That sounds rather unpleasant, but I’m talking about the incredible Spring growth in the garden. The plants are practically invading the house, pressing against the windows. When I’m looking out it’s like being in a forest – with the comfort of a couch.
I took the first photo on October 12 and the second one this afternoon. In the second photo, the house has almost disappeared.
The broad beans are bursting out of their dome. The snow peas and lettuces are pushing against the roof and sides of the greenhouse. The broccoli has outgrown its protective netting and, consequently, the chooks have been nibbling the leaves.
Clematis is pouring across the front fence, and banksia is billowing over the back fence. The chooks wade through the long, lush grass.
‘The force that through the green fuse drives the flower’ pops into my mind when I’m out amongst this explosive growth.