Saturday, August 29, 2009
Carissa macrocarpa - Natal Plum
Friend, Yvonne, gave us a tiny cutting of this gorgeous shrub last year and now it's going crazy. The smell of the jasmine-like blossom is divine. One day it will look like this.
There's a lot going on in our semillero. It's like the tryffids getting in there as the Paulownia leaves take up most of the space. But tucked at the back are a few Chirimoya seedlings. This is the custard-apple tree. The fruit is full of shiny large black seeds and we planted them just to see what would happen. I can never get over the miracle of a thriving plant from seed: I think all the loving talk to them must help.