PARAGUAYOS - or Doughnut Peach.
Last year we found these funny little fruits in the market. They look like a pale squashed peach and as long as the fruit was soft and yielded a little to the touch (matura) they tasted 10 times better than a peach or nectarine. We asked Gonzalo if he could graft some onto a bitter almond tree and this week he obliged. Down came most of the branches of the almond, cuts were made at the top of what was left, little twiglets put in, wet bandages wrapped round, then sealed with plastic and hey presto, fingers crossed these unprepossessing twigs will start growing and maybe next year we'll have some fruit.
And here are the fruits. When I googled for an image, I discovered that they've recently become popular in the UK and have been renamed doughnut peaches.
I thought bulbs wouldn't take here as it's too warm, the more so this season as it's been prolonged Autumn. But here are the little grape hyacinth and maybe a tulip or two when it decides to show itself.
I really love the copper leaves of this phormium lower right of the pear tree). El jefe liked the idea of the sun shining these lovely blue, green and copper bottles towards sunset so has hung them on the bare branches. Another bit of whimsy in our garden
These osteospurmum grow like weeds here and make a lovely show. I love the white spoon flowers in the front.
Isn't it strange......I didn't blog regularly for a long time - I think I got overwhelmed by the busyness of it all and other things took priority. Now I can't seem to stop...feast or a famine.