Saturday, January 07, 2006


It's Not Dead Yet!

For years now - nearly 10 - this poor avacado tree has been struggling on through drought, frost and general owner neglect and ineptitude. In the summer it goes out in all weathers and returns indoors before the frosts arrive - and turn it into a stick, as happened to my father's avacado tree. Obviously I don't expect any fruit from it - apparantly commercially grown avocados require grafting. Hopefully the bug infestation has been killed off - for several years now a scaley creature appears on the leaves, drinking the sap and crapping glue onto everything below it. In the summer this isn't a problem and the garden police (usually ants) keep them in check but in the winter the carpet suffers. A regular check of the leaves is called for and extermination of any bugs essential.

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