Flourishing garden and a new friendship

Sage in full flower, beetroot ready to eat, oregano, thyme and basil.

My little vege garden is thriving and I'm going to plant out a few more seeds today.

Rosemary, basil and chives.

My gardening assistant is close by as usual.

Lemons to pick, green ones growing and also full of blossoms.  Rhubard is coming back into production.

Re-planted the strawberries after last season and the first two fruit are almost ready to pick. I wonder who will find them first Miss Ruby or the brush tail possum who visits every evening?

We've already had several feeds of asparagus and given away a bagful, this little patch has produced so much over it's first 5 years.

Roast beetroot for dinner tonight!

A little self seeded tomato is coming along well.

Purple King climbing beans are taking off up the trellis.

Time spent in my little garden feels good and we love the bonus of eating some fresh produce too!

I'm feeling inspired to get my garden into full production and grow as much of our own food as possible on our 600 square metre block.  

Yesterday I made a brand new friend in real life and she is an amazing gardener, crafter, home schooling mum and cook.  Pop on over to her beautiful fresh blog Country Living Beside the Sea and you will see what I mean.  I'm still in shock I've made a new friend when I'm almost 48 and we have so much in common.  We can't wait to sit and crochet or do a bit of gardening the next time we meet.  Strangely we met through social media and a yarn club we both belong to, amazingly we only live 15 minutes apart.  I have to send out a big thank you to Jodie from Jellyware's who brought Julie and I together.  Real friendships are a rare and beautiful thing.  I'm feeling very grateful today.  


Julie Maloney said...

Wow! Thank you so much Lisa! I just popped on to Facebook to send you a message and I noticed you had a new post. I'm feeling very grateful to have met you and I look forward to many chats over a bottle of lemon water, prob with crochet or knitting in hand or our hands in the dirt. Thank you for your kind words. See you soon xxoo

Susan said...

Your garden is looking wonderful and productive. It is a very special thing to make a new friend, enjoy yourselves.

FIONA said...

Your garden looks great Lisa! And you're never too old to make new friends! I think we crafty people get put together for a reason!! xx

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm....roasted beet root AND asparagus???? You ARE eating well!

One of these days I will have a home where I can have a garden.