The Oncidium “Mayfair Trinity” has finally opened and has been a very cheering sight on the rainy days we’ve had. But lordy! difficult to photograph indoors as it matches the paint colour!
So I chose a moment between showers and took these on the back deck.
No discernible fragrance with “Mayfair,” but the Midnight Blue is deliciously scented.
Not what I’d call midnight blue, but let’s not quibble; it was darker in bud.
I was at a garden centre buying potting mix and spotted a lovely “red thing” which looked promising.The *&*$#!!ing label merely called it “Flaming Beauty.” Turns out to be Carphalea kirondon, “Flaming Beauty.” I snipped off one stem and popped it into a small bottle with a sprig of Clerodendrum nutans (which is not known as a cut flower) and for a day they looked nice.
The Carphalea’s flowers are the tiny, white things.The “flame” is properly called bracts.
Ooh! hold the press…I’ve just picked a whopping soursop…
The Man called me to help relocate a spider whose web was attached to the car and he didn’t want to break it.So, spider relocated, I thought I’d just check on the soursop. Wow! I haven’t actually tested it for ripeness for a few days and it’s just as well I did it today or the thing would have plopped very squishily into the garden.
Yes, it’s a big ‘un. Needs an entire crisper bin to itself!
That’s all for now. I have delivered on my promise of orchids and now I must go to the purveyor of pussy fare…