Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Gently moving toward winter

Nice late autumn changes in the forest pansy tree and a sudden dearth of cabbage white butterflies seem to be making winter's coming real. Have committed to a Valencia orange tree in the front lawn to provide privacy as well as something useful. Started having a small fire a few nights ago and from now it will become a daily ritual. Nice.
Have planted 36 odd red onion seedlings and a handfull of coriander, the beans have been flowering really well and beetroots/broccoli/leeks are growing strongly, all good before the cold really comes. The theory is that it's s'posed to be a mild warm winter, some aspects of global warming aren't so bad...