Saturday, 27 December 2008

RAIN! IT RAINED LAST NIGHT!.


It is like a bird feast in our backyard this morning, the red flowering gum is in bloom and the rainbow lorikeets and other birds have arrived. (this is a pink flowering gum, photo from flicker)
The ground is wet from overnight rain, the veggies are thriving with this lovely warm weather.
We have basil and spinach, tarragon and chervil, we have turnips and chillies, we have curry leaves and tomatoes, we have edible chrysanthenums and baby capsicums, we have passionfruit and mint, we have the best garlic I have ever tasted, we have parsley and shiso, we have lemons and chives, we have lemon verbena and lemon myrtle leaves, we have lemon grass and tulsi, we have nettles and comfry, we have horseradish and purple congo potatoes, we have miners lettuce and wild rocket and lots more in the garden.
The weather forecast for the next week is just lovely sunny days about 26 F, no heat waves yet.
Well they call Australia the lucky country and for us gardeners we certainly have lovely weather this week.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

oh, hope that Adelaide front makes it down to Melbourne this weekend - we're predicted to have some rain. Send it our way, please!!!

Maggie said...

The rain has disappeared now so hopefully it is heading your way. re the Armenian cucumbers they are crisp
and would pickle well. we have such a small garden we grow a little of a lot of things.

Veggie Gnome said...

There was a lovely thunderstorm during the night - it even brought rain! Yes!

Maggie, your garden sounds lovely. Very productive.

Rachel said...

I await the rain with open arms - and rapidly emptying water tanks!

Hmmm... pickling... I am very tempted to try it. Like you, I have a very small garden (garden beds around a small courtyard, plus polystyrene boxes pilfered from fruit and veg shop rubbish, plus all the pots and trellising I can get on the walls!). A little of a lot of things is my mantra too! ;-)

mcdhel said...

wonderful piece of work, some sort of a nature green lover, how about some sort of nature rock formation at www.amazingrock.blogspot.com and related links t.y.

Kate said...

I love those rock formations Wendell....thanks for coming by!

mcdhel said...

anytime...