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April 2020 Blog Posts (7)

Dougs Virtual garden tour 26/4/20 Part 2

This wraps up the rest of the garden. Missed a few trees but hopefully folks get the gist of it. This is the the second part
https://youtu.be/EJSovCSChOs

Added by Doug Hanning on April 26, 2020 at 16:48 — 1 Comment

Dougs Virtual Garden Tour 26/4/20 Part 1

Ok what an effort. This is new to me so it is a little rough, took me ages to figure out how to put the videos back together as my gopro  will only do 5 minutes at 2.7K then splits them up. I have broken the tour into two parts and will upload the second part later and it takes ages. Made a youtube channel last year to put up some videos not realising the time it takes. 

Anyhow this is the first part …

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Added by Doug Hanning on April 26, 2020 at 13:46 — 21 Comments

TRAD taking over the world!!!

Well Susan I don't think the pumpkins are winning this war! What do you think? They have climbed onto the fence in places to try to escape, but my money is on the TRAD to catch up and smother them.…

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Added by Roger Clark on April 6, 2020 at 12:08 — 3 Comments

Beans wilting

Hi everyone, do you have tips for growing green beans? (Not madagascar etc) I have one climbing green beans and some bush beans and they were going great but now (both) have started wilting. Is it overwatering? Bug/Disease? I've never had enormous success with green beans but would love to get over this hump. Any advice kindly appreciated :)

Added by Sophie on April 6, 2020 at 8:18 — 4 Comments

Working on the garden while in isolation

Work while in isolation

Like everyone else on this planet we are currently in self enforced isolation. Thnak goodness we have a large garden to keep us busy. The rain that came a while back has produced incredible growth, mostly of grass and weeds. Unfortunately the rider mower is out of action and all the repair shops have a very long waiting list, so much patience is required, I can hand mow the areas close to the house but the rest of the 5 + acres will have to wait.…

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Added by Roger Clark on April 5, 2020 at 9:29 — 7 Comments

Chives and Spring Onions

As I've mentioned on occasion, I grow my own 'onions' -- my own Spring Onions./ Scallions/Green Onions.

You can imagine how many I can get through over any one year.

In the heat of Summer, harvest peters out and I need go out and buy bunches.While I have spring onions growing in my patch, I'm handicapped by the absence of accessible seedlings (due to there not being any in this Covid times )so I need to grow my own from seed.

Never that successful for my greenoid thumbs…

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Added by Dave Riley on April 4, 2020 at 23:00 — 5 Comments

Finally getting to stay home



Hi all,

well after a crazy couple of weeks, I get to stay home   We were planning to be off to Tangalooma this week for a holiday but obviously those plans got scratched.   Gardening is great therapy though so I’m not complaining.   Still going a bit extra on all my garden plantings and turning every available space into food production.  Last weekend, I…

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Added by Susan on April 4, 2020 at 14:10 — 5 Comments

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