Monday, November 25, 2013

I love trees

This post is sponsored by Masters

Whenever I think of a really nice street or whenever I drive down a street and think 'this is such a lovely street' there is one thing that is always the same.

The trees.

Nice streets have nice trees. Big established trees, trees that blossom, trees that are great for climbing or trees that provide shelter, trees that encourage beautiful birds.

I have been wanting to fill our front yard with trees since we arrived three years ago. We have talked about trees and thought about trees, we did plant some hedge type trees but they looked wrong.

Then we planted a small flowering gum tree, but it wasn't right either so it got moved too.



Mr H planted a clump of random bulbs at one stage which looked truly awful and they got removed too.

Finally a few weeks ago we settled on getting fruit trees. Masters had a good range of fruit trees to choose from, plus other non fruiting trees but this time I really wanted to maximise our limited garden area and have trees that could do all the things we needed.


I want the front fence filled with fruit trees. We already have a nectarine tree and the neighbour has a great peach tree that hangs over our fence. We have a couple of lemon trees, a bay tree and a lime tree that is finally starting to produce the odd lime or too, so I asked Mr H to get apple and pear trees.

Mr H and Popps got everything they needed at Masters.

They came home and planted just two trees.




I was hoping for at least four.


They planted a nectarine tree and a peach tree. Exactly like we already have!




A little tanty from me and Mr H was back in the car!

There is now a third tree along the front fence, a lovely apple tree has joined the family and a hammock has snuck in too.





I have big plans for these trees. They are going to provide privacy for our very open to everyone front yard. They are going to attract birds (hopefully not possums but that is ok too). They will provide snacks of yummy fruit and lovely shade.

Just six weeks after planting we have the beginnings of some fruit.





Now I just need the remainder of the street to start planting lots of trees and we will one day live in one of those fabulous streets with all the lovely trees.

And I do still need a pear tree.







P.S. This is the second of my posts for Masters. If you missed the Magnetic Chalk Board Wall I did earlier, click back for a look.

20 comments:

  1. So lovely. I love trees too. Those streets with the overhanging trees are so devine.

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    1. They are Sam, I am hoping with a little effort and the present of time we will have one of those streets too!

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  2. Yay for the trees and double yay for the hammock. As long as you get to use it and not just everybody else.

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    1. I plan on sitting in that hammock and eating all the fruit!

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  3. I can't wait to plant fruit trees. I had a nectarine tree growing up and they had the most delicious fruit.

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    1. I have had a lime tree for a few years that is still a slacker in providing me fruit, but I am hoping this year it will be cut into many a drink.

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  4. Love your fruit trees Claire. If you neighbours plant different ones then you can all swap and make great fruit salad! Cheers, Tanya

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    1. Thanks Tanya, yes, it is great when the branches hang over our fence and all the fruit happens to fall into the bucket underneath!

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  5. it will be so lovely to pick your own fruit from the tree. Our front yard is too small to plant a tree, but i'm thinking of maybe a lemon tree in a pot might work.

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  6. That is exactly the reason we are moving to acerage - I want trees - and lots of them - around me ! I don't know how fruit trees would grow on the Gold Coast - not sure we have the weather for them but something we will look into when we find the right property !! Thankfully most of the places we have seen so far have had an abundance of trees already (not sure how I will handle the leaves - a mulcher is probably on the cards for those !!!)
    Have the best day !
    Me

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  7. I love trees too. There is a street near us that has beautiful big plane trees lining the streets. The council wants to pull them down as they have complaints from people who don't even live in the street about their messiness, leaves etc falling and they need constant pruning to keep them away from power lines. The residents of the street and surrounding areas are up in arms protesting to save the trees. I really hope they can be saved.
    As for us, last year we planted some non-fruiting pear trees along our back fence. They are now about 8ft tall and starting to spread out. I think next Spring they will be absolutely the beautiful and the following Autumn they will be full of beautiful colours, I can't wait.

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  8. Good luck with all your planting. I would love to have more trees etc, will probably have to win lotto and move to a few acres before it happens!!

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  9. I looove trees too - just not the wall of bamboo that a neighbour planted blocking our view and littering our pool - thankfully we convinced her it had to go.

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    1. Can you believe we accidentally killed our own bamboo - no one can kill bamboo.

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  10. Lovely garden - can you come and do mine!

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  11. We have lots of fruit trees here! Because the property we live on is so old, way back in the day they planted fruit trees. Just wish the birds would leave them be or share the fruit with us! lol

    Yours are going to look gorgeous as they grow bigger :)

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  12. I often wish we could grow fruit trees here, but in SE Qld our climate is so harsh and things take so much water to grow! I grew up in NZ and used to love fruit trees that grew around our farm! And please how did you kill bamboo, our neighbours stuff is ruining our pool!!

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  13. I just want a mango tree. It was going to be the first thing I planted when we bought our house 5 years ago…still don't have one. Love your garden!

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  14. I'm with you on streets with tree's. How beautiful they are!
    We have lots of palms but nothing good for climbing, and we can't plant anything either cause we're renting. Maybe one day...

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