Those handed down recipes are pretty priceless Mark.
I love them lol.
So everyone my daughter downloaded a tree and plant identification app on her phone.
I've been pulling out this mass of "something" and then I couldn't remember whether my gardener was shocked I as pulling them out OR was animated for me to keep pulling them out lol.
So my daughter ID'd them.
They're Peruvian Lilies from the Inca Lily family aka NZ Christmas Bells.
I'll know to take more care and NOT rip them out anymore lol.
They have the most beautiful flower and are pretty much tolerant of all types of neglect lol.
But the app had no idea what our Faraway Tree was.
It gave lots of answers but no way is it any of those.
My disasters lol:
- my nectarine had beautiful half sized fruit on Thursday last week (from a distance) and then on Sunday they were ALL gone... some had been cooked on the tree by the extreme heat we've had.
Some were SO swollen from the rain all in a few weeks.
Some were then attacked by fruit fly.
Next disaster lol... well it could be worse...
- I went to get my green bin from way down the back where we'd cleared huge walls of lantana and there was a carpet of green ALL over the cleared land..
I looked closer and I think it's thousands of shoots of lantana coming up from the long roots.
I tried to pull out some seedlings but they were almost impossible to get out,
YEP must be attached to the strong root systems.
I know it's Mother Earth trying to protect herself but omg what a lot of work.
Any seeds I could plant to "out-compete" the lantana would bring another wave of difficult to get rid of plants, so hmmm.
I need to conserve my energy over a day, then wrap up good from the mozzies and get down there with a hay fork and rip out all the roots and dispose immediately.
WHAT A JOB in this heat. Not happy!
2 other lantana plants have burgeoned with all the rain.
That's a saw and rip job too.
But I knew it wouldn't be easy lol, I didn't think it would be THIS hard though!