Not a lot has changed in the garden over those two years. This is the mandarin tree that featured in my first post and it is still going strong although I don't think there is as much fruit on it this year which is fine as it is so hard to reach a lot of it especially as we are getting older and aren't as nimble.
I am fighting again this year with the pests that like to eat my brassicas but I have discovered that my Landcress is growing so hopefully next year it will help to repel them. If you missed the post Landcress - the Caterpillar Killer you might be interested to read about it if you are having the same trouble.
The Tamarillos were around two years ago also but now thanks to the local wildlife, instead of one tree, we have about four plus one coming up in the compost heap :-)
Violets always bring a little colour to the winter garden and they grow well here in Toowoomba.
The Camellias are just opening up and always cheer me up on a dismal grey day which I think we might be going to have a few of this week as the wind has picked up and the thermals have been unpacked.
The possums still fight on the roof in the early hours of the morning and partly eat the Cherimoyas which are left scattered along the path. Considering the noise they make you would think they were playing hockey with the fruit.
While the goings on in the garden are much the same there have been some life changes I guess. I have retired during those two years and have joined the ranks of the 'young old' which I didn't realise even existed until I read on Rhonda's Down to Earth blog about this category. I went to a Council funded fitness class at which only myself and a gentleman in his eighties turned up and I became acutely aware that I wasn't in the 'old old' category yet :-)
I have let my hair go grey so have also joined the ranks of the 'invisible' people. This is how some ladies describe themselves now that they are older and have gone grey. They have found that it is as though they are invisible when they are waiting for service in some situations. While I haven't really found this to be the case I do notice that I am being called 'Dear' an awful lot by the younger generation. ;-)
There have been changes health wise with various aches and pains coming and going depending on how much gardening I do as the CEO doesn't want to garden much anymore as he has had constant and ongoing health problems recently. He is pretty old though as he is 11 months older. Ha ha!
We are fortunate though that we are as healthy as we are and really we don't have a lot to complain about in this beautiful country. We are still a whole lot better off than many other people who would give an arm and a leg to have our 'problems'.
I will leave you with a photo of the lovely Patricia Andrea who moved in with us last September. She is quite beautiful and I think she is a keeper.