Perth has finally had a decent rain. Not sure how much in official terms, but enough to properly wet the ground. Hopefully this is the start of a pattern, but I am reluctant to hope for it. We have a lot of work to be done in our front garden and have been waiting for winter when the rain softens the ground, which is heavy clay. We have dead grass to pull up to make a garden bed, brick paving to go in and a lemon tree to go in. Max heard about The Lemon Tree Project on a radio gardening show. We like the idea and so are reading up on planting and caring for a citrus tree. As it happens we have access to a small tree that needs to come out as it’s been planted in an inappropriate space, so are planning to shift that one.


Speaking of lemon trees, one of my favourite songs when I was growing up was “Lemon Tree” by Peter, Paul & Mary.