Finally I have had time to see what has been happening in my garden in the weeks since I took over the leadership. Autumn is progressing and the changing colours are beautiful but a reminder that winter is on its way.
I planted a few broccoli and silver beet seedlings a few weeks ago and they are thriving and the leeks are also now looking sturdy in spite of assaults from blackbirds which scratch out seedlings as fast as they go in.
Sadly my rhubarb has died. This is a mystery because it has not been excessively dry in Hobart. I love rhubarb and apple mixed together so it looks like starting all over again…it is what gardeners do best in my experience.
My lemon verbena is going well as is the pineapple sage and even the lemon tree is fruiting without much tender loving care.
What I am pleased about is the rapid spreading of this thyme across the path beside my Chascade, otherwise known as a water feature. I now have several varieties of thyme as ground covers and they look great and are edible.
Gardens are so forgiving. They press on whether attended or not and I am now looking forward to the explosion of colour and perfume when the Daphne and bulbs nurture my spirit in coming months.