Six on Saturday – Waiting

It’s Saturday morning and time for The Propagators garden meme featuring six items of interest from your garden. For more interesting sixes, follow this link SIXES

I  think Tom Petty said ‘The waiting is the hardest part’. If there is one thing gardening teaches you it is patience. Our weather has cooled a bit and this slows everything down. Here are six things from my garden that I am waiting for:

The Dombeya,  I  had the buds in last weeks post,  they are tormenting me by just getting bigger and staying green. This uber tropical small tree should be covered in pink hydrangea like flowers soon.

img_20191206_143357Green Beans, not quite big enough  to eat:


Radishes, again not quite big enough to eat:


Tomatoes, every so slowly turning red:


Papayas refusing to turn yellow or doing so at the moment a hungry bird flys by. These must have yellow streaks before  picking or they never get ripe.


Lastly, fancy Zinnias grown from seed (Macrenia),  these are supposed to be an excellent cut flower – double and 3 inches across bronzy orange with scarlet tips. Waiting to see the flowers!


That’s six from my garden. Happy Gardening.


16 comments on “Six on Saturday – Waiting

  1. Florida is a different planet.

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Waiting is indeed the hardest part! Sounds like the papaya fruit needs a bird net. 🙂

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  3. Noelle says:

    Those pawpaws look wonderful…would it be possible to cover them with something to stop the birds? What a lovely treat to see young plants flourishing outside.

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    • Thank you – I had netting up on the first set of Papayas this summer – it makes it hard to tell if they are ripe though a lot of people do it. I don’t mind sharing if I get a few. The fruit is about 10 feet up now so I can’t really reach it.


  4. Cathy says:

    All looks lovely – you are virtually the southern hemisphere, aren’t you? My mouth watering at the green beans – I’ll have to wait another 7 months to eat them again!


  5. It is nice to have something to look forward to in the winter.


  6. Lora Hughes says:

    O my goodness, this is what gardening used to be only a few short months ago. Flowers, buds, fruit, veg. Where did it all go? That radish has my mouth watering. Think I’ll go stroke my box of Russian snowdrop bulbs.

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  7. cavershamjj says:

    Hmm, I’m not sure about your conditions. On the one hand, it’s summer still! On the other, I think I’d miss the turning of the seasons.

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  8. Karen says:

    I hope your Dombeya blooms soon, I think it is one of the showiest landscape plants we have here in Florida.

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  9. tonytomeo says:

    It look almost like Australia. I am sorry I missed this two wees ago.


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