Planting Dates For The Future

The date palm is an ancient and productive symbol, an icon whose feathery fronds fringe desert oases. In terms of the speed of return for your outlay, dates plod to maturity. But once they’re fully matured at around fifteen years old, a date palm, Phoenix dactylifera, will crop handsomely.

In Flower Today

There are fifty one plants flowering in my garden. My Ant Plant is still flowering since the last ‘in flower today’ entry on 24.4.06;

Springing To Life

It’s thirteen days since the mulberry, Morus nigra, next door sprouted its new spring leaves – in the middle of July (17.7.06). Here springtime traditionally follows Brisbane’s agricultural show – “The Ecca”, August 10 -19th. The media always look for indicators that springs are arriving earlier due to climate change. It’s such a predictable request…