For a long time one of the things I have wanted to do is visit the Glasgow School of Art. I have loved the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and also the works of his wife. This year we are off for a holiday to Scotland and we will be spending five days close to Glasgow with the intention of having time to see the many things on offer in Glasgow and surrounds. Top of my list was the Glasgow School of Art.
As you are no doubt aware that is now not going to be possible as the School suffered severe damage as the result of a fire, the second fire in four years.
The building was being restored after the previous fire when this fire occurred.
We bought this tree which was labelled Tangelo seminole :Tangelos are a cross between mandarins and grapefruit so you get the sweetness of the mandarin and the sprite juiciness of the grapefruit all in one package. My husband doesn’t think that it is a tangelo but I don’t mind as I like the fruit that the tree has produced no matter what type of tree it is.
This is a photo of the tree after we had harvested the ripe fruit. We have had to harvest our fruit early as we have an issue with bower birds in the garden.
The satin and spotted bowerbirds are sometimes considered agricultural pests due to their habit of feeding on introduced fruit and vegetable crops and have occasionally been killed by affected orchardists. (Wikipedia)
The bowerbird attacks the fruit from the bottom, while the fruit is on the tree, and gradually eats out the inside of the fruit thus leaving only the shell hanging on the tree.
Our tree is only small but it had produced a bountiful crop.
We are keeping a close watch on our orange tree as already there have been a couple of orange husks discovered on the tree. We will need to start harvesting the oranges too.