A grey fence is softened with Pencil Pines.

A grey fence is softened with Pencil Pines.

Olive grove detail.

Olive grove detail.

This resident has made the most of the nature strip and planted olives which need no protection at all.

This resident has made the most of the nature strip and planted olives which need no protection at all.

Bird netting has kept the birds away but not the cherry slug which has profoundly consumed the pears leaves, and yet the harvest seems unaffected with plenty of pears in sight.

Bird netting has kept the birds away but not the cherry slug which has profoundly consumed the pears leaves, and yet the harvest seems unaffected with plenty of pears in sight.

From behind the bird netting healthy beautifully formed pears nest.

From behind the bird netting healthy beautifully formed pears nest.

At a nearby home a pear tree has matured and its residents have keenly covered its fruit.

At a nearby home a pear tree has matured and its residents have keenly covered its fruit.

This apple tree has been lovingly protected with large hessian  sacks sewn together. The resident tells me that for many years the neighbouring house boasted had a large fruit tree which the birds always favoured above the apple tree. When the neighbours house was sold the tree was cut down and now all the birds rely on the remaining apple.

This apple tree has been lovingly protected with large hessian sacks sewn together. The resident tells me that for many years the neighbouring house boasted had a large fruit tree which the birds always favoured above the apple tree. When the neighbours house was sold the tree was cut down and now all the birds rely on the remaining apple.

And where there are plants life abounds! Jooles most certainly thinks so!

And where there are plants life abounds! Jooles most certainly thinks so!


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