Fruit

Sharing the love: Feeding our Native Birds

Sharing the love: Feeding our Native Birds

Feeding our Native Birds: Sharing the fruits of our labours Now before anyone goes into a frenzy about how it is not good to feed our native birds, I will start by saying this posts is not about leaving our "human" foods like breads or seeds for our native birds. It...

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Top 10 Must Have Fruit Trees To Grow in the Sub-tropics

Top 10 Must Have Fruit Trees To Grow in the Sub-tropics

My Top 10 Fruit trees to grow in the Sub-tropics I was giving a presentation to a Horticultural group the other day about Edible Gardening, and mentioned that my Tropical Apricot fruit tree has finally deigned to flower! The group were very interested in an Apricot...

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Remove old jar labels easily

Remove old jar labels easily

One of my biggest frustrations is removing the old jar labels from commercial jars. And I am sure that I am not alone in my frustrations! So why is this such a frustration? Well, as regular readers of my blogs would know, I love turning excess produce into jams and...

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Growing Vanilla Beans in Australia

Growing Vanilla Beans in Australia

How to Grow Vanilla Beans in Australia I can't believe that my vanilla bean orchid is out in flower again. I mean I shouldn't be surprised as it is September, and it flowers every September. It's just that it seems to have come around sooo quickly! For those not in...

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What Fruit Tree is That?

What Fruit Tree is That?

What Fruit Tree is That? I was talking with a client the other day about some of the more unusual fruit trees you can grow in the subtropics. One of the fruit trees growing successfully in my garden at the moment is the Brazilian cherry, also known as Pitanga or...

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Gardening: Grow Your Own Sublime Limes in the Subtropics

Gardening: Grow Your Own Sublime Limes in the Subtropics

Growing Sublime Limes in the Subtropics I have just picked another bag full of limes from my "Sublime" lime tree. This is the third bag full of limes that I have picked this week! Well at least we won't get Scurvy And there are still plenty more fruit on the tree and...

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