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Ross Carter commented on Ross Carter's blog post Grafted Dwarf Avocado trees
"Thanks Doug, your a legend.   Cheers,"
Sep 7
Doug Hanning commented on Ross Carter's blog post Grafted Dwarf Avocado trees
"Yeah cut them off.  The rootstock is probably reed avo that is grown from seed, these shoots use energy that you want going into the grafted tree as that will be from a mature tree that will fruit earlier."
Sep 1
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Grafted Dwarf Avocado trees

I have 2 grafted avo trees in large pots, there is shoots sprouting below  where they were grafted, do I pull those shoots off or just leave them alone, I vaguely remember the bloke at the nursery saying to pull them off to stop them from growing to big.  Any advice.See More
Sep 1
Doug Hanning commented on Ross Carter's blog post Cherry Tree
"Sophie - the grumichama needs lots of water to flower. When it rains I then water them dor a week or so to induce flowering. I really like this fruit."
Aug 20
Sophie commented on Ross Carter's blog post Cherry Tree
"Thanks Lily, will be interested to hear how it goes! My grumi's haven't fruited yet either... they've been there a while!"
Aug 20
Lily commented on Ross Carter's blog post Cherry Tree
"I splurged on this low-chill cherry tree in the Daleys bare root catalogue this year.  It wasn't cheap and I know it may well not fruit here as Daleys lists it as requiring 400 chill hours and Brisbane officially gets 300, but I have put…"
Aug 19
Christa commented on Ross Carter's blog post Pinkerton Dwarf Avo tree
"Good info on reading avo leaves Doug.  Ross - I find avo's can be a bit fussy  I have lost a few trees. At the moment I have a Wurtz dwarf, a hass and a Lamb Hass.  The Lamb Hass is doing best at this stage and has fruited but it…"
Aug 18
Doug Hanning commented on Ross Carter's blog post Pinkerton Dwarf Avo tree
"Avocado trees are the hardest trees to understand. I found this a while ago when looking at mine.  Reading avocado leaves - Greg Alder's Yard Posts: Food Gardening in Southern Californiahttp://gregalder.com/yardposts/reading-avocado-leaves/"
Aug 17
Ross Carter posted a blog post

Pinkerton Dwarf Avo tree

Hi there,Everyone has been so helpful in my other posts, I am after help again, my Pinkerton dwarf avo tree, there is something going on with the leaves. I have attached 2 photo's just wondering if I am over watering it or is there another problem or is this normal at this time of year.…See More
Aug 17
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Aug 17
Sophie commented on Ross Carter's blog post Cherry Tree
"Some of our friends said there was a TROPICAL cherry tree that had lots of fruit in Maleny.. a little colder than Bris but if you chance upon a plant, made worth a shot?"
Aug 17
Doug Hanning commented on Ross Carter's blog post Cherry Tree
"Hey Ross, I know a guy with a few cherry trees out past willowbank that gets a reasonable number of frosts and has never had fruit. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Like Christa said there are a few subtropical alternatives, another is grumichama…"
Aug 16
Christa commented on Ross Carter's blog post Cherry Tree
"Ross, I have had no luck with cherry trees (Prunus).  But there are alternatives such as "Cherry of the Rio Grand", Acerola Cherry, Capulin Cherry and even brazilian cherry.  The last one is less cherry like.   Other…"
Aug 16
Ross Carter posted a blog post

Cherry Tree

Hi  all,Just wondering if Brisbane South  is a good enough location to grow a cherry tree, will it be cold enough for it to get plenty of fruit, just wondering if anyone have any success.cheers See More
Aug 16
Christa commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Nectarine Tree
"Usually after pretty dark pink flowers have pollinated. We cover ours when the fruit is about the size of a pea.  There are quit a few more flowers this year."
Aug 6
Barbara Tealby commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Nectarine Tree
"I find it's a bit of a lottery, to allow enough time for the flowers to get pollinated, but before the fruit is of a size where fruit fly is a danger. I put my net over my tropical peach this afternoon - a goodly number of fruit have appeared,…"
Aug 5

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Grafted Dwarf Avocado trees

Posted on September 1, 2020 at 16:58 2 Comments

I have 2 grafted avo trees in large pots, there is shoots sprouting below  where they were grafted, do I pull those shoots off or just leave them alone, I vaguely remember the bloke at the nursery saying to pull them off to stop them from growing to big.  Any advice.

Pinkerton Dwarf Avo tree

Posted on August 17, 2020 at 16:07 2 Comments

Hi there,

Everyone has been so helpful in my other posts, I am after help again, my Pinkerton dwarf avo tree, there is something going on with the leaves. I have attached 2 photo's just wondering if I am over watering it or is there another problem or is this normal at this time of year.…

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Cherry Tree

Posted on August 16, 2020 at 12:01 6 Comments

Hi  all,

Just wondering if Brisbane South  is a good enough location to grow a cherry tree, will it be cold enough for it to get plenty of fruit, just wondering if anyone have any success.

cheers 

Dwarf Nectarine Tree

Posted on August 5, 2020 at 16:02 2 Comments

Hi there,  

When is a good time to place netting over my nectarine tree to stop those pesky fruit flies from destroying the fruit.

cheers,

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At 12:21 on July 11, 2020, Andrew Cumberland said…

Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of these is the GARDEN VISITS, 2019 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more. The GV's are usually held once a month. At the GV's we share cuttings, plants, produce, seeds, knowledge as well as a good chat and a lovely Homemade Morning Teas. 

We have many subjects of interest, if you have any questions I am sure we would have a member or site available to answer that question. If you feel you are particularly adept in a field you may like to add a new Group to our List or perhaps do a talk or demonstration at one of our GV. If a yes for the GV you might like to friend me and we can see what we can do. We are always looking for new ideas.

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