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We’re having a wet and cool December here in Sydney, and the garden is quite confused by it all.

The Lebanese cucumbers are starting to recover, after being battered by weeks of rain…

Basil grew brilliantly in the yard last season, and the newest plants are promising to do the same.  We’ve planted several varieties this year…

Our perennial leeks in the top bed are flowering…

We’re yet to harvest any, but our asparagus patch has been growing like mad.  The Spice Girl gave us a single small pot when we started the garden, and this is what it’s turned into.  Hopefully next year we can start eating them…

Apples in Sydney?  I’m not convinced, but Pete was keen to try. The trees are producing small fruit again this year, but I’m not getting my hopes up…

Dwarf beans, on the hand, seem to grow brilliantly here…

Our onions were transplanted from a previous bed and after nearly a year, we’re finally starting to get bulbs…

We managed to grow one full sized onion!

Before moving the chickens onto the garden bed by the fence, we pulled out all the remaining perennial leeks…

…and replanted their 28 babies in the recently cleared front bed…

The potatoes in sacks have been an interesting exercise.   They’ve suffered from the wet weather, but are still growing well, and we’ve recently hilled them up, unrolling the sacks in the process…

The sacks themselves, though, haven’t held up all that well.  And these were doubled up too…

Pete is carefully growing purslane (which everyone else considers a weed), as he knows how much I love eating it…

We’ve provided our rhubarb with a little shade, and it’s suddenly doing brilliantly.  I think it’s really enjoyed the rain and the cooler weather…

Our dwarf white peach tree is growing well…

It produced several peaches this year, although the cooler growing season has resulted in slightly less flavoursome fruit than last year…

And finally, a photo of our bull capsicums, which are being grown indoors.  I think the seeds came from the CityHippyFarmGirl – thanks Brydie! The first one has just ripened…

Anything exciting happening in your gardens at the moment?

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