Update

2 Jul

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These aloe striatula blooms drip nectar. It tastes pleasingly sweet.

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None of the tetrapanax have put out a single sucker so far. I wait.

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Montezuma pine. Growth has been noticeably stronger this year despite a cold May. It was 29c yesterday though.

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The mystery agave isn't doing a great deal, just being its usual sinuous self. It survived winter albeit with a brown patch near the heart, as you can see. I'm anxious for it to grow out.

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This last image is of the front garden. The tetrapanax here has the best form of the three: its leaves have a lax grace. Chusquea culeou has an admirable, dolorous bulk. It's quite a character, so much so that it doesn't seem to go with anything, like araucaria.

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