Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Meantime, in my world...



Dear Reader,

Long time, no see. How’ve you been doing since we last chatted?

I’m sorry I just kind of disappeared there for a while. Life got loud. The blog got silent.

And then this morning, after many, many months of feeling like not much at all (aside from a chocolate and a lie down)… I felt I like blogging.

Pretty much all my commitments were abandoned there at one stage...and some still are... including my garden. So I thought I’d ease you, and myself, back into the world by dusting off my loved but long forgotten DSLR and heading outside for a bit of a yard tour.

Here’s what’s happening at my place today:

The sun is shining and the succulents are flowering...

These gorgeously lime Lomandra are waiting to be planted...

Some moss made itself at home in the dirt behind the old laundry shed...

The veggie garden is chugging along, despite being totally neglected. Don't you just love it when food pops up from last year's seed and you don't even have to do anything? I adore this form of lazy gardening!

There's a total over abundance of lemons on my tree... (and I had so many limes that were never picked, they're turning yellow too! Do you think they'd still be good to juice and freeze?)

My passionfruit vines are flowering again. They did this last year and never fruited. Does anyone know the secret? They are both grafted varieties.

Most things are looking a dreary kind of brownish green... but there are still a few pops of vibrant red, if you look for them!





And of course, my best friend and little buddy is still as cheeky as ever! Almost had to edit him out of most pics...


xx Bessie at Burragan

What's been happening in your world?

15 comments:

  1. Bess: I commented earlier but I think it disappeared. Apologies if you get this twice.

    I hope you are ok. Your photos are full of life, colour and goodness.

    I have abundant limes too and I am making lime curd, lime pickles, lime muffins...you get the idea? Anyway, I can tell you from experience that they are fine even after they have turned yellow. Take care and enjoy the autumn sunshine!

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    1. Hi Jane, I have just been stalking your blog to find the lime curd recipe... I am so inspired! I wish my veggie garden was looking half as loved as yours. Unfortunately we're well on our way to big water issues here. Take care, and enjoy your next flour and fire day. The last one looked amazing! xx

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  2. Lovely to see hear from you again. Hope everything is okay in your world xo We missed you.

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    1. Thank you Priscilla! I've been missing all you guys too! xx

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  3. If it's a new vine, you probably won't get passionfruit for a few years. I think it normally takes 3 years for them to fruit!

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    1. Ahhh interesting! I'm hearing so many conflicting reports... hopefully it just takes time! Thank you! xx

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  4. Christine ThoolenMay 13, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    So good to see your gorgeous photography in the blog today!! Welcome back Bess xx

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  5. So good to read you again :) Our passion fruit has the same issue, I read somewhere about them taking a few years before they fruit but the one at my parents farm fruited straight away. I also read about putting epsom salts on them and was told about putting lime on so I have done both but am not expecting anything. I envy your lemon tree and the limes, if they still taste good they'll still be good for juice (I used a yellow one the other day and didn't die).

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    1. Haha CountryMouse, I am SO super glad you didn't die after eating the yellow lime! :D I am going to go and strip my tree now and try to salvage some juice! xx

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  6. So lovely to escape my world and enter your lovely colourful one! Great photos!

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  7. sulphate of potash apparently helps with fruiting as well. (but I have bird issues, they like to eat the new fruit of everything...)
    Glad to see you back, hope all is well!
    Looking far greener down there than up here.
    And I did try to comment this morning but blogger decided it hated me...(sigh)

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    1. Ohhh Sharon, the greenery is all a trick of the lens, believe me... notice no wide angle shots! I hope we all get some good rain soon! xx

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  8. I'm new to your scene, found you through Bush Babe; love the blogs. Stay on the scene and I'm sure there are lots loving what you do and telling us as it is.

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