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.
The mangoes are looking good. This is the one that is out the front near the banana's. I have about 5 fruit this size and a couple of smaller ones which I'm not sure if they will develop. This is only it's second (?) year in the ground so is doing really well. I ate my first two white shahtoot mulberries today - they were delicious!! This tree has only been in the ground for about 6 months and is doing well. Later harvest than normal black mulberries so I look forward to when it is in full productionMy new panama berry tree out on the verge FINALLY has little flower buds developing. Boy I've missed these fruit.
The china pear guava has set it's fruit. I've got about 20 fruit on the tree. I will be netting them shortly - can't wait to taste my first harvest. I've had good fruit set on the lychees. Fingers crossed they keep even 1/2 as many. Last year I got a bit slack with the water to them and lost most of my fruit (not that I had that many set anyway)My little Pecan is looking rather healthy and I think I may have flowers.
Bell Chilli has finally set fruit. If you came to my garden visit, you would have heard my threats to this bush. So big and no fruit. It is still coming out but I might leave till after christmas. Don't you think it will look delightful with it's red little bell shaped fruit on a lush green bush - an outdoor, edible christmas tree :)Had to pull out all of my carrots today as they have absolutely been hammered by something. Finally, I'll leave you with a shot of my cornflowers growing around my Lemonade tree (with a fruit set!!) I've been experimenting with different flowers, working out what will grow well in my garden and I grew cornflowers, asters, foxgloves and hollyhocks for the first time this year. All are beautiful but while the hollyhocks grew amazingly well, they are just too big for my garden. These little beauties however are a perfect size, so along with the foxgloves and asters, they will become a regular fixture - hopefully they'll self seed.
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