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!


Thursday, 28th April, 2011


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 :-)