This morning I went out to water and was delighted to find some cucumbers almost ready to pick.
I also took a photo of Cape Gooseberries which are a mystery to me. I have no experience of this fruit and have been trying it out at the wrong time but think that it is now about ready. Anyone who knows about this fruit I would love to hear from you. I have only one bush and don’t know if it is perennial and how big it grows or if I need several.
I bought it in a nursery because I already had two other familiar gooseberries that I remember from childhood. My late sister loved them and Mum used to make gooseberry pies. It is decades since I had gooseberry pie and I must admit it was never a favourite of mine but still I thought I might stretch to it if my bushes ever produce.
I also checked out my passionfruit vine to see if it had instantly improved since I have now fed it and watered it well. I am so disgusted by the sickly state of that vine that I have fussed over to no avail that I went out and bought another one and this time adhered to the old wives’ tale of burying a lamb’s fry under it. I did so and the new one is bursting with good health. It must be an iron feeder. I look forward to the day when this vine wraps itself around the railing and droops from the weight of passionfruit; Nellie Kelly of course. The banana passionfruit whilst much easier to grow is terribly invasive and not a patch on the black.
Nothing like a pavlova with passionfruit oozing over the cream.
Compare and contrast these two passionfruits!