Lycianthes rantonnetii (Blue potato bush).
The flowers are actually more mauve than blue (I suspect it is the camera’s fault!).
Sweet Potato Slip. This will be twisted off then placed in water until it has some healthy roots and afterwards planted.
Bucket Potatoes coming along very nicely!
Ground Potatoes. I had to surround these with rocks/brick as the hens continually scratched away the soil.
So far, the potatoes have remained unscathed.
Meanwhile … in the shed.
Surprise visitor. An interloper . She is about half the size of the other female. I suspect she may be on the hunt for a free meal, but needs to be careful in case she becomes the meal in question!
The larger female is curled up in the corner to the left. The egg sacs have little holes in, I am wondering if the babies left a while back?
My knowledge of arachnids is not so in-depth I’m afraid.
Mantis on Orchid.
Uloborus makes her web across a plant pot.
Bee on Daisy