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when the guavas are out of season!

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I plant callistemon and grevillias ostensibly as a permaculture strategy to encourage insectivorous birds and insects, because insectivores often also eat nectar as a source of carbohydrates. A good population of insectivores hanging around keeps the population of plant eating insects like grasshoppers and fruit flies down at a tolerable level.

But like most “sensible” garden strategies, it has some lovely side benefits! A comment from Kimmy set me thinking about how much more I get out of the garden, besides food.  I grizzle about the wildlife getting all my fruit, but they do a good payback!

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The view from my bedroom window this morning.

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