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Bountiful fruit

Wow!! I have joy in my heart! We are enjoying the bountiful harvest of fruit from our garden!! One day we will have apples as well!!

[one_half]Passion fruit[/one_half]

[one_half_last]So sweet and delicious![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Passion fruit vine full of fruit![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Hanging fruit a plenty[/one_half_last]



[one_half]This year the tree is chock-a-block full[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Eat to your hearts content[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Peaches are next![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Small tree with plenty of peaches![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Guavas have a while to go[/one_half]

[one_half_last]QuinceQuinces are abundant[/one_half_last]




Quinces galore and a fig tree that needs a scarecrow!! His name is el-sha-fig!

Happy Gardening xxx



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Guavas and all

I think the garden is all about growth and life and new beginnings and nourishment for the body and soul. There should always be time to take a walk in the garden. To look at it through the eyes of a fellow garden plant. To see how all plants work together to give each other shade or nutrients or help ward off pesky pests or bring the welcomed insects. I look at my new lemons on my tree and I think of the pleasure and pain to see these ripened beauties. I look at the lemons on the grocery store shelf and I can see and feel the energy that went into making one simple lemon. I delight in my new guavas – even though I was not a great fan of them, I have learnt to enjoy them fresh off the tree.  So I appreciate all my trees and plants that bring me joy and sweet treats!!

Here are some new photos of my garden walk about!

Enjoy! x

[one_half]New LemonsNew Lemons[/one_half]

[one_half_last]New GuavasNew Guavas[/one_half_last]

[one_half]End of my FigsThe end of my Fig season[/one_half]

[one_half_last]OnionOnion forrest[/one_half_last]

[one_half]New tomato plantNew tomato plant[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Rosemary blossomRosemary blossom[/one_half_last]



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My little guava tree

[one_half]Guava Tree[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Guava Tree now[/one_half_last]

Hi Chris, just a quick update on my guava tree. It was looking so bushy, that I decided to give it a prune. Now it is looking like a tree. I have about 5 guavas on it! A small harvest, but I guess this little tree is only just recovering. It still only stands at about 1.5m high. I love guavas so hopefully in years to come we can make all sorts of  jams, juices and bottled guavas.  Happy gardening! xxx

Guava Tree pruned

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New Fruit in my Garden

Guava TreeI am so excited to see my guava tree (it looks like a bush at the moment!) is growing nicely. It was so badly diseased that I chopped it completely back. Now, it has broad, healthy leaves and a few new guavas!!! Hopefully I can boast a crop this year!

Guavas is among the most popular of all fruits – they are full of vitamin C! It can be eaten raw or cooked, made into jam, jelly or fruit juice. They originated from the tropics but are very adaptable. They will grow in virtually any soil as long as it is well drained. It does love a sunny position and also loves to be kept well watered, especially when it is in flower. Best results is to feed in early summer and in autumn.

The tree should be pruned and fed in October. The fruit is ready to be picked when it is soft to the touch and when the skin has turned from green to yellow. This is usually in April.

Biggest pest is the fruit fly, so watch out for these.

Reference: “Food from your Garden” by J G Simpson