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Never mowed it.
Just moved in on the Mrs' territory and planted out some desirables.
Vetiver, aloe, prickly pear, dragon fruit, and carnavalia/jack bean, among the grevillias and broms.
Taking off big time in the succulent low water demanding persuasion.

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Comment by Dave Riley on March 23, 2017 at 9:23

No. In the backyard. I have a small copse of sheoaks -- one of my favorite trees..

My first crop was 2 fruits in the heat. Now I have another six forming. Maybe I'll get more. But I didn't expect them to grow so well in the toxic detritus of sheoaks.

I find dragon fruit also grow well up  frangipani trees.But then so too do beans.Saves builidng a teepee.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on March 23, 2017 at 0:07

Are these plants on your front footpath Dave?

Your Dragon Fruits are giving you a second crop. Mine have too, flowers just closed and a couple more buds. Seems very late but then it's still quite warm.

Comment by Dave Riley on March 22, 2017 at 23:15

OUTBACK: plant marriages

Who woulda thought?

Dragon Fruit planted at the base of Sheoaks thriving despite the Sheoak's keen and renowned  allelopathy. 

Two types: River Sheoak and the coastal variety.

In answer to the question whot you can do with sheoaks -- aside from my preference to listen to them -- you cdan use them as trellises for at least one succulent. 

At left, prickly pear -- but no surp[rises there as to what a PP can survive.


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