After a couple of years offline I've come back :) There really is not much info around for gardening in Brisbane apart from you guys! Since those sad sorry seedlings I sun deprived in my unit, Ive had the luck to move to a house with a decent sized garden. Alas clay is the bane of my existence and despite all my best intentions (and pocketfuls of gold), Ive had only a few producing successes. My compost produced 11 deliciously sweet pumpkins (I think Jap), and a large leaf oregano that is really thriving. There were some rampant Tommy Toes but few now. Basil and parsley survived, though nearing the end and I have recently potted some cumquats (second attempts after the first one overexerted himself with an enormous amount of fruit and karked it). There is little shade in the yard and I am keen for some more (manageable) fruit trees. I've tried germinating all kinds of seeds (greens, flowers..) but have never seemed to have any luck both direct sow and in seedling trays... Is it the heat, ie soil too hot? What trees would you suggest for full sun clay?