I use a lot of lemons and several years ago we bought a couple of lemon trees, the one on the terrace is obviously planted in the wrong place and is very sorry for itself and the other is in the courtyard. It flowers and starts to fruit then somehow loses the will to continue, today I spotted this.....
One lonely little lemon, it would be nice if it would hold on this time. So it´s a good job that Antoni shinned up his mother´s tree and brought me these
It might seem a strange thing to say, but the fresh lemons taste completely different, almost sweet with full of flavour zest and of course no wax on them.
I did harvest the last of the chillies and have popped them in the freezer ready for use
A friend contacted me a couple of weeks ago asking if I was interested in any embroidery threads. It was rather a sad story as she was selling loads of crafting things for a friends family as she had sadly passed away and they didn´t have a clue as to what to do with boxes and boxes of stash. The nice thing was the money raised was going to charity. This is what I bought.....
There are over 350 skeins of thread, mostly DMC and Anchor and some Mayflower, she said she only wanted 10c a skein but as I was having the lot asked for 30 euros, although I did up it to 35e for the good cause.
We have been after some pool side loungers and whilst outing and abouting we spotted a sale on and so stopped to browse. Unfortunately the loungers were not very comfortable and even the sale prices were extremely high, but I did find these two wonderful little planters with their friendly bugs attached. Couldn´t pass them by as I thought they were fun, so I bought one for Rebecca too, bargain price, they were only 5e each.
Took this photo mainly as a reference, a sort of before and after, the plant really needs repotting but we are afraid it might snap. It closes up in the heat of the summer to protect itself and as the weather cools you can see it opening up until it does its thing with flowering.
I shall take another photo when it blooms
We have the first of the almond blossom just gently unfurling their petals, very soon the whole valley and surrounding areas will be beautiful candy pink