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Garden before-photos

October 03, 2020 — BarryK

I posted about planting an Umbrella tree (Schefflera Amate) and an Irish Strawberry tree (Arbutus Undeo):

They were planted around the 11th of September, so have been in for about 3 weeks. I think it would be nice to take some "before" photos, then take photos again 12 months later. So, here they are...

This photo shows the two Umbrella trees:


For the first 3 weeks, they just sat there doing nothing, but today I noticed new growth just starting. So, got inspired to take the "before" photos. It will be very interesting to see what these plants look like 6, 12 months later.

Another one that I put in about the same time, was the Irish Strawberry tree. It sat there doing nothing for about 2 weeks, then started sprouting, quite vigorously. Photo:


...the new growth is lighter-green.

On the otherhand, a Feijoa tree, that I put in about the same time, is doing nothing, it has lost some leaves (right side of photo). I am wondering if the Feijoa will suddenly decide to "come good".

The Feijoa is also known as Pineapple Guava, though it is not a guava. According to here, it is fast growing to 4 metres:

However, I have grown this before, and found it to be fairly slow growing and only attained a low bush after several years. 

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