Sunday, 10 June 2012

Back from the dead

Sunday 10th June 2012

The harsh frost at the turn of the year did for my bay tree, fig, a bamboo, kiwi fruit, olive, mahonias, hibiscus and grapes. It nearly did for my walnut tree too.
In fact, anything mildly exotic was a goner.

But hold on!
We have the green shoots of recovery.
On the left, the bay tree. On the right the fig.

And below, the kiwi and the bamboo are coming back, just.
The hibiscus and mahonias have already come back to life, so that just leaves the olive and the grapes. I am waiting with renewed expectation.

The lesson is to give the plants time. If there is a root system, it has a chance.

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