With spring, comes new growth...I am talking about the garden, but there is new growth all around....I am growing too.....as a mother.....the role I play, the guidance my children seek......soon I will have a daughter-in-law living with us...(no marriage plans in the near future, so don't ask)...but yes, she will be moving in at the end of the year to continue her studies locally and then going on to uni, which is not offered where she lives now.....Us mum's don't always get it right, but I think if we are honest enough with our own children when new situations appear....there shouldn't be a break-down in communication. If only we were handed a book when we first become pregnant....I'm sure you will all agree with me on that one....
What our children don't realise; (and I have told them this a few times)....is if it is the first time they are experiencing something, then it is most likely that it is OUR (the parents) first time in dealing with 'it' too, especially if the child is your first. Growing up is hard enough...all that responsibility....It can be a challenging but very educational time for young adults. I just wish they weren't in such a hurry to get there, but of-course I will always be there to guide them and offer friendly advice......I am growing as a parent, WITH my boys.
Growth in the garden, everywhere you look.........
Ok, now back to the growth in the garden......Walking around the garden yesterday in the sunshine...I had been preparing a few more garden bed tubs that I got a while back....I have potatoes in one already...and will be planting in another once my seedlings come up....
This Saturday I also begin the monthly course with Richard the Practical Gardener...the course runs for a full 12 months...so I will learn heaps.
The front garden....which I built...I harvest from this every day. There is parsley of two varieties, kale, sorrel, cilantro, marjoram, thyme, aloe, lettuce leaf, garlic, spinach, spring onion, leek, flowers..just to name a few.
|I harvest from this bed every day...|
|The berries bed are showing tiny signs of life|
|Fruit Salad Sage|
|Rocket beginning to seed|
|My very first Daffodil...we have three now.|
|I love this photo|
|In the centre is my 'Pick as you grow lettuce'|
I grew this from seed, and have been harvesting from it for months
|Mitzuna Salad leaf|
|Baby Bok Choy, bolting far too early|
|Peppermint amongst the Ferny Azola|
|Miniature Seedless Valencia Orange|
|Passionfruit, ready to be planted into it's new bed.|
|Miniature Macadamia nut tree|
|Mint and Lemon Balm|
cut back a few weeks ago to be rid of old growth.
|The same Elderflower|
|a Miniature Mulberry, red shahtoot.|
this grows lovely long berries about 10 cm long...
|This is a lovely flower...I'm not sure what it is called, |
but I love it when it is out in flower...
It belonged to my Nan.
|Free tomato plants|
beneath the Locut and Fig trees
|The Ice-cream bean tree|
|My poor battered Miniature Banana tree|
is even showing promise with new growth
|Lemon/Lime tree with new buds appearing.|
Sorry this was such a long post...but there is a lot going on around here........
What's happening in your garden?