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A Problem with Vines

I have always loved vines. To me they mean grapes (and therefore wine ūüôā ), beautiful ivy covering old brick buildings, passion fruit or some beautiful flower like wisteria. Or that’s what they used to mean. Now they mean pests, … Continue reading

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Mulberry Cobbler

I was raised in Seattle where blackberries are endemic. That’s where I learnt how to make blackberry cobbler. Which, of course, is the same recipe for anything cobbler. So it’s not surprising that when I find myself with a fresh … Continue reading

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Lemon & Raspberry Verrine

I had to look up “verrine”. It’s a layered dish (French in origin, obviously) sweet or savory. Fast Ed made a great dessert recently on Better Homes and Gardens. It caught my eye because it looked like it would taste … Continue reading

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Berry Season

We may not be harvesting enough to make pies, but every day Frank and I collect a few¬†handfuls¬†of berries from the back garden: strawberries and mulberries in pretty much equal measure. Right now we’re getting about 100 grams of each … Continue reading

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What the ?

We’ve protected our young mulberry trees from our chickens with a simple chicken wire hoop. It has worked (so far) to stop the girls from eating the new spring leaves and baby berries. But it appears the trees¬†aren’t completely safe. … Continue reading

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Fruiting Tree Planting

Back in October of last year – 8 months ago – I put some fruiting trees and a bunch of other plants in a holding bed because we just weren’t getting around to planting them out. Then events overtook us … Continue reading

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Seasonal Food Trees

I used to have a very fixed idea of seasons and food production which matched the classical 4-seasons art works you might find in art galleries around the world. Spring was for new growth: flowers, fresh green leaves and maybe … Continue reading

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Jade & Mulberry

These 2 jade plants are separated Siamese Twins. They were created by sawing in half a huge jade plant in our front yard. The one on the left (in front of our rainwater tanks) has been in that pot, outside … Continue reading

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Winter Work

This morning Frank and I spent time in the garden. It was sunny and warm and drove us outdoors. Then the rains came (no doubt the plants loved it). It was a short shower but sort of dampened my enthusiasm. … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

This mulberry tree produced bowls full of berries in spring. I made several cobblers and want to do that every year for the rest of my life. Frank and I decided to try to start a new plant from a … Continue reading

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