Friday, 30 December 2011
Thursday, 29 December 2011
We were away for two days and came back to this!
My lovely Apricot crop. From my single tree.
The red wattle birds are constantly barking and calling to each other up the back where the tree is and if there is an upside it is that they are cleaning up the fruit on the ground quite nicely.
I went out and picked all of the remaining low lying fruit. Less than 20 pieces, In this case the birds got over 90%. I think I have enough almost ripe fruit for a jar of jam which is what I really, really wanted to make with this fruit. Lesson learned. Next year we will net.
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
This vine weaves its way up and around most of our garden, it is a weed.
The Blue Crown Passion fruit It is a yellow skinned passion fruit with bland red flesh. Last Summer the birds who are the ones I suspect bought it to our garden initially, enjoyed them. The flowers are pretty but the vine is invasive in warmer weater. I'm wondering what I can do with the bland sweet red flesh this year.
Here it is in one of our Plum trees.
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
Sorry I didn't come back with more berry posts. The pace of life has picked up around here and I am barely blogging on either of my blogs. :)
These pond Spiders are amazing the skate across the water with such speed and agility grabbing unsuspecting insects at the water before they even realise what is happening.
we also have baby Goldfish swimming around in there which intrigue me!