This weekend, I took a little road trip up the coast to Levin. Once you get past Paekakariki and into the Kapiti Coast, the air feels warmer and stiller and smells more spring-like. And there were other signs beside the smell of the air, like these:
There were other astonishing sights to see, like how many large grapefruit and lemon trees were flush with fruit. Like the ones at this place (try to ignore the tagging)
And these beautiful leeks in a market garden.
We made our little trip to get organic compost from Composting NZ. They're so nice up there, they gave the Trusty Assistant and his cousin a ride in the digger that scoops up the compost. They were rapt. And I was rapt too, with a trailer load of compost to top up all my beds. Lynda Hallinan said in yesterday's Sunday magazine that she'd rather buy compost than clothes, and I have to agree; I'd rather my garden has something new to wear.
What signs of spring are you getting at your place?
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