We missed out on the joys of spring this year, thanks to the long drought which seemed to suck the marrow out of the earth. Now, in the autumn, there are pleasing signs of new growth to celebrate the renewal of life. First up is one of many lavender buds that hold the promise of colour and food for bees:
Around the bird feeder are some self-sown tomato plants – I have already picked one small ripe one – a bonus:
In the thick leaf litter in the back garden came an interesting surprise in the form of these two mushrooms:
In the same leaf litter – dry leaves falling off the Erythrina caffra – is the start of a new tree:
Soon the garden is going to be ablaze with the beautifully vibrant aloes, still tightly wrapped:
Then there is a single self-sown Californian Poppy in a pot:
Where there is new growth there is hope.