I love this fig tree in one of the local parks. It has inspired this week's quote. Hope you all have a stress-free happy week... "If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees." Hal Borland    

Little Mandarin Tree

A mandarin tree is a valiant thing, pushing colour into the garden even when those who call themselves gardeners regard its spindly branches dismissively. I have known three mandarin trees. Each in a rented house, afterthoughts at the back of the garden, fending for themselves against crumbling walls, gasping for air in hardened, inflexible soil.... Continue Reading →

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