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Yes, exactly. Although it really just tastes like a plum.
We have a lemon tree and a nectarine tree in the garden of our rental. The nectarines were lovely but the birds got to most of them before I did . The lemons have been great and we have had loads off. And the only care either tree got was some water every now and then when it was hot. When we finally build our own house we intend to put a couple of fruit trees in the back garden. Haven't decided exactly what yet, but a lemon tree is a strong possibility and possibly a lime tree or a nectarine tree (but with netting to keep the birds off). I also fancy trying to grow grapes or something across the back to hide the rather large water tank we will be having.
Our mandarin tree this year has been fantastic - and the birds don't seem to go for them at all (mind you, our two cats may have an influence there...) - we have a lime and a lemon tree as well, but they have not produced much at all. You're supposed to wee on citrus trees by the way!
When we first got here we grew melons, aubergines, courgettes, red and green peppers and tomatoes, but after the first excitement of eating our own produce when it was so cheap in the shops/markets anyway, we got bored with the necessary watering. I really want to plant some raspberry canes and a lovely guy in the hills told us to go see him in July to buy some, but I am struggling to find somewhere where it gets morning sun but afternoon shade to plant them.
Lots of what is now the Torrens Linear park used to be market gardens, so there are plenty of fruit and nut trees still growing there - walnuts, pistachios, almonds, pears, figs, apples, a fantastic mulberry tree, cumquats (I think), lemons, plums, and something that is like a cross between a lemon and a tangerine that we picked loads of and made great marmalade with. Black olives as well (which my dog seems to like eating off the ground. Also plenty of wild mushrooms but I've never plucked up the courage to pick and eat them.
Last edited by Diane; 07-07-2013 at 06:53 AM.
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
Yes, I tend to stick to either veggies which are expensive, or ones that just taste far better out of the garden like potatoes, carrots, corn and peas.
My blueberries seem to do really well, but I don't really do anything with them. I will try to make an effort this year. Maybe a blueberry pie. :-)