, tomatoes, fennel, capsicum, endive, shallots, leeks, cabbage, broccoli to bok choy and eggplant.
We have protected the new garden beds from the chickens and placed watering systems in most.
Below are some of the more unusual trees I have collected.
The above one is a sour sop, which will shortly lose its leaves for winter.
Below is a Drumstick, or Horseradish tree, let's just say it was a good idea at the time.
Surely I am not the only one who indiscriminately collects unique trees?
On the left is an Anise Myrtle tree which has a gorgeous aniseed flavour.
To the right is my Pandan tree which is thriving and multiplying with pups.
Not watering very much is the secret to success for this Pandan tree.
Underneath is a potted curry tree, Murraya koenigii
which is a very useful addition to curries and stir fries.
A lemon myrtle tree below, has been growing solidly since being planted in the ground 4 weeks ago.
This peach tree was pruned four weeks ago and it already has beautiful pink peach flowers.
One of these trees is a Valencia orange while the other is a Blood Orange.
Time will tell which is which, as they were moved last Spring.
You can see the other members gardens here.
This is also posted on my Facebook page.
Thank you for walking around my garden on the 1st June 2014.
Kind regards, Merryn.