The calendar doesn't lie so it has been officially autumn for a month but there is some confusion amongst my plants. Then there were the ducklings that hatched out in autumn too so perhaps there is confusion all round.
The crepe myrtles are definitely in tune with the calendar and know what is good for them. They have their lovely russet leaves on display and look just a nice now as they do when in full bloom.
The mulberry trees on the other hand are in trouble. They have lost their leaves and are now sprouting new ones and fruit as well. They are under the impression that it is spring. The day lengths are about the same as early spring and the temperatures too so who can blame them really. I tell you these two mulberry trees are nothing but trouble. The white mulberry can't be relied on for any fruit at all in the spring but it is covered in baby mulberries now just waiting for a frost to wipe them out. It is a lovely tree to look at though. The black mulberry was a lovely tree in its infancy but blew over once when it was first in the ground and has been recalcitrant ever since. Well as much as a tree can be that is. Hope they work this season stuff out.
No confusion here. White strawberries. They are delicious and taste like lollies/candy. Like the red alpine strawberry they great plants to grow and if you ever come across one and are wondering whether to buy it or not, I'd say go for it. Yum!
I'm going to have a cup of tea and then plant some peas because it is autumn and that is what I do.