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Rob Walter
  • Annerley, Brisbane, Qld
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AGI pipe x 3 lengths

Started Jan 7 0 Replies

I have 3 lengths of slotted 55mm diameter AGI pipe. 1x4.2m, 1x3m and 1x I don't know how long (as it has never been used so is not expanded). Still has sock, but some damage to sock as it was…Continue

Plant identification

Started this discussion. Last reply by pat pierce Feb 10, 2016. 24 Replies

Hi all,Does anyone know what this is? Is it edible? Is it related to elderflower? It's a small shrub, looking quite a bit like elderflower, but obviously not that.…Continue

Is this the wrong time to be planting beans?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Braz Jun 3, 2015. 5 Replies

Is this the wrong time to be planting climbing beans? I usually grow them as a shoulder season crop, switching to snake beans and winged beans in summer and peas in winter. Will beans grow over…Continue

Tags: seed raising

Surinam spinach

Started this discussion. Last reply by DARREN JAMES May 10, 2015. 31 Replies

Does anyone grow Surinam spinach? I'm really keen to get some seeds if they are available or hear your experiences if you gave it a go and abandoned it.Continue

Tags: edible weeds, Spinach

 

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Elaine de Saxe favorited Rob Walter's discussion AGI pipe x 3 lengths
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AGI pipe x 3 lengths

I have 3 lengths of slotted 55mm diameter AGI pipe. 1x4.2m, 1x3m and 1x I don't know how long (as it has never been used so is not expanded). Still has sock, but some damage to sock as it was used.Please let me know if you'd like to come and pick this up. I live in Annerley.See More
Jan 7
Rob Collings favorited Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
Feb 11, 2016
pat pierce replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"I too was put off by the smell - a bit like lantana - but now use in lots of dishes as well as curries.  Now one of my favorites I even enjoy eating the  raw new leaves when out in the garden. I like the fruit though do not eat the seeds…"
Feb 10, 2016
Rob Walter replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"I did wonder if I should put more effort into finding a flavoursome strain, rather than just grabbing the first one I found. Having said that, the leaves I picked smell stronger than the shop-bought ones my neighbour had."
Feb 10, 2016
Rob Walter replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"You have to smell them when they've been fried in oil, Elaine. They're a different beast altogether, and very fragrant."
Feb 10, 2016
Lissa replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"Your chicken diaries are most amusing Cres :)"
Feb 9, 2016
Cres replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"Curry leaf has been a staple in cooking my whole life. Strangely in all that time I'd never thought to eat the fruit/seeds until I read on a forum 15+ years ago that 'someone had read the seeds were poisonous' yet I couldn't find…"
Feb 8, 2016
Elaine de Saxe replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"Thank you to the members who brought curry leaf cuttings to Dave's GV. The pong of those leaves, leaves me without enthusiasm to grow the plant."
Feb 8, 2016
Ann replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"Thanks will try the other way"
Feb 8, 2016
Elaine de Saxe replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"And at over 3 megs is slow to download for many people. With my data restriction atm, I'm not downloading the photo at all. Ann if you can, reduce the size of the pic to 100-400kbs."
Feb 8, 2016
Lissa replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"Morning Ann :) Your photo is attached. I personally have no idea what the plant is but someone else might be able to help. Might be a good idea to start your own conversation about your particular weed problem. What has happened here is that you are…"
Feb 8, 2016
Ann replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"Mm...don't seem to have attached photos?"
Feb 7, 2016
Ann replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"Hi, As photos attached Weed identification help please north Brisbane. It's spreading and out competing grass can get up to a meter tall seems to have shallow roots and creeps to some extent. Have some growing near a plumbago and when full…"
Feb 7, 2016
Rob Walter replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"The fruit I gathered were from near Park Road train station in Woolloongabba, but it's a small bush, so now that I know what I'm looking for I'm going to have a look in my local area."
Feb 4, 2016
Rob Walter replied to Rob Walter's discussion Plant identification
"I have plenty of seeds at the moment, and I'm growing one from a cutting and some from seed. If no one else can help out, I'll let you know when they come up."
Feb 4, 2016

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This sporting life

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 17:53 2 Comments

Several of my pea plants have produced sports, or at least offshoots with very different characteristics. They are not from seed, but just growing out of the main stem of the pea plant. They appeared once the main crop was almost totally over. In at least a couple of them, the peas have gone from being sugarsnap (thick-walled pods) to shelling peas (thin-walled pods). The others are still sugarsnap, but the pods are flatter than normal.

This what the sport looks like:…

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I only really write about one thing in my blog posts...

Posted on August 2, 2014 at 18:26 15 Comments

...possums!

So, I guess it's time for the latest update on my battle with them. If you see my previous blog post, I had two areas that were set up to deal with possums. One area was protected with a nylon mesh, combining architectural elements of the Sydney Opera House with the visual appeal of a plastic bag stuck on a barbed wire fence. The other area had a low electrified fence. The…

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Back in the game!

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 9:53 6 Comments

This blog post actually started as a private message to Lissa about raspberries, but as I waffled on I thought I should share it with the world.

Should Williamette raspberries be losing their leaves? I have one cane that appears to be dying in a rather tragic-looking manner, and others that are green and cheerful. I'm not used to deciduous plants, so I can't really tell the difference between dying and preparing for winter.…

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The grand plan - grafting grumichama (Eugenia brasiliensis) onto Surinam cherry (Eugenia uniflora)

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 11:57 3 Comments

Gardening in a rental property presents particular challenges. I'm fortunate to have three clearly defined garden beds in which I can do whatever I like. For the last  couple of years I've mostly grown veges, but now I'm moving into the wonderful world of fruit growing as well. I've dedicated one of my garden beds to paw paw and citrus, two fruit trees that produce within a very short time frame. The rest of the yard is basically just lawn, so there are limits on what I can do. The landlord…

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At 19:23 on October 9, 2014, CHERYL SLAPP said…

Thanks Rob, Happy to come for a drive for the yellow dragon fruit cutting can you let me know when is the best day and time for you - I work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays so any other time is OK for me.

At 21:31 on January 19, 2013, Lissa said…

I was out trying to save my Dwf Avo and chocos this evening with a good drink, too late for those poor Tamarillos, and it actually started to spit. Just enough that I could feel these tiny pinpricks of water on my skin. Do you know of any good long range weather forecasters?

At 21:08 on January 19, 2013, Lissa said…

Hi Rob :)

Tis the way of the hot weather.

Pots are probably the safer option to get them going in this terrible heat. You can put pots in a dish of water when you go away also.

At 8:02 on January 13, 2013, Lissa said…

Hi Rob and welcome. Glad you found your way here ok.

My online name is.....Lissa :) No surprises in this group. I'll send you a "friend request".

Have a look at the Garden Visit group if you would like to check out other peoples gardens each month. All very casual but you need to be part of the group to receive the emails with addresses.

There's lots of great groups covering all sorts of topics you might be interested in along with blogs etc.

At 23:01 on January 10, 2013, Scarlett said…

welcome Rob :)

Scarlett

 
 
 

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