Barren wasteland with just a glimmer of hope

The front and side garden look sad after being cut back drastically for winter. It’s hard to imagine that in four months, I’ll be pulling out perfectly good flowers to help with overcrowding. I do need to begin thinking about some shrubs that will add at least a bit of greenery during the winter months. For now, I’ll hold onto the glimmer of color that is beginning to appear and will take over soon

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Fruits of my labor

My fruit trees look like they may not have survived the recent frost (a frost that was sandwiched between days in the high 70s). Just before their demise, I managed to pull off a couple of grapefruit, a lemon and an orange. The outer skin had black peck marks on it which looked unattractive but hadn’t damaged the flesh inside. Turns out it was probably a hummingbird attack but the innards were not damaged. Looking forward to continuing to try to increase my fruit bounty in 2017


2017 New Year New Posts

According to Katie, I have to post to this blog at least four times a year in 2017. So here goes the first post! A quick selection of the rapid garden bed we planted between Christmas and the New Year This bed usually houses a giant orange Esperanza bush and loads of wild mint, but in the winter, it looks barren and sad. To brighten things up for our 7th annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day, Katie and I selected and bought a selection of goodies at the nursery and planted them within two hours. We felt like we were on an episode of Ground Force!

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