Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Lemony snippets...














Found on the web: I wouldn't have thought of combining lemons with bougainvillea but it's a beautiful contrast, isn't it?

I am looking for different possible lemon and orange layouts in the garden, something like a small grove but without taking up too much space. I'm toying with the idea of putting citrus trees around the clothesline area - maybe counterproductive for fast drying but Oh! the smell of the clothes with the trees in bloom!!

Of course, bees could become a nuisance...

Single trees still look lovely - I like the simplicity here:
















mtc
Bec


8 Comments:

Blogger My float said...

Darn. You have spoilt my housewarming present, you.

Well, now you know, is there any particular variety of citrus?? I was thinking mandarine for the pea princess's sake.

Blogger My float said...

Don't fret - I'll just pretend I haven't read that...

Does she eat mandarines for you? Bloody hell. What's your magic?

Blogger tonypark said...

Plants, plants, plants...

Where's the root, shoot or marry segment?

Where are the stories about the Professor's legendary prowess?

I live in a two-bedroom flat with two dead pot plants. What more can I say here?

Blogger Lazy cow said...

My girlfriend gave me some lemons from her teeny tiny lemon tree. The variety is 'lemonade' and produces the juiciest lemons with a very thin rind.
I'm planning on espaliering fruit trees. My Lisbon lemon is dying (and has never fruited) in its pot.
My sister's Meyer lemon (in a pot) is full of fruit.

I have a dwarf Meyer currently in a garden bed (it's a baby) which I will be moving to the new house - hopefully it will make the shift ok.

I'm toying with espaliering the citrus trees all along the northern fence line. ideally they would be on the south but I need the lilly pillies there. The advantage of putting them on the north fence that way is that I save that much space and mask the fence without blocking any light from the north. Also, our neighbours on the northern side are an extended family with a HUGE vege plot, so it makes sense to be swapping our fruit for their veges right on the fence line!!

Blogger Surfing Free said...

I love lemon trees! They are so full of fruity bounty, they look lovely, smell lovely, are almost impossible to kill, and they add that lovely touch of yellow that is just right.
We have a lemon and a lime tree in our back garden and they look fab together - like two travelling sweets trees :)

Blogger SueeeuS said...

What a sweet meandering path that is. Your foliage is luverly. My sister recently made some comments about the sad state of the foliage out front. Shaking her head, tsk tsk, muttering something about curb appeal (lack of it). I have dreams and aspirations, but no wherewithall...

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