It amuses me, this rain phenomenon. There has been a loooongg drought here for the past few years (I'm not sure how I'd put a number on it) but this year (and the year before last) our wet season is a wet season again.
When it rains here it bloody pours, and keep pouring until the sky runs out! Floods everywhere, a fair amount of destruction, wondering whether the end of your street is under water and you'll be able to get to work or not..! For me, this year was tame. I didn't once have to call work to say I couldn't drive through the gushing water! (Though if I had I would have been quite ashamed - a lady I work with had to drive for 2.5 hours to make it to work on time, in a 4wd, through flood water. Yes.) However, the year before last I was living in another flat (though in the same suburb) and a dam or creek or river broke it's banks in the sheer amount of rain that we were having! I wasn't home, but my flatmates car got filled with water and actually floated away. Ha. Lucky I wasn't home because my car would have floated away too! (The neighbour was saved by an old fridge that was under the block of units that had floated/crashed through his fence and lodged itself over the stairs by his front door!
Anyway enough about that stuff. The point was that the garden loved the fresh water.
|Butter beans and their flowers are growing strongly!|
|Look how bushy they are! There are radishes below them and garlic chives on the right :)|
|There are my 'purple king/ climbing beans. The 1.5m stakes are too short!|
|More purple king...the beans are really dark purple but when you cook them they turn bright green.|
|My soy beans are powering on! I really don't know how they grow, but they are not climbing, and they do have tiny little flowers developing! I shall soon have edamame.|
|This crown of thorns cactus I bought years ago at a market. It gives me flowers every year and it's growing strong and tall :) I tried to find the picture I took of it when I bought it but I can't. It was as tall as my hand!|