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Just a few pics to show some of my garden.  We are planning to move some of the citrus so they can be together in same location. They need watching, and spraying with oil wash for bugs. Easier to do in one area. The persimmons are holding on to a few fruit but this rain is upsetting them now.  The red Shahtoot are giving me lovely long fingers of fruit.  The white Shahtoot has been potted up.   The Lamb Hass avocado should keep good company with the Dwarf Wurtz.  My order of little bananas have come and they are a novelty item for me, only as high as a soft drink can.

My addition of 4 more miracle berry plants, will help when my davidson's plum trees finally set fruit along with the burdekin plum which is coming along well.

Many of my other fruit trees are just giving me a taste of their fruit which should improve as they mature.  My job of pruning to keep them small will be a task.

This is an old fashioned Daisy that Grandma used to grow in this garden, I finally found a plant. It grows readily from cuttings.

These are some of the slips from you Elaine, they are going to be planted on sloping ground to hold back rainfall runoff.

Please excuse my washing on the line, the oncidium puts on a good display yearly.

A pic of my guard dogs smiling for a photo, for Lissa.

Hopefully soon, I will be able to show some of the unusual fruits etc that are slowly growing in my backyard.

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Comment by Lissa on November 24, 2017 at 5:01

The Oncidium (Dancing Lady?) looks incredible. Such a big healthy plant.

Your garden is so full of productive plants. Keeping them trimmed to height is the biggest challenge I found with fruit trees.

The pups look wonderful. Such happy little companions to have around. You would like the two gorgeous Italian Greyhounds that I am looking after at the moment. Real funny sweeties.

Comment by Christa on November 23, 2017 at 18:13

Yes Susan.  Have you ever tried the taste trick with the berry.  You can eat a sour lemon and it will taste sweet after chewing on a miracle berry.  It does work, I have an advanced specimen in a large pot.  You have to get the berries growing first. You hardly notice the flowers and can miss them most of the time.  The davidson's plum is so nutritious and the only thing against it is the sour taste which can turn your face inside out.  They grow from seed, but you have to wait a few years for seed. 

Comment by Susan on November 23, 2017 at 17:53

Is the miracle fruit so you can actually eat the davidson's plum? :)

Comment by Sophie on November 23, 2017 at 13:36

lovely :) thanks for sharing

Comment by Christa on November 23, 2017 at 10:51

That orchid is the big one, about 18 years I've have had it there, it is sitting on a horizontal piece of wrought iron gate which is hanging from the tree. .  It took 3 people to lift it. There is another one, about half as big on the other side of the tree.  That daisy grows into a good sized plant and is good for vases with it's  longer stems much better than the federation daisy IMO.

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on November 22, 2017 at 20:38

wow what an awesome garden - love the orchid - How old is it? the dogs do look happy ! The daisy is so clean and fresh. They always add colour to a garden ! well done ! 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on November 22, 2017 at 19:13

My puppies are looking happy Christa. The orchid is beautiful and daisies are my favourite flower. Looking forward to seeing the new work you are both doing in the garden.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on November 22, 2017 at 13:38

The oncidium are beautiful Christa!  Oh, and the dogs are very cute. 

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