At last I can admit it!
Step 2 - admit defeat....
I'm no green-thumb - however hard I try!
While my sherlock-style sleuthing has improved since I've moved over to the 'dark side' of plant physiology, my pot plants have suffered long-torturous deaths as a result.
Plant pathology = pathos = laziness = death.
See it was inevitable that when I walked hand in hand with the scalpel, my love of the secateurs was lost.
But redemption is at hand!
Well, nature has a sneaky way of showing she's still there to pick up the dry, withered pieces and go forth and be fruitful!
That's right - it's Spring - trees are blooming. Even in my garden!
Infact it feels like Eden to me in my garden as I witness trees that I thought were so deprived of nutrients, flowering and then ...... producing fruit!!!!
I'm like a little kid, I'm so excited to see my avocado, mango and lemon tree all with small growths that indicate that maybe this time:
- the voracious possums haven't eaten all the new growth on every accessible tree limb
- the bronze-orange-bugs aka: stink bugs haven't sucked all the juice out of the citrus buds
- the mysterious flowering pattern of the avocado has come together in magical synchronous dichogamy!
I just had to share the wonderous bounty of our poor neglected garden!
I think that sole bucket of laundry grey-water obviously pushed the avocado over the line this year. Plus the talk of demolition scared the mango into reproduction! And the lemon tree - well she's a stayer!
"And that's your bloomin' lot, but just for this week!"....