Monday, June 29, 2009

How to make your papaya tree bear more fruit

Just plant some pineapple tops around it! Pineapples and other bromeliads seem to have a symbiotic relationship with papaya. Next time you gring a fresh pineapple fom the store, don't throw away the top. Plant it near one of your fruit trees.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

pink surprise

This is the surprising flower of the bromeliad billbergia zebrina which is a rare flower indeed. The flower has large pink bracts and a chandelier of jade and blue flowers hanging down. I could pursuade the plant to flower by strewing tomatoes all round it .