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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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Fruits in my Garden

We are patiently waiting for the figs to ripen. I made green fig preserve for the first time 3 weeks ago and made 1,5kg worth of figs in syrup. They are really nice – for a first try – but the syrup is too runny. I’ll blog about that recipe next time. So now for ripe, fresh figs – yum yum! I also make a mean fig jam. The only problem is that the starlings attack and devour the ripe figs early each morning, making a huge racket outside our bedroom window. Scaring them doesn’t work anymore – they all know my tricks. I have one more up my sleeve! Let’s see if they are afraid of a hawk – haahaa!! I will use my feather duster !!

I also have a quince tree, but I’m not a fan. My mom-in-law makes a mean jam, so I will giver her all my quinces!! They just take so long to ripen – hoohumm!

I also have a small guava tree, but they will only come out later – I think in winter. And Yes! The sad lemon tree! I will have to nurse her back to health!

Oh dear! I nearly forgot about the new addition to my garden family!! My peach tree that you bought for me! I have put it close to the quince tree in the back garden. I am making sure it gets all its nutrients and I watch over it carefully for any nasties!! We had a few holes in the leaves, but this has stopped. She is settling in so very nicely! I’ll take a nice photo soon.

[one_half]Fig Tree 2011[/one_half]