Despite only having one decent day of rain in the last few months, the garden is hanging in there. I've been away again for a week for work and Shaun has been trying to keep the water up to everything, so I was happy to be back yesterday and check on how the plants are coping. There are always a few surprises and one of those is the kiwi fruit. We brought it up when we came from Sydney and it did OK for a bit, but died completely back (more than the usual winter hibernation) so I thought we'd lost it. But when I was clearing the edges of the veggie patch of grass, there in amongst it was the brave little kiwi fruit.
Since the grass is gone, she's really come into her own. And I say she because she is a female. The male did die (I'm not drawing any conclusions here about how tough females are but....) so I'll have to get her a fella if we want any fruit. You can see the parsley growing nearby is very happy too. Actually, all the herbs I've planted along this edge are happier than anywhere else we've got them.
Another surprise is the lavender. Its had absolutely no love and next to no water and yet its hung in and thrived really. I've taken a few cuttings as well and the majority of those are powering along as well. It would be nice to see some flowers though, especially as I planted them there to attract bees.
But despite all these admirable efforts, we're still waiting on the rain.....