July kept us occupied with laying out the pipework for irrigation and then planting the trees we’d ordered:
- assorted citrus (lemons, limes, clementines and blood oranges)
- almonds (12 each of three different varieties, for cross-pollination)
- peaches (3 different varieties, one of which is Culemborg. After having eaten a white peach in France some years ago, I was determined to grow some white peaches)
- vines (3 different varieties)
They are so small, they’re hardly visible in this picture, but now it feels like we’ve really made a start at farming here.