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February 2020 Blog Posts (9)

Quail munching on moringa

Quail have doubled size in a week and discovered they like moringa! Thats a win as it might save a little fees.

Added by Doug Hanning on February 23, 2020 at 16:13 — 6 Comments

Solved the problem of not being able to add photos’s - maybe I’ll blog more often



Hi guys, I went to Valerie’s garden visit today and boy I’m glad I did cause Andy was there and we finally worked out the problem of not being able to add photos from my phone.  The trick is DO NOT use the “add photos by mobile phone or email button”. Just treat your phone like a computer and select the files using “browse my computer”.  

So here are some…

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Added by Susan on February 23, 2020 at 12:30 — 8 Comments

Quail have arrived

  1. Had 60 two week old quail turn up today to join the chooks and ducks in the new vermin proof pen. 

Added by Doug Hanning on February 13, 2020 at 11:28 — 5 Comments

Am I a Lazy or a smart gardener?

My wife was talking to one of the ladies that come here Wednesdays.

She said to her, "Your husband is over weight. Is that why your garden is so overgrown and messy?'

While a bit rude, this crude perspective  rules the neatness obsessed.

My garden is overgrown because I want it that way. What…

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Added by Dave Riley on February 12, 2020 at 5:00 — 5 Comments

How things can change in a few years

Made it to my first GV on the weekend, thanks all for being so welcoming.

Two and a half years ago I joined BLF and I was just looking back at some old pictures, wow how things have changed.  Last year till now I picked phalsa, blueberries,grumichamas,black jabotacabas,black sapote,acerola,guavas,peanutbutter fruit,mangos, lychees,longans, wampies,papaya, red and black mulberries, starfruit,miracle fruit,figs,dwarf amberrellas,ice cream beans, yellow jabotacabas, muscadines,…

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Added by Doug Hanning on February 11, 2020 at 17:12 — 20 Comments

The Rain - What is everyone planting now.

Hasn't this rain been wonderful. It has made a tremendous difference to our place. Where all the Grass had died we now have Green & everything else has come back from being drought stressed. My Figs are so happy we even have babies on one tree for the first time.

I have been very quiet on the Blog front, almost 2 years quiet, due to not wanting and not being allowed (OT Rules) in the Veg Patch until my garden path had been replaced (due to bulging tree roots), and I have been…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on February 11, 2020 at 9:30 — No Comments

Wanted Grafting, Air-layering, Marcotting, Pegging Enthusiast - For GV's

Would there be any of our members who are Grafting, Air-layering, Marcotting, Pegging Enthusiast (with good sound knowledge) - Available for talks at our Garden Visits.

If not a member with knowledge perhaps you know someone who does or has worked in the industry and who would be willing to come along to one of our Garden Visits. They will be well remunerated with a Good Spread for Morning Tea.

Added by Dianne Caswell on February 10, 2020 at 13:50 — 3 Comments

Jerusalem artichokes

 Hi everyone,

I am wondering if anyone knows where I may be able to get some Jerusalem artichoke tubers to plant.  They are a great vegetable but I have not found any around.

Thank you

Added by Vivienne Hallman on February 2, 2020 at 12:08 — 5 Comments

WEEDS AS COVER CROPS --

I have long been a mulch junkie such that my garden has been built with lawn clippings. It is now a rich loam chock full of life. It is spongy and worm dense.

Hypothetically any weed 'problem' was simply blanketed with more mulch.

But with the recent drought conditions my working template fell apart. I was now overhead watering and my mulch supply -- via the 'Mower Men' of my acquaintance --dropped off to nothing.

Then the …

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Added by Dave Riley on February 2, 2020 at 1:00 — 6 Comments

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