Daily Archives: 20/11/2013

late afternoon in the garden - 19 Nov 13

I was in the office all day yesterday (as I am likely to be again today) working my way through a lot of content to develop a legible and useful document for a client.

I hit the wall mid-afternoon and headed out into the garden for a breather and a change of focus.

The label on the blueberry plant indicates that full sun and moderate water are required. It also says that the plant is suitable for culinary use which is good news since that’s why I bought it in the first place.

In the beginning it struggled and a couple of months ago things weren’t looking good for it. Now there are tiny white flowers emerging and I hope that means that the first berries will set soon.

I can’t say the same for the passionfruit vine which also gave cause for concern recently. There is certainly vigorous new growth, but apparently it will not bear fruit as all the growth is coming from its root stock. Ever reliable, the tomatoes are soldiering on.

Underneath the bird feeder the Justicia is blooming red all over. There was lots of bird action going on too. The Blue-faced Honeyeater patiently waited in the queue as apparently yesterday it was the turn of the lorikeets to be at the top of the hierarchy.