Redcliffe Pier

Saturday, May 7, 2011

ITS A LEMON

 My weird cross bred lemon tree is producing so much fruit that it is collapsing under the weight.

 It is providing a home for Mr Spider.

 It is providing free lemons for us and all my friends and neighbours.

 It is squashing the tarragon plants underneath.

It is giving the Tarragon too much shade. I had to dig out the Tarragon and move it to another location in the sun.

21 comments:

  1. Wow what a lot of lemons at least you are being kind giving some away. They are great photos.

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  2. They are very smooth skinned and hopefully, thin skinned. I had beautiful oranges in Paris which were from Spain. But the oranges I have bought here since my return are thick skinned and with slightly dried pulp. So, now I have switched to Williams pears. And Figs ... decadent I know but I am becoming addicted to fresh fig on toast ... ymummmm ...

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  3. I wish I loved near you ... I make a wiked lemon tart. Love your spider shot ... well done.

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  4. Great to have your own lemons in the garden.

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  5. How cool, it must be great to have all those lemons. Are you making lemonade?

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  6. Lovely bright and sunny photos today, great shots. When we lived in California years and years ago, we had a huge lemon tree in our back garden. It was a real novelty to me to be able to pick my own lemons. Wish I had them now.

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  7. My lemons are still very green.

    Met new friends today, they are a couple from Brisbane.

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  8. Yummy -- Wish I lived in your neighborhood. Margot at Joyfully Retired had a recent post on lemons (she is in Northern California). She had a great recipe for a lemon vinaigrette and there may have been some other recipes there.

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  9. this looks very much like my aunts lemon tree, the lemons were as big as my fist and yummy. i used to slice them and eat them. my mouth is puckering just writing about it. are yours that big? they look so.

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  10. I want a tree like that! Maybe I should have moved to Oz?

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  11. They look like very good lemons, despite all the problems. Beautiful golden colors in all these photos. Mr. Spider looks quite happy on his web.

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  12. Wow. Gorgeous lemons. Poor tarragon.
    When my youngest brother was a boy spending winters in Mexico with Mom and Dad, he and his Mexican friends ate lemons as if they were oranges. Brrrr. Gives me the shivers just to remember it.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  13. Lemons don't grow here, but we had the same last year with apples ! It was terrible, tons and tons, people didn't know what to do with them anymore. The tarragon flowers are beautiful !

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  14. These are beautiful pictures, I love lemons:)

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  15. I'm thinking lemon curd tarts - and creamy tarragon chicken - Joan Elizabeth's recipe sounds interesting!
    Have a wonderful and safe week-end.

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  16. My grandparents both told me that if you don't have a lemon tree in your yard, you are stupid!
    I have noticed on my walks around here that most people abide by this principle! Some even have "minature" lemon trees growing in large pot plants on patios and decks!!! The fruit is considered medicinal as well as making good desserts, and I cannot eat fish or lamb cutlets without lemon wedges.
    I shall have to join the sensible people and get myself a lemon tree for a large pot planter.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  17. Your lemon tree obviously thrived on all the extra rain you had this year!

    Great shot of Mr Spider and the lovely shiny lemons.

    I'd love to read Joan Elizabeth's wicked lemon tart recipe too ... sounds delicious :D)

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  18. Can you prop up the tree? Those lemons are beautiful! Nancy

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  19. I would do almost anything to have such a problem as too many lemons..lol! What a bonanza!

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