The activity in both Gardens has slowed down significantly in the last couple of weeks, but there are a few new additions, all of which will require patience before we are able to enjoy the fruits of the harvest.
There have been three empty pots in the City Garden since that horrible hot week in summer when my apple trees were cooked, so this week when the bare-rooted trees were released, I went out and bought replacements. I decided against getting apple trees again, and have gone with three dwarf stone fruits - white peach, yellow peach and apricot. Although they are dwarf, they should still grow to 1.5-2m tall and wide, so will help shade the west facing windows of the living room in summer. The two peaches are supposed to be early and late harvest, so including the existing nectarine tree, we should hopefully have a good supply of stone fruit across several months in a couple of years.
After dreaming about being able to harvest my own asparagus for years, I've finally planted a bed of asparagus crowns. We can't harvest them this year as they need to just grow and establish themselves, but hopefully in about 18 months time we'll be picking the freshest of fresh spears. Can't wait!