Winter solstice just passed, but things in the garden are growing, albeit slowly, and not helped At All by the wretched possum that keeps nibbling off the new shoots.
News just in: First female Aussie Prime Minister!! A lot of me is going YAY because at last there's a girl in the top spot, BUT a lot of me is also going Not YAY, because nobody voted for her. This is the third time in my lifetime that a PM has been appointed due to a leadership spill, and not democratically elected. Hmm.
Anyway, back to the garden. M'citrus arrived from Diggers last week. This being two oranges (Hamelin and Blood), a lime (kaffir), a lemon (er, I forget what type, but not Eureka or Meyer, Lisbon? maybe, oh whatevs) and a Satsuma (Afoura Murcott). Have been figuring out where to put them...
The apple trees are going dormant, which is deeply exciting (well if you are me), even the Cox Orange Pippin. Am still pretty dubious about how well they're going to fare though, am creating cool micro-climates around them, but still think that afternoon westerly sun is eventually going to spell disaster. My self-pollinating Almond tree has not shown the remotest hint of going dormant, think it will be re-homed at Mumndad. The Cherry (Stella, self pollinating), which I was most dubious about, is doing brilliantly though. Some you win, some you lose.
Today is the last day of term for the Screamies, and right now I'm staring down the barrel of three weeks of 24/7 kids. Argh. Me-time I shall miss you. Still it will mean that I can accidentally smear mud all over my face (was weeding and hair kept getting in the way) and not get funny looks from the other Mums at pick up time.
Note to self: Look in mirror before leaving house ALWAYS.