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July 2015 Blog Posts (8)

GETTING DOWN AND GETTING DIRTY WITH MOUNDS

As escavations go, garden mounds are not the least bit photogenic. As soon as you say, 'show us your best side' -- the contour seems to flatten out or its bumpiness is drowned in greenery.

So these images are suggestive rather than scenery you could base a map on.

And they're messy.…

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Added by Dave Riley on July 22, 2015 at 12:00 — 5 Comments

The garden in July: insects, mounds and milk crates

The way it comes together!
There may not be the explosive growth of the warmer and wetter months but the plants that appreciate a…
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Added by Dave Riley on July 13, 2015 at 23:30 — 12 Comments

Growing fruit trees

Having just attended a very busy two days of the Qld Garden Expo in Nambour, I should share some of the things I learnt from talks attended there, before they disappear from the memory. Peter Young of Birdwood Nurseries related that most commercial growers of fruit trees are now restricting the height of their trees to around 3 metres. This done mainly because of WPHS issues for their pickers, all fruit can now be picked from the ground. The growers have pruned the trees so that they spread…

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Added by Roger Clark on July 13, 2015 at 10:00 — 9 Comments

Mid winter harvests

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Added by Susan on July 10, 2015 at 18:30 — 7 Comments

2015 WINTER – JUNE TO AUGUST

2015 WINTER – JUNE TO AUGUST

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22.06.15 backyard

22.06.15 backyard – peak growing period for veg is winter in Brisbane. Time for the brassicas of all kinds, lettuces, toms, carrots, beans, peas, potatoes and a few…

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Added by Lissa on July 5, 2015 at 7:00 — 9 Comments

Ph of coffee ground

Added by george s on July 4, 2015 at 12:13 — 3 Comments

Two recent indulgences: sand mining and milk crate gardening

I've mentioned it before  but I get a lot of fertility value out of mining my chook pen. I only have 2 chooks but the pen is large --occupying a shady dead area of the outback. All the veg house scraps and garden cuttings and weeds go over the fence and the chickens gobble everything up. They also get grain but chooks are eating machines. Pigs with feathers.

If I'm building new beds or topping up old ones --such as …

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Added by Dave Riley on July 3, 2015 at 2:00 — No Comments

Woo hoo the bare-rooted trees arrive!

The final part of our marathon fruit-tree-planting escapade.

12 x 200L bins plus some others made for a major exercise for we old boilers. Bit off a tad more than we could chew ... ;-\. Perhaps not 'we' since I did the buying and my partner Elaine came along for the ride. The wielder of the boot hopped in and did her share; without her help the job would still be happening.

Along with other BLFers, I ordered a double-graft Cherry tree and added a dwarf Peach and Nectarine, all…

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Added by Elaine de Saxe on July 2, 2015 at 16:00 — 7 Comments

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