Thursday, April 28, 2011

Munchkin's Mandarin's First Autumn



I was admiring Munchkin's mandarin recently and took a couple of photos to share with you. We've had it for probably around 8 months, and watched it bud and flower here. Now it has 2 mandarins on it, just starting to colour. It actually had heaps more but I removed most of them as the tree itself is still pretty little and we want it to grow strong enough to support a lot of fruit in future. It won't be able to do that if it is spending all its energy on fruit production this year! I love the shiny green of the newer leaves. And look who I found enjoying its branches! We've had an almost infestation of praying mantis lately. One has even laid her egg sack on our front door handle!




Amy

Thursday, 28th April, 2011

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

We've had a cricket infestation here, not the praying mantis so much...

MaxineD said...

Lovely little tree and it is really thriving :-) Love the photo of the praying mantis :-)
Blessings
M