Thursday 22 May 2014
My First Home Grown Orange
This is my first homegrown orange
It may not be the most handsome orange, but I grew it and it tasted great.
I have had my orange tree for 2 years and last year I watched it flower and watch the baby fruits form now I have picked and eaten my first orange straight from the tree.
There is another 3 fruits on the tree, not yet fully ripe.
The tree along with my other citrus trees are outside from late spring until autumn then they get overwintered in the greenhouse.
We have just had a major survey done on this house, the buyers had a standard one done and got there mortgage offer through, they have now decided they want a big survey done, the house isn't old, has all the certificates from being signed off after the renovations so I just couldn't understand why they wanted to spend out £1,000 on a second survey, he wasn't even here as long as the first basic survey took, and he didn't even look in the attic, it makes you wonder what the difference is between them. None as far I could see.
The basic survey took just over an hour this one a major survey took under 45 mins. I wouldn't be impressed if I was paying out that kind of money.
We hopefully will have a move date in the next week our solicitor is waiting on the contracts coming back.
It has been rain all afternoon and thunder and lightning, I did manage to get some plants up this morning and was in the process of putting straw down around the strawberries when the rain started. It dosent look like its going to clear up any time soon so I am off to play with my sewing machine.