So I've just come back from Melbourne - more specifically Phillip Island where my Aunt lives. Popped down to drop my eldest daughter off to gain work experience as my Aunt runs her own coffee and lolly shop as well as a weekend market and took all of us on for summer jobs when we were younger and is still continuing the tradition with her great nephews and nieces. Great for me as I have one child gainfully employed over summer!! I love my Aunt but what makes this even better is that she is one of the few people I know who is as enthusiastic as I am about growing her own food even though she has WAY less land than what I do - think 300 sq m duplex She grows all these fruit trees in a raised 45cm high garden bed that she built around the entire courtyard. It's great to see a cold climate garden in summer.
First is the apples - these are pink ladies but she also has a granny smith cross pollinator
Figs starting. I got some cuttings to bring home so we will see if I can get any to strike.
OMG check out the grapes!! Two vines that she has growing up and over the patio
She absolutely loves making quince paste and normally her little tree is completely loaded but only 1 stayed on this year. She blames it on very dry and that she was travelling a lot so could not water so it dropped all it's fruit.
Well, I hoped you enjoyed checking out my Aunt's garden - very envious but to be fair to me, she is just as envious of my pawpaws, mangoes and lychees.
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