Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

May Is a Great Time to Be in the Garden

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

May Is a Great Time to Be in the Garden

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Byline: with Angie Thomas

FROM planning an orchard, enjoying flowering camellias, watching spring bulbs come to life and sowing seeds of lots of different vegies, herbs and flowering annuals, May is a wonderful time to be out in the garden.

Grow a conversation starter

It might look like something from another planet or a sea creature from the deep, but Buddha's hand or Fingered Citron are a fascinating type of citrus that have fruit shaped like fingers on a hand. In Asia, the fruit symbolises long life, good fortune and happiness and is often used in religious ceremonies. The beauty of this fruit is in the rind (rather than the flesh), which can be used to make candied citrus peel and syrups and the zest used in salad dressings and roasts. The fruit, which ripens from late autumn to winter, has an intense aroma, combining fragrances of tangerines, osmanthus, cumquats and lemons, and a bowl of Buddha's hands can be used to scent a room. …

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