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Lissa's Blog – August 2013 Archive (1)

Marcotting or Air Layering to produce new fruit trees

Joseph has been studying marcotting and visited my garden to practice on my mature fruit trees, his (Mums') still being a little small.

We found it tricky to source upright branches close enough to the ground to work on and ended up doing two marcots, one each on the Wampi and Soursop (see pics below).

Below is a description of marcotting from the Archives of the…

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Added by Lissa on August 25, 2013 at 12:00 — 23 Comments

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GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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