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Impromptu Hamper

I invited myself over to friends’ on Saturday. I was going to be in that part of town and I wanted to see them and they were polite enough to accept my reverse-invitation¬†– they even seemed to think it was … Continue reading

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Saving Oragnes

Joe has an orange tree and he no longer bothers harvesting the fruit. He knows what keen garden produce people we are so he offered Frank a tree’s worth of oranges if he’d come pick them. Frank trundled over on … Continue reading

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Fruit Flowers

I’ve got a few plants that produce fruit. Some of them are in bloom, some have already spent their flowers and some are stubbornly refusing to even enter the race. I never cease to be amazed at how there is … Continue reading

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New Kumquat Trees

Joe has an old garden full of old plants and he’s cleaning things out. He knows Frank loves all things garden so offered him 2 old kumquats in old pots. Frank said yes and he and I drove over to … Continue reading

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No Time to Waste

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about the possums stripping bark from my citrus trees. I defended against their assault by placing plastic pots around some of the main branches of the kumquat tree, the tastiest of … Continue reading

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I Do NOT Hate Possums

I don’t mind sharing my garden with possums. That is no lie. Maybe it’s not exactly the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, but honestly, Your Honour, if possums want to pick some citrus fruit or nibble … Continue reading

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Citrus Thieves

The mandarins finished a couple of weeks ago. It was a good crop, not a great crop. Good enough to keep the local possums in feed every night, not great enough for me to harvest 6 a day like last … Continue reading

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Leafminer

I feel like 75% of the time I spend in my garden is spent battling pests. Today’s target: leafminer. This is a persistent little larvae that eats its way through the new growth of many plants – the worst victim … Continue reading

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Kumquats

We’ve been collecting kumquats as they fall from the tree for a few days now. They’ve been nice snacks but not much more. After 3 months of mandarins, a week without fresh fruit was getting to me so today we … Continue reading

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Snack Food

Today on my garden walk I found a tasty harvest (the first orange of the season). This orange was enjoyed overnight by what I’m guessing was a local possum. When the parrots go for the citrus they tend to poke … Continue reading

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