Category Archives: Plants

Tea from the Camellia sinensis plant

On a recent visit to China we did a tour of the Seven Star Tea Plantation which is about 6 kilometres north of Yangzhou. It is run as an organic farm, with no pesticides being used. We felt privileged to … Continue reading

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Keeping the Birds from eating all the Figs!

I have a small Fig tree (Ficus carica) which produces lovely fruit,  green on the outside and pink in the middle. The birds love them and last year I didn’t manage to  get any fruit. I had used bags to … Continue reading

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The Flying Fox ate my Nectarines!

We have been looking forward to eating our nectarines this year, having watched last year as they disappeared in the evenings. I had tried everything from Perspex barriers to nets, none worked, it seemed that the possums and the flying … Continue reading

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