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Apricots and Snowflakes

Apricots and Snowflakes

Looking forward to some apricots this coming summer – the blossoms have been magnificent on our little trees And it was lovely to spy some sweet little snowflake bulbs amongst the flourishing weeds 🙂 Spent some time enjoying the spring afternoon in the garden...
Oranges

Oranges

Our tiny new seedless valencia orange treelet managed to squeeze out two perfect, very tasty, juicy oranges. Perfect timing for the winter flu battle. Next year, if we’re lucky, we might get...
Orchard Update

Orchard Update

While much of Australia has been coping with devastating flooding rains, we’ve been tightening up on our use of water and closely watching nearby fires.  Rainfall for the past few months has been very minimal indeed.  The figs on our...
Indestructible Figs

Indestructible Figs

A recent marital “discussion” involved the stud rams enthusiastic “mowing” of a row in the orchard, which involved knocking over tree guards and stripping young trees of leaves, tender branches, and in one case, um, the whole trunk.  Two of the...
Apricots of Old

Apricots of Old

Our very young apricot tree has been bent under the weight of an enormous number of apricots relative to its size.  This little tree has been starved of water, blown about by gale force cold and hot winds, ignored and then finally given a little TLC in the last two...