Joey says hello

Thank you to everyone for your comments on this blog as well as Facebook after my last post on Joey. It is encouraging to know that I am not the only one that struggles with not having a green thumb. Nevertheless, I may have just turned the corner because just look at Joey now! From…

Joey (my lemon tree) has new leaves!

It is with great satisfaction that I discovered on the weekend that Joey (my lemon tree) has sprouted some tiny little leaves! You must be wondering what the excitement is all about. Well, previously, I did not even get this far. Believe it or not, Joey’s predecessor stayed exactly the same for almost 6 months…

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Its been absolutely years since we last visited Monbulk for Tesselaar’s Tulip Festival. Located in the Dandenong hills about an hours drive from Melbourne, it is a great days out. I don’t know why we haven’t been back for so long. It seems to have fallen off my radar until we heard it on the…

The making of a lemon tree . . . again

Spring has arrived! And with it my lofty ambitions of planting and growing my very own lemons . . .are once again rekindled! Aidan of course reminds me of my last effort which ended in tears. (See Part 1) But now older and presumably wiser, this time round I won’t make the same mistakes. Mistakes…

Last Orange Post

I wondered whether I should and finally relented. After my previous gardening posts of my disappointing efforts with my lemon tree, I thought I should put up something that does do well in my garden. And since its still not too late with this weeks challenge to make another post, here is a photo of…

My lemon tree (hopefully still in the making)

It’s the end of winter! And here comes SPRING! So, with gardeners all over preparing to don their gear to get their gardens looking tip top, I thought I must do the same. It has been raining a fair bit lately and I wondered how my lemon tree have been faring. So I wandered out…

Aliens have landed in my garden!

The other day, I walked out along one side of our house which has a narrow strip and stumbled across these alien-looking like plants all along the edge! They were everywhere, popping up above the other greenery with their tongues hanging out – looking like aliens have landed in my garden! (Hence my title for this short post).…

A Lemon Tree in the Making – Part 3

A few days ago, I wandered out to my back garden to check-in on my lemon tree and to my surprise and delight, there were tiny flower buds on one of the branches! This was a milestone moment! A miracle of nature! I was just about to let out a whoop of joy and dance…

A lemon tree in the making – part 2

I don’t know what got into me yesterday but with my parenting instincts re-energized with my lemon tree, I hopped onto my laptop and googled tips about caring for lemon trees. Yeah, I know, this sounds a lot like gardening (which I hate) but I thought if this thing needs care, I might as well…

A lemon tree in the making

Here we go at last. A lemon tree in our garden. To all of you with green thumbs, this is hardly news worth shouting about from the rooftops but for me, it is a watershed moment. Most people who know me well will tell you that of all my interests, none of them include gardening.…