It was inevitable. Now that I've sold the Snail Shell, two things are happening:
- The house is self-destructing. (A two-metre length of cornice fell off the wall the other day. Luckily, not while anyone was standing under it.)
- Some plants are flowering for the first time.
Dwarf coral tree is a native of South Africa. It grows well in Melbourne (now that we have no rain) but would probably struggle in a wetter area. Still, if this plant produces seeds before I leave, I'll take them to my new place and try to grow them in pots. This is a non-invasive Erythrina so shouldn't cause any problems. (Except to the honeyeaters.) And there's always the native species, should E. humeana not thrive.
Just one thing … If the firewheel tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus) also flowers before I leave, I'll be having some words with Mother Nature.