IT HELPED !!

 Remember I told you I had to protect my figs from the birds ?

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LIKE THIS

Well, it helped !

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This fig is smaller than the big brown ones you find in the mediterranian area, this one is called white of Marseille, this is how they look when they are ripe. I made about 1 kilo of jam yesterday with the figs and a few apples.

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THE PASSIONFRUITS ARE RIPE TOO BUT THE BIRDS DON’T EAT THEM

This is fruit from the passiflora caerulea, I was told they are edible but not really sweet or tasteful, does any of you know if you can use them for jam or jelly ?

My grapes are doing well now that I protected them fom the birds, so far they haven’t eaten a single grape since I gave every bunch a little dress.

Have fun in your garden, I hope you’ll all have a lot of fruit and veg ! and flowers of course !!!

Thanks for stopping by !

 

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INVISIBLE EATERS

A while ago I had ripe red currants and black currants but I didn’t have the time to harvest them right away so a few days later I went into my garden to harvest the berries and every berry was gone !!!!! each and every one !!!I thought old cd’s on a string would frighten the birds away but obviously they didn’t do the job !!This week I wanted to harvest some ripe grape bunches and what did I see….the birds were there before me, mind you the grapes are in my greenhouse ! Now I gave each bunch of grapes a dress hoping the birds will stay away, also the figs outside are starting to ripen so I try to scare the birds away there too as I know from last year they always take the biggest and ripest and sweatest figs . I don’t mind that the birds eat some of my fruit but ALL is a bit much !

Here are some pictures I have taken this past weeks.

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AS YOU CAN SEE I GAVE MY GRAPES A DRESS

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE THEY DID

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I TRY TO KEEP THE BIRDS OUT OF MY FIG TREE BY SCARING THEM WITH THESE WHITE “FLAGS”

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THE SNACK TOMATOES ARE ALSO RIPENING, THE GRANDCHILDREN LOVE TO GO TO THE GREENHOUSE FOR SOME LITTLE TOMATOES AND SO DO I

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THE BIG TOMATOES ARE FINALLY GETTING SOME COLOUR

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I LOVE THE COLOUR OF THESE SOUTH AFRICAN DAISIES

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THE JAPONESE ANEMONES ARE STARTING TO BLOOM

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THIS RUSSIAN VINE IS A REAL THUG BUT IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THUG

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MY HYDRANGEA’S ARE DOING THERE VERY BEST AT THE MOMENT

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CLEMATIS THE PRESIDENT TOGETHER WITH  A PASSIONFLOWER

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MY YELLOW DAHLIA’S IN FRONT OF A MIRROR

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ALBIZZIA JULIBRIZZIN IN BLOOM

Have a great weekend all and enjoy your gardens ! Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you !