When we first moved into this house, the back garden had 3 fruit trees.
I guess the previous owners loved fruit trees.
Then we moved in and the fruit trees started ‘disappearing’ one by one….
First to go was the nectarine tree…
Then the plum tree…
Then today, the last of the lot, the apple tree, was cut down by The Other Half.
Why did we cut them down?
Because we really do not know how to look after them which resulted in them producing not nice fruits with not much flavour at all.
And the insects love them so much so they were full of caterpillars and what nots.
And we’d rather plant veges, citrus trees and berries than look after those 3 trees.
So, The Other Half said that all of them had to go sebab dia kata, “buat menyemak aje!”
So tadi when I went to take the girls to their Sunday school, he made the final cut to the apple tree and bila we all balik, the apple tree was no more….
“What apple tree? We’ve never had one!” he said….. .
It’s one of those things, we think that it is cheaper to buy the fruits when we want to eat them than keeping the trees alive and healthy and producing loads of fruits each season.
I guess our next project will be to transform the area where the fruit trees used to be into another garden bed.
And we can start planting what we want in that area.
I wish I could plant a nice mango tree, maybe the kensington pride or the calypso variety in the back garden.
But….definitely tak boleh lah sebab if I were to plant a mango tree, maknanya we have to get rid of the big vege patch and set aside that area just for 1 mango tree and nak kena jaga from all pests lagi.
Dah gerenti lah The Other Half tak nak kan, hehehe….
That’s why, balik2 tanam…
Sunflowers (which is the only flower yang the Other Half sangat berminat nak tanam!)
And the usual tomatoes, eggplants, watermelons and all the herbs.
But nasib baik lah tahun ni The Other half relented when bini dia beria2 nak tanam pokok bunga in the garden.
I planted some colourful Cockscombs and colourful snapdragons in the front garden.
And the snapdragons which will look much prettier when they grow some more and produce more flowers on the stalk later on.
There’s pink, white, red and yellow snapdragons in the garden so far. I’ll take some more photos esok2 eh.