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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Exciting flowers

The quinces are in full flower and fruits are forming as the petals fall. This one still has its reproductive bits on display, despite the petals having gone.

I'd be surprised if you recognised this tree, but delighted if you did! It's "Dead Man's Fingers", a sub-tropical tree growing happily in my deep south garden and look, it's flowering! If the bees do their thing, those flowers will become big bright blue pods, filled with edible jelly. I've only ever seen them in photographs, but now I'm hopeful of seeing and eating them in the flesh.

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