The trees in my garden are growing well this year. Obviously a couple of years establishing their root systems is paying dividends and although I still have to water some of them they are all doing well.

The Pomegranate has fruit on it (about 6 I think) although it is only a couple of feet high. Here’s a picture of one of them, they are slowly turning red.

I planted some incir (figs) at the back of the house and they are doing well, I took off the figs that grew so that they could put all their effort into growing bigger. Here are three of them.

And the photo below is of a ceviz (walnut) given to me by a friend last year. I have three altogether and this is the last to be planted.  He is a forester/woodcutter and had recently cut down a number of old walnut trees. Some of the wood he had sawn and planed and used it for his flooring in his house up at Gombe! Solid walnut flooring! That would have cost him thousands of pounds in UK. It looks beautiful.

Some friends (Rob and Samantha) from UK came out on holiday a few days ago and Rob is going to cook us a Thai Green Curry this evening. I’m looking forward to it very much, I’ll let you know how it is.

Ann, another friend in the village has joined a website called where people offer and make use of free accommodation. Her first guest is here at the moment, a Russian guy who lives in Moscow and is a singer.

The dogs are doing alright in the heat. Minnie, the little female was spayed a couple of days ago so she is being a bit less energetic than normal but still rolls around with the boys and gets into fights with them. Alf has decided that sleeping in the shower tray is good during the day.

My main job these days is watering the gardens. I installed a watering system in my garden a couple of years ago and after some repairs that is back in operation now so my garden is easy. Simon’s garden takes a bit more effort because I have to walk round it dragging the hose and it takes me about an hour in the morning and the same in the evening. I’m also looking after the watering of another couple’s garden who have gone back to UK for a couple of weeks and that takes time too so it’s pretty much a full time job really. Talking of which I’d better get off my backside and go and do something! Bye for now.

Posted August 16, 2008 by cukurbagli in Uncategorized

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