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I went to visit Lissa today to pick up my Midyim berry seedlings and got the grand tour around her garden. She told me on the phone she's a "bit of a newbie" but when I arrived, I saw raised beds, mature fruit trees,  and a whole lot of impressive plants :-)


Vanessa was also kind enough to give me some pots to re-use the other day.


They are both profoundly nice people :-) Thanks so much!



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Comment by Daniel on May 1, 2011 at 12:40
Thanks, Lissa, that's very kind of you! :-) I'm sure your postie is very happy! I'll certainly be getting a water tank as the very first thing when I get my own land. In my current house, there's already a 5000L tank, so no problems there!
Comment by Lissa on May 1, 2011 at 6:41

Oh goodness you're such a nice young man :) Give us hope for the future lol.

When I do the "tour" of the garden I'm beginning to feel like I'm just pointing out plants without much to back up why they're there or how they grow. I suppose time will take care of this as I get more experience growing the tropical veg suitable to our climate.

I did put the fruit trees in years back when I moved in here - the drought made life miserable for 7 of those years and I pretty much gave up trying to garden during that time. The rain is back! I have a water tank!! and it will not happen again!!!

What we do for our plants :S - I had to get my letterbox moved to an awkward (for me - not the posto) corner of the front fence so I could have my Midyims in the new bed created outside the front fence. Now have to empty the box from the outside as can't get at it from the inside, but my reward was a smiley face from the poor posto who freaked when I put the new bed in.

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