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Crazy for lemons

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Author:
Lazy Gardener

Having followed a simple care routine for your citrus trees, you should be reaping citrus in abundance now. But what to do with them all? Harvesting and storage is easy. I make sure that I harvest any fruit when it’s dry – hard when it seems like it rains most of the time. Lemons and […]

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Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb!

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Monday, July 16th, 2012
Author:
Lazy Gardener

Until recently I thought all rhubarb was crimson red. I once grew some rhubarb with green stems but I was too nervous to eat it. I thought it was unripe and maybe even toxic, so I bought some from the shop instead. I know better now. It turns out rhubarb can grow crimson red, or […]

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Fantastic fungi

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Author:
Chook Whisperer

If I mention the word ‘fungus’, you may picture dark, slimy toadstools amid rot and decay. But to me, the world of fungi is one of jaw-dropping beauty – of many-coloured, weirdly shaped growths of amazing variety. One of the benefits of living in a subtropical area that seems to have had more than its […]

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Granddad’s lemon barley water

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Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Author:
Lazy Gardener

Lovely lemons I love the flavour of lemons – lemon tart, lemon butter, gin and tonic with a twist of lemon… The humble lemon is also heralded as a cure of many maladies, from coughs and colds to halitosis and rheumatism. My fondness for the not-so-humble lemon probably comes from happy memories of being in […]

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