Category Archives: Fruit Growing

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 … Continue reading

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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 three…

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Apricots

A friend with an orchard gave us a couple of boxes of Moorpark apricots – according to this recommended site they are mentioned in Jane Austen’s novel Mansfield Park as being superior to other apricot varieties in flavour, however I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Windy Orchard

The wind has been blowing like mad for days now – I know we’re really over it but it seems to be happening over much of NSW.  I’m willing our little apricots on our young tree to hang on for … Continue reading

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