Update on the LilliPilli in Flower - it's fruited

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Update on the LilliPilli in Flower - it's fruited

Postby taffyman » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:38 pm

I posted the first two photos in September after our annual flower show and a couple of weeks ago I had a pleasant surprise - it's actually flowered! There does appear (today) to be some fruit developing as well now the flowers have gone. If they do, I'll post another photo of them. I'm really happy about this tree because it really was a sick looking thing when I first got it, and to see it now in flower is very rewarding.

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Re: LilliPilli in Flower

Postby lmrk » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:04 am

Hey Taffy. Long time no see!!! :(

That Lillipilli is magnificent!!!! How beautiful in flower. Just have to get myself one to add to the ever growing collection! :mrgreen:
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Re: LilliPilli in Flower

Postby The Estate » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:20 am

Very cool Taffy, looks great :shock:
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Re: LilliPilli in Flower

Postby abwal » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:57 pm

You have done an excellent job with that, Taffy. It looks great.
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Re: Update on the LilliPilli in Flower - it's fruited

Postby taffyman » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:47 pm

This little gem has actually got some fruit on it. It's really great when a tree rewards you like this. Firstly, I never expected to see flowers on it - and now it's got nine lovely red fruit. There appears to be more fruit in the making as well. I tried one, but at the moment they are still a little bitter, but still have a slightly sweet taste to them. It needs a bit of a trim, but as long as it producing fruit I'll leave it alone to enjoy itself.
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Re: Update on the LilliPilli in Flower - it's fruited

Postby Sam » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:51 pm

Are you going to make a little tiny jar of jam from them, seeing as it is a bonsai???
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Update on the LilliPilli in Flower - it's fruited

Postby taffyman » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:57 pm

Now that's an idea Sam. Got any thimbles with screw tops on them?
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Re: Update on the LilliPilli in Flower - it's fruited

Postby lmrk » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:24 pm

That is adorable Taffy!!!! (Y) (Y)
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Re: Update on the LilliPilli in Flower - it's fruited

Postby Lea » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:30 pm

Gorgeous, Taffy - and great work bonsai-wise too - I'm never successful with bonsais! But yours is beautiful (Y) :mrgreen:
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