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Anyone tried Chilean guava ugni Molinae or raspberry)

Started this discussion. Last reply by angela holmes Jul 5. 4 Replies

I have been thinking about growing this one for a while and have decided to give it a go but the plants seem as rare as hens teeth. Anyone had any experience with growing it? Continue

Keriberry

Started this discussion. Last reply by angela holmes Jun 28. 6 Replies

Has anyone tried growing keriberry? I have one that I am about to move into a concrete enclosed bed. Does it grow into a big suckering monster or does it have more of a clumping habit? And has anyone…Continue

Strawberry varieties

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 5. 5 Replies

Hi. I am looking to start afresh with my strawberry patch. Any opinions on strawberry varieties for brisbane?  I want something productive and not to prone to diseases. Anyone tried Juliet or Alinta?…Continue

Kiwifruit or kiwiberry?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 4. 2 Replies

Anyone grown a kiwifruit or kiwiberry? Daley's tell me their sweetie kiwifruit would be perfect for our climate here in Brisbane which is great,  and my family love kiwifruit. But the fencing i have…Continue

 

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angela holmes commented on Susan's blog post August update
"Hey Susan,  amazing work!  How is your keriberry going? "
Aug 19
Elaine de Saxe favorited angela holmes's discussion Anyone tried Chilean guava ugni Molinae or raspberry)
Jul 5
angela holmes replied to angela holmes's discussion Anyone tried Chilean guava ugni Molinae or raspberry)
"Congratulations Susan that is AWESOME!  I am very jealous. They look so beautifully healthy and such a pretty pink.  I hope you get fruit soon.... Please let me know what it tastes like. I am also very jealous of your peanut butter…"
Jul 5
Susan replied to angela holmes's discussion Anyone tried Chilean guava ugni Molinae or raspberry)
"Mine is clay soil so yours should do fine in a lighter mix.  I also read about the sun issue.  I had mine (both in the pot and in the ground) where they would get morning sun only and in the pot they thrived.  By the way, check out…"
Jul 5
angela holmes replied to angela holmes's discussion Anyone tried Chilean guava ugni Molinae or raspberry)
"Oh no!  Do you have clay soil?  I have picked out a spot for it in the same bed as a peach tree and guava tree which are doing well. That spot has a loamy soil. I have read alot of people who say theirs died due to being too exposed to…"
Jul 5
Susan replied to angela holmes's discussion Anyone tried Chilean guava ugni Molinae or raspberry)
"Hi Angela, I did try growing it - It did fine for me in a self watering pot for about 6 months.  Then I moved it to the ground -> DIED.  Tried again straight into the ground -> died again.  So I think it is fussy about soil -…"
Jul 5
angela holmes posted a discussion

Anyone tried Chilean guava ugni Molinae or raspberry)

I have been thinking about growing this one for a while and have decided to give it a go but the plants seem as rare as hens teeth. Anyone had any experience with growing it? See More
Jul 5
angela holmes replied to angela holmes's discussion Keriberry
"Daley's says it tastes like something between a raspberry and a blackberry and that it has been cultivated commercially in New Zealand. It can get weedy.  If I had known that thornless blackberry does OK here I would have got that instead,…"
Jun 28
angela holmes replied to angela holmes's discussion Keriberry
"Was the atherton that died the one in a half barrel you mentioned in a previous post? Is the fruit good for fresh eating?  How big is your keriberry?  My atherton is still only tiny but you are welcome to some cuttings when it gets bigger.…"
Jun 28
Dave Riley replied to angela holmes's discussion Keriberry
"I grew up among blackberries and would go picking every season they ripened.Even fell into a blackberry bush once and had to lay there until I was cut out. Around Daylesford the local alcoholics used to  work as 'blackberry bashers',…"
Jun 28
Susan replied to angela holmes's discussion Keriberry
"I grew the Atherton years ago when I first started gardening and I loved it but that grew wild and I ended up getting rid of it.  Many regrets led me to get a new one but I didn’t have it in a good position (too much shade near bamboo) so…"
Jun 28
angela holmes replied to angela holmes's discussion Keriberry
"You're amazing Susan, is there anything you haven't tried, and all in a suburban yard! The tag on Daley's website says it takes 18 months to fruit. Sorry don't understand the second last sentence. Did you mean to say it…"
Jun 27
Susan replied to angela holmes's discussion Keriberry
"Hi Angela, I’ve started to grow it, been in the ground about 1 year. No fruit yet and doesn’t seem hatbwild. But I wouldn’t go on my experience, I could have a dud "
Jun 27
Elaine de Saxe favorited angela holmes's discussion Keriberry
Jun 27
angela holmes posted a discussion

Keriberry

Has anyone tried growing keriberry? I have one that I am about to move into a concrete enclosed bed. Does it grow into a big suckering monster or does it have more of a clumping habit? And has anyone tried the fruit?See More
Jun 27
Elaine de Saxe replied to angela holmes's discussion Strawberry varieties
"A snail welcome-mat :-\ Trialling the copper tape to see what happens (or preferably, does not happen). The small exotic snail is agile and voracious and got more of last year's Strawberries than we did."
May 5

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About me:
Marrived mum of 2, obsessed with fruit and veg growing. I want to grow most of my family's food with minimal effort. Especiaaly interested in little treats I can grow so the kids can go out and pick something for a snack.
I am interested in:
All edibles, especially rare fruits.
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Information, Plants and Produce, Garden Materials
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At 14:21 on October 13, 2016, Dianne Caswell said…

Hi Angela, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF), Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS, 2016 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here. We actually have a Garden Visit on this week end if you would like to come. 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.

You may like to go into your page and change the Pea Leaf Avatar for one of your own, it makes it a little more personal and as soon as we see your own Avatar we know who it is. Please enjoy BLF.

At 14:18 on October 13, 2016, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to the site Angela. I love the idea of kids being able to be able to wander out and enjoy a fresh, tasty and healthy snack.

 
 
 

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