The weather during April was mellow and golden. Autumn slid gently into view. We've had some chilly nights (and one frost so far, to welcome May) but there were plenty of warm weekends last month. I have pulled out the corn and tomatoes since this picture was taken, but the zucchini, peppers and chillis are still hanging on. The runner beans are done but I'm letting them die down naturally so they resprout next year.
In the centre beds rosemary balls add structure. Chives are still lining the paths and the time is probably about right to divide them before winter. I have calendula all around the outer beds lining the circle brick paths, so they should flower all through the cooler months and provide interest along with the rosemary.
I'm very pleased at the size of the leeks this year. This is due to planting some good sized seedlings just after Christmas. On the left are some smaller leeks that I planted a month or so later.
Brassica seedlings are protected with plastic bottle cloches. I've planted red sprouting broccoli, purple cauliflower and orange cauliflower. This bed also has rainbow silver beet and spring onions.
So the winter garden is all set. How is your patch this autumn/spring?