Oh I see - it must be warmer where you are (through the year) than I had thought then. *goes to look at a map
I wonder if it's true that NZers eat more bananas per capita. Ted in Togo says he's seen more bananas than he ever knew existed little ones the size of a finger and ones as big as an arm. Thing is, they eat them right off the tree, so I don't know who'd be counting them...Are bananas grown in NZ as a big crop? Are many imported? Are backyard mini-plantations common?
Katherine, is this you and your house and your closeline???
It's warm in town EB, where I am, but we still had six or so frosts last winter, which set my hibiscus back....10 minutes up the road they get snow once every couple of years. It's a land of contrasts!Lori. Yep. The house you can see is the neighbour's. It used to be the gardener's cottage for mine. I like to tease him by calling out in a upper class accent "Paul, the roses need de-heading, be a deah."
Dan, I don't really know if it's true. I read it somewhere once. New Zealand doesn't grow bananas as a crop. It's not warm enough. We import millions - mostly from Ecuador (Bonita) (118 million) and from the Pacific, especially Fiji (New Zealand imports almost the entire Fijian crop - don't know how many).There are certainly dozens of different types of bananas. My favourites were tiny 'Lady's Fingers' that I tried in Singapore once. Ted must be having a wonderful time!You know of course that 'Time flies like an arrow but fruit flies like a banana'.(Hahahaha.)
uh, . . ., er , . . .uhm, . . . who is the gal in the shorts?
Um, er, me? And, believe it or not, I have a much nicer, smaller derrière than the shorts will lead you to think. Not that I really care. Much. (Methinks she doth protest too much).