Hi Em my Nectarine has still most of its leaves on with the on one falling off.My apple tree is the same.It is interesting the things that happen in the garden or dont hapen.The long range forecast for here has been for a warmer and wet winter.
I didn't know that apple trees dropped their leaves.... it's too hot in my garden for apples, I'd love an Heirloom apple tree, people say the apples from heirloom trees are far more delicious than the ones we can buy ordinarily.
Farmers tried growing apples nearby (must not have really KNOWN our climate) and they get cooked on the trees every Summer!
Half my nectarine has dropped it's leaves - like exactly half lol! It looks so funny because ALL of one side is bare and ALL of the other side is leafed up. So strange.
I grow bananas, oranges, macadamia nuts (but have only given them away until I learn how to deal with them to eat), nectarines, peaches, limes, LOTS of chillies that just multiply everywhere lol!
I grew strawberries but can't anymore atm. I grew raspberries too but they were too much trouble tbh.
Blueberries are a popular garden fruit here so I'm hoping to buy some in August if I can find any. Hopefully Green Harvest WILL open soon and I can get some mailed to us. I have seeds for Basil and I can't WAIT to sow them in August.
My chooks have been co-operatively getting their straw ready for me lol. I just put their old straw in an 11L bucket and close up the lid and a few months later it's totally BLACK soil. Magic happens!
I also really want to grow Loofahs for the first time, so we can dry them out and use them in the shower to scrub ourselves lol. I can get those plants / seeds from Green Harvest too.
I'm plowing through my MH work at a rate of knots, but not getting much done in the garden on my leave.
I guess the more mentally healthy I feel then the more I can do later?
Have you wanted to grow something new in your garden Mark?