The calendar might call it Autumn but my garden has finally kicked into Summer mode! The corn is finished but the cucs, eggplant, zucs and capsicums are coming in daily. Not to mention a whole lot of basil 🌱There'll be jars of pesto filling the freezer soon, oh and guess what? My tomatoes finally have flowers! Finally!!! And the full moon brought us our first good dump of rain in a while so now everything's had a nice drink. The forecast is predicting warm sunshine for the rest of the week so who knows... I might just get a tomato this season after all 🍅🙏 Hope your week is off to a tippity-top start friends xo
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  • theconsciouscaterpillarThe calendar might call it Autumn but my garden has finally kicked into Summer mode! The corn is finished but the cucs, eggplant, zucs and capsicums are coming in daily. Not to mention a whole lot of basil 🌱There'll be jars of pesto filling the freezer soon, oh and guess what? My tomatoes finally have flowers! Finally!!! And the full moon brought us our first good dump of rain in a while so now everything's had a nice drink. The forecast is predicting warm sunshine for the rest of the week so who knows... I might just get a tomato this season after all 🍅🙏 Hope your week is off to a tippity-top start friends xo

  • prophet_of_bloomOh that's fabulous. One day I'll stop travelling and be a gardener again
  • sunimillerIt's just gorgeous!! Love it! Yay for a late summer!! My toms are finally reddening, took forever!! 😘❤️❤️
  • twigsandtwineGlorious garden! 🙌
  • theconsciouscaterpillarThanks Sasch 😘 I think I'm going to have to resist planting winter veg though (except the garlic! Always the garlic 😉) but I've really got to start concentrating my planting efforts on the perennials... more fruit trees me thinks 🌳💚😘xxx @blossomsascha
  • theconsciouscaterpillarAww thanks Anna, that's so nice to hear. I often fall into that ugly trap of focusing on allll that still needs doing rather than bask in the glory of what has been done. And really, it's a completely different garden to 4 years ago when we moved in so I definitely should do more basking ha 💪😘 xx @annaghewitt
  • theconsciouscaterpillarYep sure do Carmen 😩They tend to focus their feasting efforts on the fruit trees though more than the veg patch although I think our dog might keep them at bay there 🐶 I've got a big struggle with slaters though... they try to annihilate bl**dy everything!!! I let them have the strawbs this season but cut empty plastic bottles in half to use as collars around the other seedlings until they were stronger and could survive the slater attacks! Seemed to work 👍xx @wombatcupcaketree
  • theconsciouscaterpillarAhhh the choice between two great loves 💚 It's a hard one isn't it!?! There will come a day in my not too distant future where I might have to rest the garden for a season or two because of travel. In the mean time, we can live our alternate loves vicariously through each other 😉 xo @prophet_of_bloom
  • theconsciouscaterpillarF.o.r.e.v.e.r. hey gorge 🙄 Totally celebrating the late summer ☀️🙌 I'm not ready to trade the hose for the wood stack just yet 😘 xxx @sunimiller
  • theconsciouscaterpillarThanks lovely lady 💚 I might have cropped the ugly dead borage out and the dry baron bed that never got planted for the season but shhh don't tell anyone ok 😉? I'm totally going for the illusion here haha 😘😘 xx @twigsandtwine
  • prophet_of_bloom@theconsciouscaterpillar sounds like a plan!!
  • mariekabespokebitesYou might get some tomatoes in the preserver after all! Have a fabulous week xx
  • theconsciouscaterpillarWouldn't that be a turn around 😵🍅😁!!! I sure hope so Hun! Hope you're having a fab week too xx @mariekabespokebites
  • josephinefromheaventoearthMy tomatoes are still green, but I have had a wonderful season of zucchini flowers. xx
  • thehundredmilehomeLooks just splendid hon xxx
  • tania_bittleIt's been a mixed bag of ripeness here too.. Autumn has so much heat here too. Xxxxxx
  • theconsciouscaterpillarOooh yay 👏😋 Do you stuff them and fry them? I still really really really want to place my order with you... will DM you over the weekend once all the party celebrations have settled down 🎈🎉❤😘xx @josephinefromheaventoearth
  • josephinefromheaventoearth@theconsciouscaterpillar I make zucchini flower fritters, using my mums recipe of course! They are so good and really quite simple to make. Have a wonderful birthday celebrating weekend. DM when you're free. xx
  • a_little_white_birdAre those strawberry leaves I see at the bottom of the picture? 😍💗🍓I am dreaming about growing strawberries, but they don't like our lack of sun 😭
  • theconsciouscaterpillarYep they sure are 🍓 Plenty of plants and plenty of strawbs but the slaters got every single one this session 😖 Im going to relocate them during winter... not sure where yet though 🤔 Somewhere raised that's for sure 😉 xx @a_little_white_bird
  • a_little_white_bird@theconsciouscaterpillar what in the world are slaters? 🤔😂 The squirrels get all mine! I am planing on making a cage around the strawberry plants this year that lets the bees in but keeps the rodents and marsupials out!!! 🍓🐝🍓🐿🍓🐭🍓
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