New Growth

1 Oct

I love spring for all the rapid new growth that plants put on. When it warms up, but not so much that the plants are stressed.

My Australian native finger lime is loaded with flowers 

My new baby caper bush is actually putting out leaves

The overwintered capsicums have all woken from their slumber

If only just…

And the rhubarb is rapidly growing more and more monstrous.

The challenges are that the weeds are doing the same thing. The summer weeds, dormant in the cold are now springing back to life too.

Now is the time to be getting your mulch ready to suppress weeds and protect the plant roots from the soaring heat of summer.

8 Responses to “New Growth”

  1. Louise October 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Yay! Finger lime flowers! And the caper bush is exciting, I cant wait to hear more about it as it grows up and produces.

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney October 1, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

      The hot summer coming should be good for it. I hear capers love the heat- there is a fledgling caper industry in SA.

  2. Liz October 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    I don’t have any finger lime flowers yet and you and Louise are making me very jealous….mope….he, he, he. Where did you get your caper from – I clearly neeeeed one! Glad your caps have woken up – some of my chillies have yet to and I am starting to suspect that perhaps they wont – it was a bit colder here this year compared with last.

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney October 1, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

      The caper was from Diggers. Michelle inspired me because despite being on the opposite side of the world our climates are similar.
      My stick-looking chillies never woke up either. Luckily though my Tobago seasoning did and is loaded with flowers and baby fruit 🙂

  3. Daphne October 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    What pretty little flowers. I bet they smell lovely.

  4. Michelle October 2, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    Woo hoo, there’s your baby caper! It’s going to love your hot summers. A Finger Lime is on my gardening wish list, perhaps next year, first I must get some other projects finished around here before winter descends.

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney October 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

      Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 Good luck with the finger lime – they are really fun to grow.

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