Plenty of basil, still growing wherever it wants.
Pie and Saucy have a pair of new youngsters: Hungry B Bird and Euphemia Morsel. The recent heatwave prompted me to get out a pool for the dog. Hungry took advantage.
“Hey, while you’re looking for a bit of mince, I’ll just see if there’s anything up here worth eating…”
Brave enjoys the benefits of his successful grant application.
This guy ate most of my little cayenne plants. Does he have a serious hankering to become hasenpfeffer?
Flying ant, courtesy of my camera’s macro setting. It beats squinting or looking for the Fresnel lens.
Brave, father of Pip.
Pip, who is now being given the bum’s rush by his parents. I don’t know if he’ll keep turning up for much longer.
One of the tiny Sarracenias (species unknown) from the seed tray which was washed out in a thunderstorm.
Another tiny Sarracenia from the same tray.
The third specimen.
The Zimbabwean Birdseye pepper has begun fruiting.
Lost the tag: I think this is a Habanero.
Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” pepper. This was the record hottest variety until recently. (I’m growing seeds of the Carolina Reaper, the new record-holder.)
One of the cayennes that Bastard Hare didn’t get.
A Jalapeno plant. This one’s already spent two years in a hanging basket, before transplantation to the bed. It’s fruiting nicely.
A younger Jalapeno, from a different supplier.
Two Ancho chillies. The light green plants are Canna (native arrowroot).
My own accidental hybrid, the Red Ribbed Rocket, has established itself in the middle of a grevillea bush in the front garden, and done very nicely there. This will be its third year, which is pretty good in a climate where most chillies are annuals due to frost.
Red Ribbed Rockets are about 7/10 for heat, equivalent to a Cayenne. They’re reasonably resistant to dry weather, and prolific fruiters.
We’ve got a few varieties of Gazanias.
LEGO Pig Cosplayer Guy is acting as size-reference. This is one of the three tiny Sarracenias in the storm-damaged tray.
And the third one.
One of the more advanced seedlings: a Sarracenia purpurea, in its second year.
Sarracenia purpurea, second-year seedling. The following shots are all the same species and age, with one exception.
This one’s the exception. It may be a purpurea, and seems to have sprouted very recently. Perhaps it’s lain dormant for a couple of years.
The little surprise pitcher is in the foreground. One of the smaller 2nd-year purpureas is at Cosplay Pig Guy’s feet.
Drosera spatulata growing in the same tub as one of the large S. purpurea plants.
One of the flytraps, and a few Drosera capensis.
Some more second-year purpureas.
A second-year purpurea. It’s had a hard life.
Baby D. spatulata
Mature D. spatulata – the blackened edge on the leaf of plant in right foreground is frost damage from last winter.
This D. capensis has just been transplanted. After a few days’ acclimatisation, it’s off to a sunny window-sill in a friend’s office.
Some shots from the bathtub swamp garden.
The one Nepenthes I didn’t kill, slowly making a comeback.
Broome chilli seedlings.
My largest S. leucophylla.