Nina’s garden

I popped in to visit my good friend’s mother’s garden in Melbourne this morning – on Adele’s recommendation.

Sure enough I discovered a hidden wonderland of edibles tucked behind a grand Victorian home!

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Nina introduced me to her perpetual spinach, her potted dandelions – excellent wilted and enjoyed with eggs and toast for breakfast as well as her special ‘Sicilian’ cucumber which has finally fruited after many years.

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I was thrilled to take a pot of spinach and one of the crispy, striped cucumbers home with me and I carefully removed and soaked the seeds in the hope that I too will grown these incredibly crunchy, thornless cucumbers when I can enjoy a bit more space.

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Nina has invited me back to collect some red stemmed Japanese taro and water iris for our pond once we’re all settled in.



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