My May garden looks tired and brown around the edges. It's looking forward to a winter rest.
Some of the roses are still flowering, but not with the happy abundance of a few months ago. The leaves on the most of the fruit trees are fading, preparing to fall. Only the citrus trees look happy and bright, promising a good winter harvest.
Most of the main vegie patch is taken up by ripening pumpkins. After I bring the pumpkins indoors, I'll dig the beds over then leave them for a month or two - at least, that's the plan. Usually I can't resist popping in a few lettuces and extra broad beans to keep things ticking over until spring.
|bok choy in flower|
|A jungle of rocket|
|Mint in flower|
|A tenacious eggplant bush, still flowering|
|Tired marigolds; dill and parsley|
|Horseradish nearly ready to dig up|