Happy Easter Weekend to all my readers … the theme of this week must be Indian Summer … and what better way to celebrate our late burst of summer-in-autumn than this shot of Michael and Sophie doing a bit of garden yoga over the Brassica beds.
They are holding a couple of late Lombardo Capsicum – below in their red-ripe and green-not-quite-so-ripe-but-still-good variations.
We are also getting a late flush of Aubergine/Eggplant – this wonderfully rich and dark Prosperosa ; if this warm spell continues that beautiful flower might yet become another fruit.
And my Oregon Snow Peas are giving us a late flush of pods with more flowers coming on too.
And I thought I might have extolled the virtues of our wonderful, amazing and hugely bountiful tomatoes – but no… the Olomovic and Cherry tomatoes just won’t give up – here Olomovic with new growth and new green tomatoes; and Roma tomato seedlings coming up where their parents had produced so much fruit !
Meanwhile the Brassicas are being happily sheltered from these hot afternoons under their shade cloth which, in the right-hand picture, is keeping those pesky little cabbage white butterlies away from my Red Ball Head cabbage.
And here our excellent Canadian WOOFers Callista and Kenton are making hay while the sun shines …
– and please note this bank has been cut with a Brush Scythe by both people – so much more efficient on the slope than the Whipper-snipper/brush cutter…. well we think so !
Kenton here scything the bank, cutting through grass, purple-top and fleabane.
And here our usual over-view of the garden – not much change from last week but it does keep the sequence of weekly time-shots in order.
And whilst we cannot send all our readers an Easter Egg as we would like, let our Eggplant Sfumata say Happy Easter for us !