It rained last night, 30mm fell leaving the garden and the bush refreshed. Farther North in Queensland they are dealing with floods but here we are just happy to see the rain and happy to hear that follow-up rain is also a possibility.
The young almond tree is opening the shell of its fruit and I can now gather the nuts. Not a large harvest but then the tree s only three and it still has a lot of growing to do. The orange tree also a three year old, carried a massive amount of blossom this season and had good fruit set only to lose it all. Probably a bit of heat stress and maybe I didn’t give it enough water during the hot dry spell. The tree is still looking very robust so maybe next year…..