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started blossoming last week, on 20 April – about three weeks later.Of course, things will catch-up (they always do) and after a very disappointing year for fruit in 2012, I've high hopes that things will be better this year.Why am I so optimistic? Well
The warm weather has brought on a flurry of activity in gardens everywhere. At last, the longer daylight hours and a bit of full-strength April sunshine has pushed some life into my garden.Buds are fattening up well on many of the shrubs and trees in my garden, and some have burs...
for varieties that produce all-female flowers, such as ‘Bella’ F1, ‘Baribal’ F1 or ‘Saturn’ F1. These varieties will form fruits without you having to pollinate the flowers by hand.Good quality compostSmall potsWatering canPlant labelsApril - May10 - 15 minutes
've visited. It has sculpted meadows, native wildflowers (including Verbena bonariensis) and a plethora of fruit and nut trees, dominating the landscape. Except for the beautifully kept English rose garden and vegetable patch, the garden is almost entirely
of Tears is a dry stone wall, built with pieces of volcanic rock. It stands at about 4m tall and 20m long, in the middle of an arid landscape of cacti, giant tortoises and poisonous apple-like fruits from the Hippomane mancinella tree.Building the wall must