I have one growing, just in case.
It’s a grey windy morning but without the fog they had predicted I’m sorry to say. Fog just make any day so much nicer., especially now when it’s autumn and dreary. But I guess it might be too warm for autumn fog, I’m not even sure it was this warm last year at this time and last year was warm. It stays around 7C- 10C (45F- 50F) even during the nights at the moment. Normally it should be just around 0C (32F).
Last winter killed a lot of my plants and I guess it was because they aren’t used to warm winters. I live on a cold spot so normally it is as cold here during winter as it is in the upper half of this country. Well, I can always get new plants and won’t complain because I like these warm winters and I guess we better get used to them since the climate is getting warmer. Not warm enough for a mango tree in the garden I’m afraid 🙂 I di however have a tiny one growing by my kitchen window just in case 🙂 🙂
I also have several passion fruit plants and am hopeful that they will produce at least a few passion fruits next summer. I’ll just plant them towards the south heading wall where the wind won’t reach them and they’ll do the rest. They and the honey bees my neighbor keeps and all the other kind of bees that lives here. All farmers here grow ecological so no pesticides are sprayed and no other poisons are allowed either, that’s why we have so many cats here and all strays that may pass by will find a home in any of the barns they might like. They’ll also be fed besides the mice eating so that they want to stay for as long as they live.
I also have a Poinsettia growing there. Do You remember that I bought two last winter and told You that they most likely would die within a few weeks 🙂 One actually survived and is now a rather nice little bush. It is possible to make it flower year after year if one can give it absolute darkness for 14 hours every day in up to six weeks, naturally some flower anyway but never those I’ve had because they normally just die instead 🙂 I think I’ll try to give it that much darkness by just putting it away in a paper bag as soon as I come home from work, even the light from a lamp is said to be too much light.
It is time for a pot of tea and after that a nap I think, or perhaps I’ll watch a dvd instead.
Have a great day!