In the garden - Winter 2019

It’s been a while since my last garden update. Things are cooling down in Adelaide. Not to the extent of other places that get regular snow and ice, but still chilly enough.

Jonquils flowering

Our apple trees are starting to mature now and we’ve had good crops from both trees this year. The Pink Lady still has fruit hanging on the tree, and they’ve coloured up really nicely and the family are enjoying eating them.

Pink Lady apple tree bearing fruit

The mandarin is doing a great job. The fruit are so much tastier than the ones you buy in the shop. So far this year I have had no problems with possums/rodents eating the fruit, so I haven’t worried about netting the tree. The fruit might be a little smaller than previous years, possibly due to an incredibly dry January/February. Some late rains came just in time.

Mandarin tree with fruit

The lemonade just keeps powering on. Such a productive tree. I’ve had to give it a few haircuts as it’s really growing tall.

Lemonade tree with fruit

Narelle did a great job planting out some potted colour a few weeks ago, and we’re continuing to enjoy the results.

Dianthus flowering in a pot

And we got to enjoy some late flowers from this rose. Very pretty.

Orange rose in flower

Time to get back in the garden and do some weeding!

Written on July 6, 2019