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Memories are made of fruit trees

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Memories are made of fruit trees

Time: August 14, 2016 from 9am to 3pm
Location: Linda Brennan's garden
City/Town: Capalaba
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Phone: (07) 32063676 0416 157 470
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Linda Brennan
Latest Activity: Aug 11, 2016

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Event Description

Fabulous fruit.

Choosing, planting & pruning all sorts of fruit trees

While vegies and flowers are constant work, fruit trees in a garden can be so bountiful, yet for the amazing returns, they involve very little effort.

I recall as a child, our heavily pruned, rotund Eureka lemon tree in Gippsland, producing mountains of thick skinned fruit for many months each year.
Dad would take a bucket of fruit into mum who would convert them into lemon delicious pudding, lemon curd, lemon meringue pie, (which I would scrape the meringue off and eat only the custardy filling), lemonade and her famous lemon slices. Ooh that was good that slice!

I didn’t go for the lemon sago mum so loved, but I did make it for her once again in those last few months before she died. Ah the look of delight on her face.

If you have wonderful memories of fruiting trees, but need some help to create your own thriving trees, this weekend, on Sunday 14 August, I’d like to invite you to join in the class that focuses just on fruit trees. It’s called Fabulous Fruit.

At this full day class we will cover everything about them from the soil, choosing the right type of fruiting tree for your garden, whether it’s citrus, stone fruit or tropical varieties.

We’ll look at when and how to fertilise, pest and disease control and pruning, right through to the harvest.

The class which runs from 9-3pm also includes a wonderful lunch and morning tea.
To celebrate the EKKA, I’m including an Ecobotanica ‘showbag’ of surprises to give each participant a head start with healthy fruit trees.
The price for this day of fruitful goodness is $120. The price of just a couple of fruit trees.

So come on, make your booking by emailing me.

There’s not long to go before Sunday, so click here to book your spot.

For all the classes on offer until November at Ecobotanica, click here.

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