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The Psychology of Homemade

I’m a huge fan of marmalade. I gobble the stuff and don’t always need toast to put it on. You might go so far as to call me a marmalade glutton. Which might not sound like a big deal except … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Orange Tree

Today’s addition to the garden is this little Valencia Orange Tree. We put it in a nice sunny spot with plenty of space between it and the mango (out of shot on the right) and the olive (out of shot … Continue reading

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Out with the old and in with the new. Sometimes you just have to accept that plants need replacing and your garden can benefit from the occasional rejuvenation. Frank and I have several plants in our sites and today we … Continue reading

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Weeding day

This creepy spider (Ithink it’s a huntsman, maybe a wolf?) seems to have made a home in some of the new growth on the orange tree that Frank hacked and then the aphids infested. I thought he was a cute … Continue reading

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