My Orchard in May

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“Mock Seville” Oranges are good for marmalade

The camellias and oranges spell ‘winter’ but at 14º – 21º C the weather is mild for May in Sydney, Australia where our seasons are opposite to the Northern Hemisphere..  We’ve had a few overnight showers (like Camelot where the rain never falls till after sundown) so I am relieved from watering duty.  Out comes the camera and it tells me that the citrus trees want feeding.

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The figs are long gone but in their place are lemons, oranges, lime, mandarins and guavas. Here the Eureka lemons are hanging over the roses and spirea.

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A few loquats are still hoping to ripen

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Guava ‘China Pear’

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The jacaranda dropped a stem, caught by a spider’s web.  She’s still making babies.

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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10 Responses to My Orchard in May

  1. Jill says:

    Hi, I’m new here. Found you on Sunshine’s blog. Is your orchard a hobby or for profit. Love the pics.

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    • Mary Tang says:

      Thank you, Jill. Welcome to WordPress; oops I mean welcome to my blog. My orchard is tiny and the trees provides for me and my friends only though passersby help themselves; sometimes tearing limbs off my trees. Such is life and such are the people of this world.

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      • Jill says:

        Heh heh, I can see, in retrospect how you could have interpreted “I’m new here” to mean new to WordPress. I love and am slightly obsessed with all things gardening, plants etc.
        Regarding careless or intentionally destructive people, have you considered a kind of quiet revenge?
        Technically I’m Catholic, but not a practicing one, and so an eye for an eye, in a subtle, ninja-like way, fascinates me ;)

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        • Mary Tang says:

          I was sort of brought up by nuns too. I have no energy for revenge; just glad that those people go home to someone else and don’t belong in my life. :)

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  2. Always stimulates my appetite to look through your garden. And I love the unintentional spider art. Most people I know can’t abide arachnids, but I’m looking forward to this year’s orb-weaving.

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  3. gaiainaction says:

    Oh Mary, your photos are so beautiful! What a lovely orchard you have, absolutely amazing! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Lovely pictures, Mary. Still warmer than us :)

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