Do you remember my fruit tress that fell victim to the Qld floods, they were removed from their wells and nurtured to a point that I could give no more. We allocated a new spot way out beyond which I named the Special Care Nursery (previously named the Graveyard, but I now remain very optimistic, read on. . . )
|The Special Care Nursery|
I confess, we did actually give up on that last lot, put them in Gods hands we did and decided to start from scratch and invest in a dozen or so new healthy fruit trees, the holes were dug, the soil prepared and in they went . . .
|This is an Elli tree, this one is three years old, lets see how big she grows.|
Washington Navel, Lanes Late Navel, Blood Orange, Lisbon Lemon, Tahitian Lime, Kumquat,
Tangelo and a Lemonade Tree.
Also managed to squeeze in a Fig, Two Custard Apples, a Tropical Apple, an Angel peach and a White Mulberry, oh and two little blueberry bushes.
So you wouldn't believe it but this is what's been happening up in the special care unit
Look. . . Signs of new Life....
Still waiting to see how the stonefruits go,
We have four that still look like dead sticks but I am hoping these will still miraculously bloom in Spring
In the meantime, we already have a Navel Orange and Two Mandarin Trees well established and loaded with fruit. They sit in our yard next to the Mango Tree and Macadamia Nut Tree....
I have a new Paw Paw or actually I think it's a Red Papaya growing strong and should produce next season and a small handful of banana trees well on their way too....
I'm ready for the next raspberry season, am hoping to double the size of my crop this year...
Oh nearly forgot the passion fruits that are growing crazily out of control over my chook coop, two yellow panama and a purple panama.
Near that I have a large Black Mulberry I planted about 12 months ago along with a hand full of wild Mulberries I dug up from the side of the road.....
So all in all we've actually got quite a good fruit bowl planted....I didn't realise until I sat down just now and wrote this post...Oh and the Gooseberries. Well, they say in some climates they are perennials and other climates they are annuals, I found out mine were only annuals...Not to worry I have a bag of Cape Gooseberry seeds ready to plant this spring along with a good handful of Rosella.
So fingers crossed now for a Productive and Fruitful life ahead.....