The lychee tree sprouted these lovely lime green leaves a couple of weeks ago. Very pretty, I thought, until this week when something attacked them! Yesterday afternnon we spent all day blowing and mulching up dried shrivelled brown leaves, and I did put them into the compost. Hope I am not spreading diseases. I remember this happening last year and we found lots of little catterpillars. Not so many catterpillars this year,so the other option is it could be a fungus.. Reading up about it online I discovered that the only way to treat either problem is to spray the whole tree. If all it means is that I wont get lychees that is ok and preferable to spraying. This tree is really too big to harvest the lychees and without covering it with netting there would be none left for us after the birds and bats have their share. We will just keep looking at it as a lovely shade tree.
The thick snake beans just keep producing.
And my garlic chives are flowering - what lovely cheerful flowers, and they should be great for keeping away bugs.