Tuesday, 25 March 2008

I have waited long for this...

We have 2 passionfruit vines in our garden. One is a grafted one from the garden centre, the other transplanted from the compost bin. That sounds very much like the parable of the tame and the wild olive tree, now doesn't it? We have a tame and a wild vine..... For the last couple of years I have waited in vain for flowers and fruit. It obviously wasn't getting the right combination of light and rain. But, as I went out to have a look at it today, I discovered dozens of buds and flowers. Mostly on the wild one... I will be guarding our treasure, because I can't wait to have some fruit!!! The cockatoos and possums will probably like them too, so I am going to find some nets to protect my vines.
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  1. Wow, you don't see anything like that in Chicago! I love it!

  2. Aren't passionfruit flowers amazing! The fruit will be on its way soon.

  3. That is a cool picture - I have to say I have never seen a passion fruit flower before. Thanks for sharing! Good luck on saving the fruit from the critters!


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