Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Autumn Madness - everything is going mad

It's madness out there.  I always thought Midsummer was the time, but no, here it is Autumn.  

What is wrong with this picture? it's a leek flower, but somehow lots of little leek-lets have sprouted out of it.  I'm not sure if it is from the seeds, because each leeklet seems to come from a week bulb that has been produced in the centre of the flower.  I've never seen anything like it.  However, I started pulling out a whole heap of them and planted them into potting mix, and sure enough....
I now have leeks which have grown on beautifully and are nearly ready to go into the garden.
Also, check out the crabapples....these not only have the last of the crabapples still on the tree, but they have flowered all over again! they don't seem to know there is no hope of making apples now that we are in mid-autumn and soon the frosts will be here *sigh*.  I just hope they flower again in the spring! One of the Estelle apples is doing it too!

1 comment:

  1. wow the apple trees are going crazy. Is it because they are loving the water?