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Friday I’m In Love: Mango

Came across this Mango labelin Funchal’s Botanical Gardens. Who knew that mangoes came from such a wonderful flower?¬†Mango flower 1

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Garden update: Harvest Time

It is wonderful what benign neglect can achieve! I planted this pomegranate IMG_7828towards the end of the summer last year and have done nothing more than water it since. But nature is a miraculous thing…

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Friday I’m in Love: First Fruits

So exciting…! I have been so preoccupied with house and visitors that I have rather neglected my kitchen garden. But this week I got two new presents.

First is a pair of gooseberry bushes. IMG_4156It seems gooseberries are not popular in California but Lovely Man¬†loves them. And so I managed to track down some plants. Here’s hoping…

And second is my first actual produce…IMG_4157…mulberries. Not going to be making jam any time soon, but it still very rewarding to have results so quickly. Now if I can only keep the birds off until they’re properly ripe!

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Signs of Spring

After the first major rainfall of the year I’m hoping the seasons will return to a bit more like normal. It has been an unusually warm winter and many things in the garden are more advanced than I expected.

Orange blossom.

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Leaf shoots on the apple, aprium, grape and kiwi.

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Mulberry catkins.

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My first figs.

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And the first shoots on the globe artichokes.IMG_3819

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