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Good Neighbours

Photo: Camellia (not a native plant)

At this time of year I look over the fence and admire my neighbour’s garden where camellias are in full flower and the lemon tree is laden with ripening fruit. The shared fence with the neighbour on the other side has passionfruit for me to pick.

Lemon and passionfruit – I love the astringent flavours of these fruits. Check out Jill’s passionfruit butter and give it a go.

Words to walk with:
From Mending Wall by Robert Frost
“There where it is we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, 'Good fences make good neighbors'.”