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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Spring Viewing

                  Here are a few shots from around the garden.
Notice the Spider

Purple Cauliflower
Grapevine Shooting  
Flame Tree Flowers

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of what is going on in our garden.

Have a great day Shirley :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mandarin Lime

I headed down to our local garden nursery today, just love wandering around to see what is new.  I found this

Of course I couldn't resist something as unusual as this, I simply had to have it to add to my dwarf fruit trees that I keep in large pots on my deck.
The label says it bears fragrant white flowers in spring followed by attractive fruit with many culinary uses.

The fruit peels off to reveal 6-10 easily separated bright orange segments with a few greenish seeds.  The fruit is deep red-orange and looks like mandarins, but tastes like limes.

It is said to be hardier that other limes and can be grown in a pot to maintain a manageable size.

The Lime is very juicy and can be used in marmalades, drinks and many recipes where a strong citrus presence is required.
I am looking forward to seeing this little tree produce, it looks very healthy so hopefully towards the end of summer I will be able to sample its fruit.

Cheers Shirley :)