This month's harvest
I've decided I need a shade tree to go in the backyard. Let's face it - I want some grass, but I also want to be able to sit out in my backyard and enjoy it. Hence a shade tree. It must be deciduous, relatively small, not necessarily productive (if it is - can't have fruit fly prone fruit as I will not be keeping small enough for netting) but beautiful if not. Jacaranda's and Poinsettia's are out -> Jacs are too big and the Poins are too wide. Something about the poinsettia's height…Continue
It may be a tad dry but it photosynthesizes. Always full of surprises. A garden of dirty delights.
Main events: the frangipanis have…Continue
Be careful what you wish for. Today my wish came through for rain but unfortunately in a huge 30 minute downpour which is one of the heaviest I've seen in Brisbane. It was so heavy that my camera couldn't properly take photos on its 'smart mode' and thus I didn't quite get these taken right when it was the heaviest. Still they speak for themselves.…Continue
By no means, am I expert with growing these trees, but I can report on my experience with my 2 itchy trees as I call them. Maybe I should call them touchy trees.
Susan has asked me to put into words what and when I do, with my Persimmon trees, so here goes.
This variety is a non-astringent, self-fertile, small size tree about 2 ½ metres high.
My trees are quite a few years old now, approximately 15 years. First I had one plant in a pot for a while, then was advised…Continue
Well wasn't today just a barrel of fun!! 30 degrees at Wynnum but I went to Roger's garden visit today which is out west a bit and it was 35!!!!! I frantically ran around watering everything this morning before potting up some left over rosella seedlings and a Listada De Gandia eggplant to take.
We have been harvesting nectarines for the past 2 weeks now. Every 2nd or 3rd day I go out and get about 1Kg. It's been great.…Continue
For only the second time ever (for me), the Caper Whites are migrating. Reading about them, they do it frequently so it's pot-luck if you see them.
The first migration I saw was in Brisbane while driving down Cornwall Street Annerley, clouds of them were heading steadily north-east. As indeed they are today and for several days since, white butterflies are fluttering by in Deception Bay.
Some have come into my yard and are sipping nectar from the Lucerne. There are a number of…Continue
Bought the seeds from the guy at Gin Gin, forget his name :-(
An elegant little plant not looking much like a traditional Eggplant (Aubergine). Smaller leaf, more compact growth. And in full flight with a half-dozen ripe fruit, looks like a small Christmas tree.
Easy enough to grow in the Eggplant fashion - plenty of minerals, gypsum and water. So far has not been attacked by those lady-bird look-alikes which munch the leaves.
I never salt Eggplant slices and I always…Continue