May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.

~Irish blessing


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Olives are forming on the tree again. I need a good pickling recipe.



This Dietes Grandiflora just keeps producing these beautiful iris-like blooms.


It's been raining! Whole days of rain over the weekend filling up my buckets and the container under the drain pipe, aswell as giving the ornamentals I rarely water a proper drink.

The San Marzano tomato and Yellow tumbler are still producing fine looking fruits, however a few of the flowers on several plants have yellowed at the stem and turned brown. I'm not sure whether this is normal for a few flowers or not... The white stuff on the leaves is the copper/sulfur dust.


And, WHAT is THIS on the roses? Pink splotches. They're quite pretty actually but I haven't seen them before and am sure they're some kind of disease, probably brought on by all the rain we've been having. And is that the same thing forming on the Black Prince succulent? Uh oh.


UPDATE: It appears to be Botrytis Blight. More fungus... it's on!

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