Well, again not so much has changed. Every time I think the wet season has ended it rains again. So we had a cool Christmas season. We’ve now had five days or so with no rain, and with quite a lot of sunshine. The plants generally seem quite happy about this. But it’s happening again – three hours after I wrote the fourth sentence, dark clouds are gathering, and perhaps it will rain. And indeed, it did rain on the 2nd and 3rd of January, as I update this. And the evening of the 3rd was a big storm, with heavy rain and strong winds. So, the wet and cool period is continuing so far this year.
Last year covering the passion fruit meant they were left alone by the squirrels, but this year they only worked for a few days, after which the squirrels just bit through them. So I put some diluted turps on the envelope hoping the smell would keep them away. That didn’t work, either. Then I put some diluted Dettol on the envelopes. I will see what happens. But with the rain it might not be so effective.