We are part way through painting the house. Which isn’t happening at any spectacular rate because of all the rain. So much for good planning. Meanwhile, the feijoas are gaining in height and new buds are appearing.

I returned to the garden centre to query the lack of variety. They fudged the answer something terrible, so I am now suspicious that I have been sold a hedging plant and not a fruiting plant – even though the tags say FRUIT. Guess I can only wait and see. Can’t prove anything yet.

At least we have TWO trees and I will try harder this spring to facilitate pollination and fertilise properly.