It's been an unusual summer so far. After a warmer than average winter (despite one very frosty night in August) we had a long warm spring with almost no rain at all. The total rainfall for 2014 was about average, though most of it had fallen by the end of July. From August through December, we had very little rain and tanks were low, the garden suffered and on digging deeply into the soil, there was dust. My front yard buddha has dry watsonia… even the weeds have died.
During the dry months, I continued to water regularly and most patches have survived though it is certainly not a lush as it was in the autumn (March -April- May) of last year.
With this burst of wet weather and cooler temperatures, seeds have germinated and new leafy greens are on their way.
The lime tree that I planted about three years ago has sprouted new leaves….
Despite the weather and its chaos, the garden continues to provide my food...