Jack and the not-Beanstalk ;-) It's the new-to-us Jack Bean from the seeds given to Lissa recently. Anyway it's growing well except that 'something or someone' is busy skeletonising the leaves. Whether I'm growing this plant in the right place (western-facing) or in the right season is anyone's guess right now. I'm not a fan of the beans themselves but it's good to grow something on the trellis until it's time to grow the Tatume squash. So hoping that there will be plenty of seeds for those who like the beans.
Woo hoo - 18 or so new buds on the two red-fleshed Dragon Fruit plants! Quite a surprise and a gift I suppose from global warming. I was getting ready to prune the plants when whoosh! all these buds popped up. I think there's 18 - they keep dodging around (or I just cannot count).
The Whiskers You're Getting When You Don't Have a Cat ... Orthosiphon aristatus afaik is the proper name of the Australian native plant known as 'Cat's Whiskers'. It's a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae). The flowers come in many variations on white-purple-pink these flowers are 'white' but in real life there is a purple blush about them. Do they attract native bees? I'd like to know, I've not seen any but then I don't look very often either.
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