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It’s been a cruel summer

Last weekend was summer and drought, but with a down pour of rain overnight and cooler temperatures, it sure feels like autumn today.

I’m not a gardener but keeping an online journal for what is happening in the garden at certain times of year seems like a great idea to me – which is what this reblogged post is about.

Enjoy what is fruiting in our garden in March…

New Zealand Gardener's Diary

Late Summer/early Autumn in the Garden

The mornings are getting cooler and darker.  Things in the garden are definately starting to look Autumn-ish.

Lettuce seedlings in barrel

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Jack-in-the-greens primrose

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New grass starting to hatch

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Lime tree has lots of new growth

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Some strawberries for harvesting

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Bok Choy under attack from freaking white butterfly ‘pillers.

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Scallopini are producing a few fruits

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The rhubarb continues to grow out of control

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Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.

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