Out of season. Plum blossom in autumn. Image: Su Leslie, 2018
Our poor plum tree is confused. After bearing record numbers of fruit earlier in the year, it began to blossom again; fooled perhaps by the unusually warm weather.
Sadly, this awakening was short-lived. Auckland’s weather has turned, and any blossom not torn off in the storm last week has been drenched and blown away in subsequent days.
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Plum blossom. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
Plum blossom, take 2. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
The plum blossom has survived the rain and wind we’ve had all week, and this morning I noticed the neighbour’s clematis has sent a tendril over the fence with these two flowers attached.
The first clematis. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
First blossom; kowhai tree in our garden. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
The kowhai tree in our garden has begun to blossom this week. As more and more flowers emerge, hopefully the tui and kereru will return to feed on them.