Winter Wednesday – Bye Bye winter, see ya next year.

I think Spring has arrived, I hope Spring has arrived, even if it hasn’t I’m pretending Spring has arrived.  Even though I am a bit relieved that the weather is warming up I do think its only right to say bye bye to the best things about winter.

Bye Bye Soups & Stews  – You kept me warm on many a cold night.


Bye Bye Front Garden –  During Spring, Summer and Autumn my back garden rules – its all about the veggies, but during winter my (all native) front garden is the place to be!



And finally bye bye winter crops – thankyou for your productivity – I enjoyed eating you all!


See ya next year!



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15 Responses to Winter Wednesday – Bye Bye winter, see ya next year.

  1. Another one to finish with a bit of inspiration. Great tribute to the finer parts of Winter.

    By the way I’ve been meaning to tell you I LOVE the name of your blog. I think all veggie gardens rise and fall on the tomato, who doesn’t aspire to grow a gorgeous, delicious tomato?

  2. Liz says:

    Thanks Good Life, or is that Barbara? My partner was a bit dubious (actually spurious is probably closer) about the name so thankyou for the opportunity to go “SEEEEEEE!”at him.

  3. Andrea says:

    Im with you, good bye Winter and a BIG hello to spring!!! although i do love my porridge and soup. Thanks for droping by and good luck with all your germinating tomatoes!

  4. Diana says:

    I really enjoyed looking at your native plants photos. They are very pretty. I still struggle to remember their name. Yeah Hello Spring!

  5. Shawn Ann says:

    So how cold do your winters get? I am just like you when spring comes…I think, hope, pretend that it has arrived. Makes ya feel a little more alive!

    • Liz says:

      I suspect our seasons will seem very tame compared with yours – basically if the temperature drops below about 12 degrees Celcius (about 53 Farenheit) everyone in Melbourne thinks the Ice Age has returned and refuses to leave the house. Our average winter temperature is about 14C or 57F, with an average nighttime temp of about 6C or 43F. So essentially it is really quite a mild climate, today was lovely about 21C/70F. We have never had a frost in the 4 years I’ve lived in this part of Melbourne – other parts of Melbourne are cooler and do frost. Having lived in the UK for a number of years where it does get fairly cold – although not as cold as parts of the US, Melbourne’s winter is more like their Spring – having said that it doesn’t stop us all whinging about the weather anyway.

  6. Mark Willis says:

    Ithink that these days, with Climate Change and all that, the difference between our seasons is less obvious than it used to be. Here in the UK we had an amazingly hot and dry Spring, whilst the so-called Summer has been cold, dull, grey and windy.

    • Liz says:

      Cold, dull, grey and windy – oh I do miss that…..not….still the hot Spring should have helped the plants along nicely, provided you could water.

  7. Katie says:

    I didn’t realise you had such a similar set out to me! Native out the front, productive out the back 🙂 Here’s to many more years of it.

    • Liz says:

      When I was a kid we had the same set up as well – the pretty on public view (not sure that many people thought natives were that pretty in the 70’s but still…) the not so pretty away from view. Not sure what all those ornamental cabbages I keep seeing would have thought….. I have broken with convention slightly as I have planted a lemon tree amidst my grevilleas.

  8. Delprit says:

    I sadly wave good bye to winter this year because it was fun to me getting cozy, staying indoors and watching movies. partying with karaoke and drinking warm tea in bed it was my favourite routine. Now warm spring.

  9. dilpreet says:

    I liked winter and now warm spring but i hate september i like short days.

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