Garden and Nature in Words

End of Winter 2015 (Almost)

So this is what the end of a Winter looks like in my part of the world. Following a few weeks break during the shortest days of the year, the chickens start laying again. You see, they are solar powered.

chicken eggs on coop

The globe artichoke is pushing up past the dogbane. Stinging nettle is covering the fence on the right. I’m hoping the ladybugs have been eating off it and laying their eggs in there.

Globe Artichoke

Dried stalks of water chestnut are floating in the pond, surrounded by nasturtiums and lavender.

Tire pond

Another couple of weeks and this particularly cold and wet Winter will be over, and those sunny skies are going to help  grow some of the best stone fruit we have seen for a while. Something to look forward to as the days grow longer, and warmer down under.

2 thoughts on “End of Winter 2015 (Almost)

  1. What zone are you in & what is the coldest night you had in the last 12 months.
    I would like to grow globe artichoke & water chestnuts.
    I heard on U-tube you need 9 months of warm weather to grow them.
    Thanks for the post.

    Like

You know stuff - Share it!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s