The garden at Towerwater is returning to normal. All the outstanding tasks are slowly but surely being completed. Our focus can shift to the abundant citrus fruit waiting to be turned into marmalades, cordials and liqueurs.
With the naartjie peels macerating on brandy in the cellar, soon to be turned into homemade Van der Hum liqueur, it was time to start making marmalade.
|Ginger and Seville marmalade|
The citrus trees are bursting into blossom, as if to hurry us up to pick the remaining fruit. The garden seems to be colour coding the fruit and flowers currently on display.
The yellow lemons and orange oranges and naartjies echo the yellow and orange of the clivias in the herbaceous border that is in turn, echoing the yellow and orange nasturtiums in the orchard.
|The orchard bursting with nasturtiums|