10 December, 2005

The recent spell of wet and warm weather has pushed the garden into action. The potatoes, lettuces, radishes, garlic and cabbages have all gone mad. The tomatoes have just gone in after sitting in the tunnel house to get going. The feijoa has forgiven me for pruning it and has started putting on leaf again and we got the first raspberries this year. The gooseberry and blackberry have settled in and are starting to grow really well. It looks like a good year for citrus as the lemon and lime trees both have loads of flowers and despite its small size the lime is setting loads of fruit. I noticed this morning that the olive tree is also setting fruit. The cutting I took of the elderberry has taken and is putting out shoots and the grape vine cuttings seem reasonably happy so far.