|freshly harvested garlic|
|enough onions to make anybody cry|
The only failure in the veg department has been my potatoes, they've ended up with some fungal disease (blight) that has destroyed the whole crop.
I planted a few trees in late winter early spring as well. So far I've been really happy with my Cider Apple trees, but the Chestnuts have been a disaster. I've now lost half of the trees I planted and I'm not really sure why yet. I know a couple got knocked by the hot winds, but some just didn't go form the outset. I've also planted a hazel nut hedge which thankfully is going well so far having only lost one bush.
|It looks messy but the weeds and clover help keep the soil moist and confuses pests|
we have a new batch of Plymouth Rock Pullets growing up in the yard and soon they'll have a nicely renovated chicken coup to live in. Our Guinea Fowl are somewhere sitting on eggs, this should be interesting, they're a bit loud at 5am in the morning - I cant imagine what the noise will be like with a dozen or more of them.
Like Queensland we are starting to get a little dry, the river is getting low and there is not much chance of rain in the near future. If you haven't seen it yet BOM have a new heat wave warning map - we are forecast for our first next week.