Work in the citrus orchard


Our citrus orchard hasn’t had a renewed mulch cover for a few years and it was looking very sad.  It has been incredibly dry here for quite some time now so it was definitely time to remulch the orchard.  My husband got a load of eucalyptus fines in the back of the ute and we spent the afternoon unloading and spreading the mulch. (good exercise)

You can see how desperately it needed the new mulch.  We had enough in one load to cover about 2/3 of the orchard so we got another load the next day to finish it off and to use on some other beds in the garden.

The orchard looks much better now.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. How fascinating. Citrus trees don’t grow where I am. We have apples, pin cherries, Pembina plums, high bush cranberries and saskatoons but no citrus. I am really enjoying your blog and seeing how different and how much the same your life is.

    1. suth2 says:

      I have just been having a quick look at your blog. I don’t think I would survive your winters. The climate is benign where we live.
      You are obviously a very hands-on lady. I am seriously impressed by your ability to tackle any job that needs doing. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog.

      1. Why thank you for your kind comments. Our winters are brutal. This is why we spent ten years going south but this year we’re back to enduring. I am going to learn curling. Being social is the only way to survive.

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