Then there's the vege patch. Small as it is, it produces a wealth of variety for our dinning table. This season I have carrots, chard and silver beet, garlic, red onions, shallots, brussels sprouts (yes they can actually be nice when you grow them yourself and pick them young), rhubarb, assorted herbs, assorted lettuce, peas, snow peas, phew, I think that's it!
Then in the yard I have my lemon tree, my compost bin, my orchids, and I encourage the local bird life with food tip bits as they make great grub removers from my plants. In a useless triangle that doesn't get much rain or sun I have mint and violets fighting for space. So no space unused here. Amongst all that is a 2 chair outdoor setting for us to sit and sip tea and watch the garden grow and a cloths line. Not bad for a small back yard. Our little piece of Eden. Here's some pics, showing what I've just described. Can you recognise the various plants, find the brussels sprouts on the stems of the plant, see the new leaf growth and blossom buds on the lemon tree etc.
|Garlic, Chard, Carrots, Rosemary|
|Brussels Sprouts plants|
|Red Onions, carrots, shallots|
|Rhubarb, silver beet, snow peas, lettuces, herbs|
|Snow pea flowers and peas|
|Onion going to seed. Great to collect and plant.|
|Lemon blossom and new growth|
|Brussels sprouts forming on stem|
|Local magpie, plant pest eater|
|Magpie on guard duty in my back yard|