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First lemon and lime

Remember my gorgeous new Lemon and Lime trees I planted in July? (you can see the post about them here). What a pleasure it was today to find the first ever fruit on my new Lemon tree!

Both trees have been covered in blossoms for weeks already and today I found a good size fruit on the lemon tree. Both trees are covered with what I think is the beginnings of fruit (is that what the little green things in the photos are?)

[one_half]First Lemon on the Lemon treeFirst Lemon on the Lemon tree[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Lemon tree blossomsLemon tree blossoms[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Lime tree blossomsLime tree blossoms[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Are those the beginnings of Limes?Are those the beginnings of Limes?[/one_half_last]

The trees have been remarkably free of any pests (aphids and white fly) and notably full of bees.

I will be thrilled to have viable limes to pick off the tree as we use them a lot in our kitchen but they are not readily available at our local Woolworths. What joy it will be to have these two fruits available in the garden whenever we need them!

Happy gardening

Christine's garden Gardening Home page features Trees

New Lemon and Lime

For the longest time my Darling Daughter has been asking me to plant a Lime tree. She uses limes in cooking, a lot. One of her specialities is Thai cooking. On a holiday to the Far East, she and her other half did a course in Thai cooking and on their return all sorts of previously not heard of ingredients found their way into my pantry and fridge as well as “limes” regularly making an appearance on shopping lists. She also says she finds lemons to be a little too “tart” in some dishes and prefers to use lime. Limes are not always readily available in the shops here. Woolworths stocks them but more often than not, just when we need them, they are out of stock.

So I bought a lime tree and for balance, a lemon. I bought them from a fabulous tree nursery here in Cape Town, the same nursery I bought the Pittosporums from. Quality, prices and service from Indulini are excellent, I’d recommend them to anyone in Cape Town and surrounds looking for good sized trees for their gardens.

So without any further long stories, I’ll let the photographs do the talking … (you can click to enlarge)

[one_half]The trees arrive …The trees arrive ...[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Complete with fruit …Complete with fruit ...[/one_half_last]

[one_third]The pots arrive …Complete with fruit ...[/one_third]

[one_third]Trees placed and ready …Pots placed and ready ...[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Pretty pots, right?Pretty pots, or no?[/one_third_last]

[one_half]The planted Lemon TreeThe planted Lemon Tree[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The planted Lime TreeThe planted Lime Tree[/one_half_last]

The final look … the back patio with Lemon on the left and the Lime on the right …

The final look

I hope you approve?

Happy Gardening!