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Re: Gardening

Postby greggerypeccary » 21 Jun 2019, 07:10

Remember that TV show Burke's Backyard, with Don Burke?

He used to pronounce pergola as PERgola, instead of perGOLa.

Whatever happened to him - did he get in trouble for harassing his staff or something?

I remember hearing something in the news a few years ago.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Jun 2019, 17:45

Never watched it, watched gardening on the ABC back then. No idea, no interest in what happened to Burke.

Been out and about talking to people, have somewhat changed my ideas. Also saw a nice large metal finial, off a tram barn, be perfect. For when I get back from Tassie.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 27 Jun 2019, 13:43

Don’t plant wisteria!

http://decorno.blogspot.com/2008/05/wisteria-lovely-menace.html

Jasmine is OK. fine wif daT.
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Re: Gardening

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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 29 Jul 2019, 11:25

Found two brilliant gardening books on the weekend—$4.00 each! Then today, out to Westfield Marion and Mum wanted to visit the op shop across the road from it. Found three books on growing roses, $7.50 the lot! $11.50 well spent!
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 03 Aug 2019, 23:29

Found a great plant nursery. Two old fashioned fragrant climbing roses, will have a range of clematis early Sep and they have yellow and white jasmine etc.

Piere de Ronsard rose:
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 03 Aug 2019, 23:30

Kiss me Kate rose:
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Aug 2019, 15:51

The roses only grow about 3m, so do most clematis. I have three 3metre posts left over from April. Two of those planted 3 metres apart with wires every half metre between them, plant 3 roses (two kiss me Kates at the outside and maybe a white or yellow rose in the middle situated a metre or metre and a half (a metre is roughly 3.25') from the end of the big pergola will give a nice privacy screen and something nice to look at. In front of that will have three 1m deep holes drilled and filled with cement: on top of those I can put a nice ($800 say) bit of garden statuary there and a HUGE fucking plant pot (say 1.5m/5' tall pot) and maybe a fountain.

Fountain gets water from a pond at the far side of the pergola, runs from the fountain into a sink then from there into a wide PVC pipe which runs into a buried sink a bit over halfway the length of the big pergola where another pump pumps it up into a “waterfall” which is drained by a “stream” that runs into the pond. No idea if this is doable, might have a disappearing fountain endlessly recirculating the same water and a waterfall and stream closer to the pond. Don’t really care to be honest. Want some water under the pergola, maybe a pond under and in front of the gazebo/summer house that also goes under the pergola—a tunnel effect. And native fish. Fuck goldfish, carp are rubbish fish!

Want part of the pond really deep for the sake of the fish, closer to 90cm/3' than 2' because fish tend to hibernate in winter (if not quite hibernate something similar.) OK having a “stream” and a “waterfall” but in a sunny part of the pond out of any current or splashing from a fountain or “waterfall” you want waterlillies for a display and shade and hiding place for the fish.

On the top of the pergola white star jasmine will sprawl or maybe white one side yellow the other? While up the posts will climb gorgeous clematis, maybe some banksia rose? These only reach 3m high, perfect for my pergola.

So two sides of the backyard have pergolas. I fancy a third pergola opposite the smaller pergola later. This will become an “apple tunnel” which sounds to me like a bloody lovely thing!

In Hahndorf today (Captain Hahn carried a heap of German (Lutheran probably) refugees from Germany to Australia and stayed with them until they found a place to settle, they named the town after him, Hahn’s Village.) Look up the Pioneer Women’s Trail some time: the women in the settlement left at midnight loaded with produce, veges, fruit and eggs I guess, walked from Hanhdorf to Adelaide to sell the produce and buy supplies before setting off back to Hahndorf.

I takes me hat off to these ladies! Me and the dog have walked the Trail, in 6Km/4mile stretches, anyone that can do the trip in the dark, reaching the place the Hills meet the plain at like 3.00am, sit down and wash the feet in the stream coming out of the gully then walking all the way into Adelaide, sell the produce and buy supplies (no doubt tobacco for the men) and walk back, reaching Hahndorf at midnight (then get up at 4.00am no doubt to feed the chooks and slop the hogs etc etc—stamina!

Yeah, so, in Hahndorf today walked around a bit. Bought a nice leather belt that fits me and some nice mallee honey. Think I might go to Strathalbyn via Hahndorf once in a while, have breakfast there. LOTS of cafes, bakeries and restaurants!
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Aug 2019, 20:37

I think I can plant a fig tree, need to check up how invasive the roots are but the branches can be espaliered into a fan shape. Now, which variety. . .. :rofl
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