Saturday, 20 October 2018
Lemon Trees oh so Pretty
Time to prune the lemon trees. We had an abundant crop this year and the freezer is full of frozen lemon cubes, bottles of lemonade concentrate and others with plain fresh squeezed lemon juice. The trees now have a good crop of green lemons. Our pruner says that many must be sacrificed for the good of future crops.
Friend, cafeteria owner, fisherman, oil producer, gardener and lemon-tree-pruner giving our trees a haircut.
The lemons that are on the branches being removed are hard and green but I'm collecting those as well. Hopefully they will provide a little fresh juice till the others ripen properly
After all that hard work it was time for an ouzo
Vaso had been working over the road and popped in for a chat
She 'put them all to bed' three hours later
The branches were left for me to haul out of the garden. I'm piling them up across the road . They will be burnt in a few weeks when hopefully they've dried out a bit and don't need too much petrol to keep the fire raging. The summer fire restriction has been lifted now but we are not setting light to these until it has rained again and surrounding grasses are no longer dry as tinder