Lemon honey in the city

Living in a big city naturally means you do not have an acre of land. We are lucky in that we have a courtyard, and it gets sun in the summer. You have heard me wax lyrical about basil pesto before. Well now it is the turn of some humble lemons. One of our first…

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The Desolation of Smaug

Ok, well not quite, but a fire breathing dragon could have done that to my hydrangea with a wee accidental burp.  Alas it is something more prosaic, the fact that Melbourne is experiencing the most sustained period of heat above 41 degrees Celsius since records commenced in the 1850s.  Roll on the cool change tonight…

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Basil pesto in the city

Have you ever eaten fresh basil pesto? It is divine, sublime, you pick the noun! Living in an inner city suburb with a courtyard does not mean that you cannot have your very own fresh produce.  I have grown basil in our ‘back yard’  every summer since we have been here.  In fact our courtyard can…

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