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Susan's Blog – April 2015 Archive (3)

Addictions

It's official - I suffer from an addiction.  I need to cut myself off from Daley's fruit nursery site.  I have just added to my growing fruit list

a) 10 x sugar baby and 10 x redlands joy strawberries

b) a red Muscadine grape (Noble) to match my green muscadine (adonis)

c) Keriberry to add to my raspberry collection (Heritage, bicentennial & atherton)

d) Walnut - Placentia.  Apparently low chill to fruit in subtropics.  This is on the "notify me" list.  This…

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Added by Susan on April 27, 2015 at 21:26 — 23 Comments

Updates on holiday projects

Well guys, I promised to keep you updated.  I am just about finished all my gardening "to do" chores and boy, is it a great feeling.  Lucky too, because for the remainder of the holidays, I am looking after my niece and 2 nephews (ranging from 1 - 6 years) and going from the state of my garden when Zack was younger, nothing is getting done while I have them. 

There are photo's of my curved garden and my labels up already, but just in case you missed them - here they…

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Added by Susan on April 14, 2015 at 21:30 — 5 Comments

Holiday Projects

Hi everyone.  This post is going to be added to as I go as I don't have many photo's yet as it's all "to do".  I am finally on holidays for the next two weeks and have been champing at the bit to get some projects underway in the garden.

Job 1: Finish the new curved garden bed and plant Souey Tung lychee, blueberries and chilean guava's. 

So far - this is what I've got:…

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Added by Susan on April 3, 2015 at 21:08 — 8 Comments

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GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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