Forbidden Fruit – Fly
An area of the front garden has been home to a growing experiment for a while now. Some successful, some not, it’s trial and error learning.
At first I was hand pollinating the melon flowers but gave up after it became apparent the plant – and garden – had a mind of its own and would produce what it will.
Of four or so developed melons one made it to the fridge and the others served as a nexus of community for the gardens tiny intelligent inhabitants. A busy metropolis for a while.
The fruit fly are a wonderful looking creature and they decimate a soft fruit crop in days. Once the melon’s skin was broken by the caterpillars the flies were in and it was over for the fruit, and the gardener …
Where there is gain there is loss, and suffering if there is attachment to either. The fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and bad.
Who still needs it … hands up.
© Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture and click again to enlarge