The Riverbank Homestay and B&B at Ratty's Landing just five Kilometres from Tutukaka in Northland New Zealand is a nature wonderland.
This Blog is mainly about exploring or discovering the nature around us.
This year our young peach trees did well. Small, but beautiful peaches. We mostly seem to have the Fruit Driller Caterpillar (Guava Moth) under control with our traps. The biggest pest at present is the Cicada. The seriously damage the young branches to lay their eggs. As a result the branches break when loaded with fruit. This summer they have been prolific with a lot of damage.
Melva grows several kinds of chilli. We have two favourites. The one in the photo is sweeter and very mild. We use it instead of capsicum (Bell Pepper). The other is Manzano. Seriously hot and flavoursum. We have red and yellow Manzano. Loads of them. Fantastic!