My garden got a Christmas present. The bird bath is a bit deep for smaller birds like the thornbills. You can just put a rock in the bird path but I had my eye on this handsome chappy at the garden shop, and after a little hint it was under the Christmas tree. The splashes along the rim are evidence that a bird has already used the bath.
The tomatoes are almost ready for eating. The first Tommy Toe is turning red!
I'm having a bit of trouble with the rogue de marmande. It set a bunch of healthy fruit early on. I've lost about 4 to caterpillars, and in the last few weeks almost every blossom has dropped instead of setting fruit. And now, I've lost one to blossom end rot.
BER usually happens with inconsistent watering and I think that's the culprit. The RdM is at the front of the planter, closer to the hot sun, and the plant often looks wilted. I didn't want to over-water, since the Tommy Toe never looked wilted. But after dropping blossoms and getting BER, I'm now pretty certain I have to keep the water up more.