A cooler day, yesterday, had me working out of the wind on the verandah or under the rear of the carport. This umbrella tree was just 40cm high when we brought it with us from Sydney in December 2019. We had it on the back verandah here but it grew so high it was scraping the ceiling in the wind. Norm did a great job relocating it down stairs on a box trolley where it will have at least another metre to grow if it desires.
Here it is almost the end of Autumn and the garden is still flourishing. The Poinciana and Frangipani have only just begun to loose their leaves but with shadows creeping over the garden earlier every day, they’ll be bare soon enough.
We’re still harvesting the early 2020 spinach and cherry tomatos are having a final spurt of flowers. Cucumber, lettuce and small capsicums will probably die off once the winter claims all sun from the back yard. I’m looking forward to June to prepare the soil again for new seedlings.