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Susan's Blog – August 2015 Archive (2)

2 weeks to go :)

Hi everyone. 

I'm so excited about you guys coming to visit my little oasis in suburbia.  I have been very busy trying to get the garden in tip top shape but you all would know that a gardener's work is never finished.  I'm also being very mean to my children.  This year will be our first major crop of oranges (20 mind you) off our valencia orange and they are just BEGGING me to harvest them so they can eat them and make orange juice.  They'll just have to wait and make do with all…


Added by Susan on August 16, 2015 at 14:30 — 17 Comments

Early flowering fruit trees and other bits and pieces

Hi everyone,

This time last year, I was lamenting the cold weather and desperately looking for any signs of spring.  Well this has been an unseasonally warm winter and the fruit trees and I feel like it is spring already!   I wore SHORTS to the gym last week - mind you, my tan hasn't quite caught up with my garden so my legs were pasty but they were OUT! The garden is coming to life after a very brief, almost non-existent, resting period.

My multigraft peach/nectarine tree is…


Added by Susan on August 1, 2015 at 14:30 — 14 Comments

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

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