Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Garden Photos

Please excuse me whilst I play with the new camera :)

These are avocado flowers...
Avocado flowers start off as girl flowers, then after a couple of days turn into boy flowers. In warm climates all the flowers open together, and so they're all girls and then boy flowers at the same time, unsurprisingly, not much fertilising happens.

As usual I wasn't sure if we were going to get them all opening at once, or gradually - as we hover uncertainly between a sub-tropical and a temperate climate here.  But here we have the proof, they're opening gradually. So I'll get a mix of girls and boys and before we know it, baby avocados will be on their way.

Spike lavender, how amazing is that colour?

Wonderful cheery chrysanthemums...

And, check these beauties out!  Our two cherry blossoms - the cherry tree is just 60cm tall, and this is going to be our crop this year - and I was rather chuffed just to get these, truth be told.

:)

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Veronica said...

My cherry trees aren't even budding up yet, which is stupid. Mum lives 15kms away and her trees all have buds and flowers and leaves, while mine are stuck hibernating still. Damn my cold weather.

I'm not talking about anything else, winter killed all my flowering plants, so I'm back to the drawing board with a paddock, some barely alive gum trees and nothing else.

On the upside, it would appear my broad beans are going to take over the world and my kale is growing well.

Kirsty said...

Avocado, yum. Can you jam them??? :)

Mel said...

Great pictures. Love the Lavender.

dixiebelle said...

How interesting about the avocado flowers!

Mel said...

Great pictures. Love the Lavender.