Monday, 9 May 2016

Picture of the Day 08.05.16 - My Lemon Tree

I have been meaning to get a lemon tree for a long time.  My various relatives in my parent’s village on Pakistan have trees in the yard filled with oranges, lemons, guava trees.  I used to think how lucky to walk out of your house and be surrounded by trees laden full of sweet, scented fruit.

My garden is too tiny to fill with trees, but I hope to have one small one for each of my children, Gorgeous took first dibs on this little lemon tree.  I have a Camellia, which suits my pretty, delicate Darling and would like to buy an Olive tree for Little Lady, a cherry tree for Little Man because he would happily eat them all and maybe an orange tree or a greengage tree for Baby.

I have not planted it in the ground or a bigger pot yet because the man who was selling them advised to wait until all of the flowers have fallen off as the plant is in a very delicate state.  Each bloom will turn into one lemon and there are many blooms, so I am excited to see if Gorgeous' little lemon tree will be laden too.






The Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “The parable of the believer who recites the Qur’an is that of a sweet citrus fruit, its fragrance is nice and its taste is nice. The parable of the believer who does not recite the Qur’an is that of a date, it has no smell but its taste is sweet. The parable of the hypocrite who recites the Qur’an is that of basil, its fragrance is nice but its taste is bitter. The parable of the hypocrite who does not recite the Qur’an is that of the colocynth [bitter desert fruit], its smell is better and its taste is bitter.” ~ Tirmidhee no.2865 - (Sahih)

1 comment:

  1. Will it survive winters outside in London?

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