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Dianne Caswell's Blog – February 2015 Archive (3)

Nam doc Mai Mango...

Does anyone grow the Nam doc Mai variety of Vietnamese Mango? I am wanting to plant one but am unsure which variety of Vietnamese Mango to plant as I want to get an idea of how they grow in Brisbane. I want to plant one that will grow in a pot and that will bare with me keeping it to a reasonable height. I also want to grow the best disease resistant Mango. It is OK to ask a nursery about this but normally they have not grown them to maturity or in our region.

I an wanting the…


Added by Dianne Caswell on February 27, 2015 at 6:02 — 6 Comments


Well the rain has destroyed my Vegi Garden, the Butterfly Caterpillars have eaten all the new growth on my Fruit Trees, and what hasn't been eaten or battered by the rain and falling tree branches has grown like mad. So it is time to start the Vegi Garden over again and give the Fruit trees some attention when the little grubs have finished their consuming.

I guess if these are the only problems I have from all the heavy rain, I should be thankful. I am sorry to hear some of our…


Added by Dianne Caswell on February 25, 2015 at 6:40 — 2 Comments


Well, this year has seen in my gardens the most butterflies we have ever seen, in abundance. BUT what comes after the Flutterbys, Caterpillars I hear you say. By the hundreds I can tell you, especially on the Citrus. And what comes after the Caterpillars, well of course More Beautiful Butterflies I hear you say.

Well I cannot bring myself to remove them, after all it is selective pruning that they are doing, just saving me the job???????

Is anyone else experiencing…


Added by Dianne Caswell on February 14, 2015 at 17:47 — 20 Comments

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