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Made it to my first GV on the weekend, thanks all for being so welcoming.

Two and a half years ago I joined BLF and I was just looking back at some old pictures, wow how things have changed.  Last year till now I picked phalsa, blueberries,grumichamas,black jabotacabas,black sapote,acerola,guavas,peanutbutter fruit,mangos, lychees,longans, wampies,papaya, red and black mulberries, starfruit,miracle fruit,figs,dwarf amberrellas,ice cream beans, yellow jabotacabas, muscadines,madrono and various citrus. Do not think that fruit trees are all long term projects.This pic is of a dwarf green coco that is only about 3 years old and 3 m high.

Dianne I will check with the boss about a GV here.Happy for late April or May.

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Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on March 17, 2020 at 7:33

What a fantastic looking garden - I am really looking forward to visiting your GV.  So many fruit trees that I have never seen and some I have never heard of.  Can't wait.

Comment by Christa on February 16, 2020 at 22:18

What a garden!!!  I often wondered what an amberalla aka Hog plum, tasted like. Some say it can be a little sour. But you said you had some miracle berries growing, that should make them taste sweeter.  

A cashew tree, this proves that they do fruit in Brisbane area. Looking forward to your GV.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 12, 2020 at 20:16

Thanks so Much Doug. How about we make it Sunday 26th of April, long weekends are a bit tricky. I will put you into the calendar and into the EVENTS Section tomorrow. I am sure we will have a good roll up, your garden looks so interesting. I will send you an email through the site regarding a writ up for the EVENT page. Talk soon 

Comment by Doug Hanning on February 12, 2020 at 18:54

Dianne how does Sunday the 19th or Sunday the 26th of April sound for a GV. The 19th is last weekend of school hols and 26th is a long weekend. We could see what weekend would suit those that would be interested.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on February 12, 2020 at 13:03

That's an amazing looking yard mate!  

Comment by Sophie on February 12, 2020 at 9:21

looks great!!! well done!!!

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 11, 2020 at 19:26

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 11, 2020 at 19:22

Thanks for sharing Doug, You certainly have a Green Finger when it comes to Fruit Trees. Late April or 1st week in May would be best for me as I would hate to miss out on seeing your garden (I will be away most of May).

Comment by Doug Hanning on February 11, 2020 at 18:06

Acerola

Comment by Doug Hanning on February 11, 2020 at 18:00

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