I can't decide if my favourite season is Spring or Autumn. The gardens are just beautiful this year, and the best the roses have been for years. I am not a propper gardener, I just plant things and hope for the best. My grand-father was a great garden, so I have learned a lot from him. My DH is big on the fertilizer, but he is not aware of the old saying, that sometimes less is best. He fertilizes too much and the wrong times.
So I took this attitude.....I took seeds from these hardy unloved plants, and scattered them about the garden like in nature, scraped them in like the birds do, did not water them - just the rain when we get it, and there you have it! A thriving hollyhock garden. All the plants are now self sewn, and they are everywhere! They pop up in the cracks of the paving, and in the lawn, and sometimes I move them, but not often. Too much fiddling about and they don't like. I ignore them and they grow.
We went to the nursery today and bought a Blood Orange tree. It is going into one of the pots on the front verandah. We have limes and lemons in pots so far, and orange, peach, nectarine, and mandarin trees in the back yard. If they all survive the summer we should be ok for fruit in the future.