As with all things, thankfully, there is a balance and whilst some trees have lost their leaves, others are putting forth new growth and all around young fruits are making their debut. Lime, mango, gauva and more, are showing off the cutest miniature versions of the real thing. Curiously, the Golden Apple (spondias cytherea), has lost all it's leaves but still has a good crop of new fruit. Before long, we will barely be able to spot the fruit amongst the lush new foliage.
In the driveway, although the grass is looking rather rough and unkempt and the temporary gate looks as though it is about to keel over, the young trees seem to be holding their own and the Cashew has donned her first pretty pink flowers and burnished copper leaves. Fingers crossed that they will go on to make fruit and eventually nuts!
By the way, it's not just the plants that are a-stirring in the garden - can you tell what the creature in the last photo is? OK, it's a really poor quality photo - these fellas move like grease lighting - but you might just be able to make him out.....
|Cashew with it's new coppery leaves and pink flowers|
|One of several baby limes on the potted tree waiting to be transplanted|
|A mature Golden Apple tree full of fruit but without leaves for now|
|My favourite variety, Mango Palwee, small, sweet and a lovely shade of bright yellow when ripe.|
|The three year old Julie Mango tree showing it's first fruit|
|Cashew, Acerola, Golden Apple, Pomegranate and Love Apple saplings settling in nicely|
|A very poor photo - these fellas are as quick as lightening....but can you see what it is?|