Busy, busy, busy now with our visitor season in full swing so the blog has been a little neglected of late.
The Malay Apple tree doesn't seem to know if it's Arthur or Martha! - it's just finished dropping some blossom, has lots of tiny fruits, many mid-sized ones and now a good crop of bright red ripe fruit. Now the problem is to pick some before the birds get to them - as you can see!
They don't have a great deal of flavour but add a lovely splash of colour to the guests' breakfast fruit-platters. We've even managed to salvage a couple of Soursops before the Spectacled Flying Foxes demolish them - but have virtually given up hope of beating the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos to what's left of our yellow Passionfruit!
The white and purple Star-apples are starting to form but will not be ripe for some time yet. And I've just pruned the Lemonade-fruit tree to try and encourage it to fruit - after I nearly killed it last year with too much fertiliser!
We're hoping the Cassowary will be back again to check out any dropped fruit - we've seen more of his 'poo' but haven't spotted him for a while now. There are lots of big purple Cassowary Plums ripe in the rainforest at the moment which have probably caught his attention!