My Orchard in May


“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.


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.


A few loquats are still hoping to ripen


Guava ‘China Pear’


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. :)


  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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