Winter in Sydney

We don’t get snow, we don’t get frosts, we don’t get cold.  We feel cold, of course, after a hot summer (forget autumn; we don’t get autumn).  Yesterday it was 20ºC when I came home around 5:00 p.m. and overnight I slept under a doona at 8ºC.

I’m 6km from the CBD and close to the harbour so other parts of Sydney may not be so mild.  I admit I missed the worst of it, having been away for a month in hot, humid Istanbul.  My friends say it had been wet, and wet is the norm in winter here.


The garden is looking great with help from my friends.  I found volunteers of lettuces coming out of a pot, I think I can see some dill and garlic shoots as well.  There were flowers that defied the ‘cold’ and fruit ready to pick.  The sour oranges will be marmalade and the cumquats will be eaten out of hand.  The rind is sweet.




About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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9 Responses to Winter in Sydney

  1. angela1313 says:

    I’d love to trade my blackberries for your sour oranges but I think post and customs in both directions might object :)

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  2. mattb325 says:

    I miss being able to grow citrus – I had a couple of trees in my Erskineville garden. Winter has become so warm in Sydney, it is quite frightening :-(

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  3. Well, your garden didn’t suffer from neglect, Mary.

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