It's 5 days til the start of Spring and I can't wait. Already the mornings are crisp but the days are filling with some sunshine. I thought I'd keep it short and sweet and let the photos do the talking. Here's a look at what is happening here in my garden.
baby turnips keeping warm in the winter
a new navel orange tree which will grow espalier across this awful fence and narrow area
my pride and joy is my lemon tree
brassica's during winter above and today ready for spring below....need some weeding done!
another new addition to the garden, this lavender. On the recommendation from the lovely Jem this beauty will hopefully encourage bees with it's tempting purple flowers.
The girls were treated to some straw - it was a quagmire of mud but this definately did the trick
homegrown with love and curiousity
always giving kale
we grow kohlrahbi and swedes for their delicious leafy greens...I pick handfuls of all of our leafy plants - beetroots, rocket and spinach too, and gently simmer for a minute in water, drain well and toss through coconut oil, a smidge of chilli, a squeeze of lemon & S&P - who needs vitamin tablets!
garlic slowly on the rise
mint, spinach and walnut pesto has been heavenly on our roast lamb and slow braises
the heart warming sign that spring really is coming, my apricot tree
And finally a peak at the mural I'm having drawn on our courtyard/garage wall by a very dear friend who is a local artist....to be continued....
Ciao, Jan x