You nurture your plants.....
Fertilise and trim them .......
and when the buds appear you look forward keenly to a beautiful show of flowers.
This is what was happening in our front yard.
The Ixora plants are lush and green after a dose of fertilizer and lots of rain.
They were completely covered with buds promising big heads of coral pink flowers like this.
But no. Look at this.
This plant should be covered with flowers
Instead we have this.
A horrible caterpillarish bug is eating all the buds and we are left with this!
Yuk ! YUk ! YuK !
I've sprayed again this morning but it's a battle with the rain washing it off.
Let's hope it's not too late and the next lot of buds survive.
I'll keep you posted !
At least elsewhere in the garden things are looking better.
The flowering gums are doing well
and the flowers are spectacular.
with the promise of more to come.
Even this tiny tree has heaps of buds
The frangipani is doing its bit and sending a delightful perfume through the air.
I guess you win some, you lose some!