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Anna

What a fabulous group. And look at all that mulch! Where do you buy your plants and trees, do you have local nurseries, or do you use catalogues? It's all so exotic that it makes my patch look quite mundane.

Tjilpi

Frightening. I've just read of a study which indicates that people who eat more than 5 serves of fruit and vegetables per day have a 26% lower risk of stroke. But I wonder what gets them in the end. An overdose of sprouts?

kati

Great pictures. Something about the light reminds me of my childhood in Africa, in rainy seaon mind, when the plantings of Eucalyptus trees were green and leafy. I'm a great fruit eater too, but right now, most of it has travelled thousands of miles to get to my grocery store.

 Buck 1936

I have to admit that this post it is so green simply amazing; fantastic pictures really.
I did do a post on Eucalypts as we have most of the worlds indeed only 12 are native to other countries the rest all native to Australia, and there are simply hundreds.but I know there are quite a few in Africa
I myself love the smell it always reminds me of home.

Jude

Hi Anna, Have never had to buy from a catalogue. We are well-endowed with nurseries where we can pick up almost anything we might want. However, many of our tropical fruit trees come from a local couple who propagate trees from rootstock on their own farm and sell them at the local Farmers' Market. The mulch consists of dried and baled grassy tops from sugar-cane. We buy it in bulk from a local cane farmer.

Good news about the fruit, Tjilpi. Any other words of advice for a would-be Fruitarian?

Kati - have been viewing the snow scenes on your blog in amazement. Can see why nothing could be grown there at this time of year!

I agree, Buck ... 'Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees!'

Tabor

Thanks for the green gardening fix! I love the exotic plants and wish I lived in a more tropical climate...except in the middle of summer, when I look forward to fall. We are in the midst of our first real snowfall this winter. It is lovely but, as you can see from my last post, pretty hard on the plants here, especially the beautiful trees.

Kuusenkerkka

Hi Jude and thanks for visiting my blog. It is not so freezing cold any more here in Finland but anyway I´d like to come to Australia to warm up a little. It seemes lovely warm and green there and those fruits are really wonderful! I wish I could grow fruit like that but it is impossible here in the north. We have such a short summer. Lucky you!

Tjilpi

Jude - are you still getting email notifications of comments on your blog? I have the switch turned 'on' but nothing comes through anymore...

And for your gardening interest - I just noticed that olives are appearing on the trees of a neighbour. M bottled some up last year just for the fun of it. Turned out OK.

Does this mean I am living in a Mediterranean Hinterland?

Jude

Don't know much about olive growing, but we planted one a couple of years ago and it is thriving. We put it in a hot, dry position, next to a fig and a pomegranate. Not sure when it is likely to come into bearing - or if we'll bother pickling any - not when you can go down to Woollies and get 'stuffed' for next to nothing.

Peter

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