The weeping tea tea tree is in bloom and there are so many little insects buzzing around. Some bigger insects too that buzz me anytime I forget and get too close! I noticed a butterfly and ran to get my camera - what colour was it - red an yellow of course! These are called union jack butterflies and are one of our more common butterflies.
The vegetable garden got a good weeding, and the paths are now clean, I think I must really get some mulch soon. In November the council has a weekend where taxpayers can get free mulch - cam I wait for then? The price is right. I have been using my compost as mulch and it is working well, I drag it out the bottom of my bin as soon as it is ready (sometimes even before, as I have read that in the tropics that is fine, and that seems to be working for me.) at the moment we are shredding lots of lychee leaves to add to the compost bin along with cuttings and kitchen scraps, and also I have another bin just for leaf mould.
I left a few pigeon pea plants and they are flowering profusely - surely I will get some peas soon! What colour are they? well, red and yellow of course :)
I love the flowers and would grow them just for the flowers, but they also add nitrogen, and hopefully some produce eventually! Multi-use plants!
Aren't they just beautiful?