Sunny and windy best describes Sunday morning in Hobart which is why so many yachts were out on the river. I took to the garden with relish and was rewarded for spending a bit of time just observing and weeding. Apart from being delighted that one clivia has done the right thing, I noticed that my Japanese maple had flowered, albeit with fairly subtle colour amongst the new foliage. I have never seen this before and I expect it is because I have never looked. My native hop bush was also in flower and that is the first time it has flowered.
Yesterday I noticed along the neck at Bruny Island on my way home from the Bird festival that the pigface is in flower and so I checked on mine and sure enough the lovely purple flowers are appearing.
Perhaps the greatest reward was to see new growth on my passionfruit which has always been sick no matter how much manuring and feeding it gets. After having chelated iron recommended, it now seems that it might be the magic ingredient as it is now a few weeks since I administered it and whilst the colour is still a bit yellow it is nothing compared with what it has been.