Monday, July 4, 2011

Lemon Trees in Terracotta Pots

For us here at The Drip, lemon trees in terracotta pots are a potent reminder of happy times spent in Tuscany, in Sicily and on the Amalfi Coast.

We have a small collection of old Florentine-style terracotta pots in which we grow a number of varieties of lemon.  This very young "lemonade tree", a gift from Clive's Mum, Elizabeth Poolman, has just borne fruit for the first time, providing a fresh Vitamin C drink just when it is needed in mid-winter.

The wire guard protecting the tree from destruction by wallabies will be dispensed with when we have finally enclosed The Main Courtyard and can at last provide a safe environment. For more on The Main Courtyard click here to go to the relevant page of our new website.


  1. LOL! I don't need wire around my lemon and orange trees! Of course, we've no wallabies in France!!!!!
    Reading that, I was a little bit surprised, and suddenly I look for "Mudgee" on Google! I saw it was in....Australia!LOL
    The web is a marvellous thing!

  2. Not only wallabies! We also have kangaroos, possums, wombats, cockatoos, goannas and many other creatures all very interested in our gardens here. Is it a garden or is it a zoo? I wonder.