The Passiflora Incarnata, aka as Maypop is flowering again! I bought it last year, and it flowered, but didn’t give any fruits, then died down in winter. It re-shoot this spring, and is flowering again. I have hand pollinated a couple of the flowers, and hope it will give some fruits this year ~
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This photo was taken on 14/10 when I had a quick visit to my parents’ place, and noticed the peaches have start ripening. I’ve told my parents about it, and they didn’t have time to get a good look to harvest until this past weekend, and guess what?
There were none left!!! None on the tree, and nothing on the ground either!!!
We’ve been battling fruitflies and possibly borers on this tree for its first couple of years, and after having chooks and baiting fruitflies for the past three years, we were only starting to harvest relatively fruitfly free fruits last year, and this year, we didn’t get any fruit!!!
I don’t mind sharing some with the wild life, but geez! They’ve got to leave us some!!!
At least with the Mulberry tree, and the passionfruits, the wild life and us both had a good feast! Same with the paw paw, we usually get some too! Were the peaches so good????
I have first attempted guerrilla gardening by burying some winter melon seeds on the communal land next to the townhouse I’m living in last year, but they didn’t germinate. It’s always been a difficult one for me to germinate, so I wasn’t very disappointed.
There are a number of gum trees on this land, and the soil is rock hard covered with pine chip mulch, and there’s a drainage path covered by large pebble rocks for the runoff from the neighbouring acreage property. However, it is poorly designed, so the water drain next to rather than in it, washing away some of the mulch when it rains ….
This year, it appears the strawberries I was growing have done some guerrilla gardening on its own by sending runners through the tiny gaps on the fence, despite the winter was so dry and we still haven’t received much rain at all, two strawberry plants have survived!
So I’m trying guerrilla gardening again by planting some butternut pumpkin, and Moon & Stars watermelon seeds. The pumpkin seeds I’ve saved myself a few years ago, but the Moon & Stars watermelon seeds were purchased, and have expired. The last time I attempt to grow it, it rained so much the only one watermelon on the vine split and burst… The pumpkin seeds have germinated after about a week, and it’s been two weeks since they were planted, but there are still no signs of watermelon germinating…..now I wanted watermelons so much that I might go and buy some more seeds!
Now that I’m back in the garden watering at least once a week, some of the trees that I thought didn’t make it through the past few months are showing signs of life! (See post here about what happened in the last few months)
I’m so glad that the blue lillipilly, and soursop survived ~ I’m so looking forward for the lillipilly to grow and the soursop to fruit ~~~~ Will need to repot them to bigger pots tomorrow!
It’s the berry season here ~ just tasted my first Redlands Joy strawberry… it was tasteless!! I don’t know it was my skills or what…
Anyway, what I wanted to say was, the Mulberry tree at my mum’s place is laden with fruits, and the birds are having a great time