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  • Annerley, Brisbane, Qld
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Cypress Hill pomegranate plants - cutting grown

Started Mar 8 0 Replies

Hi all,I have three "Cypress Hill" pomegranate plants to give away. I have really struggled to find information on the variety online, but that's what it was labelled at the (random) nursery I bought…Continue

Everbearing and summer/autumn harvest strawberries

Started Jan 6 0 Replies

Hi all,It's been a while since I posted on here, although I used to be quite active back in the day. It was a fair while ago, but recently enough that the jaboticaba plants that come from seeds Lissa…Continue

Fast screening/hedging plants

Started this discussion. Last reply by DARREN JAMES Jan 10, 2018. 15 Replies

Hi folks,I've been away from this site for ages, so I'm thrilled to see that it's still ticking along.I'm looking to create a temporary screen or hedge for a particular area of the garden. In the…Continue

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AGI pipe x 3 lengths

Started Jan 7, 2017 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

 

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Mar 13
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Cypress Hill pomegranate plants - cutting grown

Hi all,I have three "Cypress Hill" pomegranate plants to give away. I have really struggled to find information on the variety online, but that's what it was labelled at the (random) nursery I bought the first one at.I've picked my first fruit this year (after last year's crop of two fruit were eaten by possums or bats or rats), so I finally have a sense of what they are like. Unfortunately they're not really what I was looking for. The arils and juice are pink, whereas I like a really blood…See More
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Everbearing and summer/autumn harvest strawberries

Hi all,It's been a while since I posted on here, although I used to be quite active back in the day. It was a fair while ago, but recently enough that the jaboticaba plants that come from seeds Lissa gave me still haven't started producing fruit. (I feel like we could come up with a whole new way of measuring time based on our triumphs and travails in gardening in SEQ - eg. How long ago did I graduate from uni? Long enough for me to get right into growing yacon and then lose interest in…See More
Jan 6

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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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