But just as there are plants in bloom,
there are others that are dormant.
In Melbourne, we get our rain in winter.
And we have been getting plenty.
The curly parsley was planted last summer and just keeps on.
And this silver beet is huge and spectacular and quite an ornament -
so I haven't touched a leaf!
There are others though which I have used -
The flat-leaved Italian parsley is branching and spreading.
And the lemons are productive -
and the possums have a taste and leave a half-eaten lemon on the tree
This is the golden marjoram - a relative of the oregano
which I have growing everywhere.
This one below is in a pot but rooted into the ground
right near this lot of garlicThe capsicums of summer struggle
And this sweet little sugar loaf cabbage is setting a heart
This beetroot is the only survivor planted in summer in a spot that was too shady.
What we didn't eat or give away was left to bolt and self-seed.
Now we have a winter crop of young greens.
The sage always looks sad in winter but survives. These plants are three seasons old and will come back beautifully.
Lemon balm in a barrow
The Lemon Thyme braves the winter elements (above)
while the common Thyme (below) is undercover.
Almost no flowers but the leaves are the size of saucers.
So with all this, more seeds have been ordered