Today I picked an apple!

My first apple from an apple tree I planted many moons ago! I originally had two trees, but the other did not survive my neglected gardening skills. The first apple to survive the king parrots and cockatoo that feast on my fruit tree in my garden.

Now to see if it is ok to eat, there are smaller things that also like apples that could be burrowed deep inside, but first I will savour it, wait to show everyone else when they get home.

Today I picked an apple…life can’t be that bad!

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Asparagus!

Look who is popping up now that spring has sprung! Two weekends ago we all got stuck into the asparagus patch. Weeded it and then mulched it. Most of these I have planted from seed, one row from crowns. We are normally lucky enough to get a feed every second day, once they are all going. I picked my first one the other day and ate it raw, so yummy just like fresh peas! Who likes asparagus?  

Nasturtiums!

Good morning! Do you have nasturtium flowers in your garden? Years ago we had loads, I love them! So many different colours and patterns, their little faces popping out of the green foliage everywhere….but over the years of RA and losing Samuel my garden has changed, now there are only a handful of plants left. But these guys have looked after them selves, popping up in the strangest places and saying – We are still here! Such a great plant, so hardy and all of it is totally eatable! You will find the flowers in salads, you can eat the leaves and they say if you pickle the seeds they taste like capers, I tried that once, in other life, I don’t really like capers! Enjoy your day!
   
    
   

My lemon trees!

Walking through my garden yesterday before the drizzle set in, I was looking at my lemon trees. When moving here one of the first things I planted was a lemonade lemon tree. I planted it in the wrong spot! That’s the thing about gardening, the learning, not only of what to plant and when but of the lay out of your own property and the correct area’s to plant. He is still there, still produces yummy lemons but he is a tiny tree. I also planted a meyer and then an eureka. The eureka is huge, such a hardie tree and fruit with its thick skin. Every year the stink bugs attack it and it still soldiers on! I love having a lemon tree or three in my garden, I believe everyone should have a lemon tree in the backyard its as Aussie as the old hills-hoist. I secretly wish to go on a mission one day, a mission of making sure every Aussie backyard has a lemon tree! It’s one of the easier trees to grow, a great way to start your gardening adventure off, and so many uses, from cooking to cleaning, good for your immune system, my rheumatoid…the list goes on! Look it up! So do you have a lemon tree?

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My Mandarin tree.

Good morning, gorgeous crisp day here on my mountain! Thought I would show you my favourite part of my garden at the moment, my mandarin tree. This part is mixed in with the curry leaf tree. These are the cheeky mandarins that are too high for me to reach, can someone please help me get them! Hint hint Kris! Enjoy your day xx

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