I couldn't resist picking some of the garlic.
The saying goes that you "plant it at Easter and pick it on Boxing day"
I planted mine before Easter this year as it was a really late Easter,
and for a variety of reasons I picked some on the weekend, (mid November).
If it dies down and I don't pick it, I can't find it until it re shoots.
Some of these small ones were dying down and I risked losing them.
I am excited by the size of some of the cloves....This is a $2 garlic for sure!
There will be plenty for selling, replanting,eating and some left over for bug spray.
It pays to leave them out in the sun for a day or two so the skins dry out and it is easy to rub off the dirt, leaving them white for the market....with a touch of purple.
The smell is beautiful.
This is my husbands favourite tree, its a Grevillia
Flowering at the moment, it is a riot of colour....orange and yellow.
I noticed this when I was out at the Grevillia, a water lilly
Its a shame we have to be so water safe with a grill over the pond
I does spoil the look but protects the plants from my water loving dogs.