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I'm a bit overdue for some imput to this website so i thought i'd keep you posted with my going ons. I built my daughter a play ground with has somewhat consumed most of my time lately. Not really anything to do with gardening but explains my absence! Those who attended my garden visit would possibly remember that whole area was filled with 10 cubic metres of dirt. Previous to that it was a slanted area filled with palm trees.

From this...

To This...

Onto the more interesting stuff...

Garlic! Small bulbs but a decent harvest. My previous attempt failed, may have picked too early last time.

Mulberries. Got a really early harvest, in fact its finished now as i picked the last berry a week ago. Got about a kg a week for about 6 weeks. Was away for a couple of weeks but the neighbors tucked into some and i had enough to make half a dozen jars of jam.

Was delish!

Was supposed to be slider buns but they ended up being about twice the size i wanted them to!

Bad picture but they're finger limes. Had heaps some fell victim to the August winds

Broad beans growing underneath the fig tree. I don't have any pictures but whilst the fig tree was leafless in winter a had a massive crop of snow peas that jumped the trellis and sprawled all over the tree. Measurements were taken and the snow peas had traveled close to 5 meters which was a pretty exciting observation. 

Baby Fig

Artichokes. Taking an eternity to grow but getting there...

Lissa gave me this dragon fruit cutting ages ago and it just sat there doing nothing. Just noticed a growth of the top which is well overdue!

Love this stuff but i find it hard to grow from seed. Only one bulb this year!

Found this on special at Bunnings. Perfect for catching Riberries.

Needs to be fixed to the container but i may have a good idea here!

And lastly my gigantor carrot!

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Comment by Valerie on November 4, 2013 at 20:44

Is it real grass in the play area.Looks really green! I am definitely getting a mulberry. Which variety have you got? Can it be grown from cutting. We have a few in the parks nearby which look like spontaneous weed but don't seem to produce much more than forage for all the schoolkids silkworms.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on October 19, 2013 at 19:04

Loving it mate. The playground looks great!

Comment by Craig Hogan on October 19, 2013 at 15:53
Yeah it is Florence fennel. I quite like it raw, finely sliced in salads. I just planted the raspberry canes!
Comment by Lissa on October 19, 2013 at 15:18

The planted technically labelled "stuff" is Fennel - perhaps Florence F. Beautiful casseroled with chicken.

Comment by Lissa on October 19, 2013 at 0:39

Great carrot! Fabulous kids play area! Very crafty way of harvesting the Riberries :)

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