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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 14 May 2016, 06:39

Yeah, nice to have some crispiness to the weather. Gets down to 10–12°C here every night now.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 14 May 2016, 06:48

13 on the veranda right now, a bit warmer. Young bloke will need it a bit warmer, he's going waterskiing today :bgrin
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 14 May 2016, 06:49

ahahahaha yeah don’t want 13°C water for that!
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 14 May 2016, 07:40

Otherwise they can just go ice skating :jump Ok, gotta take him down there, back later
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Re: Gardening

Postby Aussienan » 14 May 2016, 11:55

I'm minding my four year old grandaughter this afternoon hoping the weather is warm enough to take her for a walk she likes to fossick in the garden, sometimes I get a pot and we do up succulents in pots the seven year old even made her own little garden out the back we went to Bunnings and picked out plants.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Cherie » 14 May 2016, 12:34

HBS Guy wrote:Yeah, nice to have some crispiness to the weather. Gets down to 10–12°C here every night now.

isn't it beautiful?
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Re: Gardening

Postby Cherie » 14 May 2016, 12:35

Aussienan wrote:I'm minding my four year old grandaughter this afternoon hoping the weather is warm enough to take her for a walk she likes to fossick in the garden, sometimes I get a pot and we do up succulents in pots the seven year old even made her own little garden out the back we went to Bunnings and picked out plants.


What a lovely idea Aussienan-
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Re: Gardening

Postby Aussienan » 14 May 2016, 17:07

The kids love it A.G all their mothers cactus garden pots were made up with help from me.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Cherie » 14 May 2016, 19:16

Aussienan wrote:The kids love it A.G all their mothers cactus garden pots were made up with help from me.

You are a smart Lady Aussienan.. I presume we are talking pottery?
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Re: Gardening

Postby Aussienan » 14 May 2016, 22:06

Of cause A.G. what else would I be talking about?
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Re: Gardening

Postby Cherie » 15 May 2016, 01:11

Aussienan wrote:The kids love it A.G all their mothers cactus garden pots were made up with help from me.

I become slightly confused by wording sometimes- that's all
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 15 May 2016, 07:31

Certainly better than them vegetating in front of a video game screen. Mine spends a great deal of time doing that, although it's interactive online, they are actually talking and playing games with their friends. I'm glad he joined scouts, it gets him away from a computer on a regular basis and actually doing and learning some practical things in the outdoors.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Cherie » 15 May 2016, 11:23

I need to live in a place with more fertile soil- there is no nutrients in our soils at all-- and the money you spend building it up kind of outweighs the point of growing your own in a way
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 15 May 2016, 13:41

Move to Tassie AG!
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 19 May 2016, 06:51

Lime trees still loaded, though that will slow down now as the cool(er) season progresses. Actually, I'd better give them a drink, it's been a while since there was any rain.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 28 May 2016, 08:15

Well, since picking a heap of the limes and giving the tree a solid drink, it has burst into bloom again. Getting a bit later for more fruit but then we've been having early summer temperatures (in the low 30's) at the beginning of winter.

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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 29 May 2016, 08:40

Finally! Nice and crisp this morning, 12 degrees.

Have a bunch of lemons on that small Lisbon tree, looks like they are all going to ripen at once - another batch of Limonlimecello might be in order I think :jump Lemons and limes keep very well on the tree but still not forever. I've been zesting the limes to use in green curries and the like, wrapping them in cling film and freezing them, still good to juice when thawed out.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 04 Jun 2016, 09:15

Rain! It came thundering down in the early hours of the morning - three inches! :jump Damn good start to winter. Sun is coming out again now. Pond is full, all trees have received a good, deep watering and because the heat has gone, the water will last in the ground a lot longer. Nice! :jump
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 04 Jun 2016, 09:49

You are going to get a lot more rain from all reports! Even down here will get more this weekend.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 08 Jun 2016, 06:04

No, that was it. Sun was already out when I got up. But it was still a damn good drop. With the weather now much cooler, the moisture will be retained in the ground for much longer.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Jun 2016, 10:09

Been cold, wet and miserable down here. I got a bloody cold :sad Poor me! And nobody cares! {sob!}


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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 10 Jun 2016, 06:31

I'll send you down some Queensland sunshine, that should help you feel better :bgrin
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 10 Jun 2016, 06:35

Hmm, temps well above average again. Cool this morning but not cold. Mercury supposed to drop over the weekend though. Better check that Lisbon tree, it has a bunch of lemons on it and I saw one was yellowing - I can feel a batch of limocello coming on! :jump
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Jun 2016, 09:53

Limoncello, hmmmm!
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Jun 2016, 06:06

I think the cold is releasing its grip on me, not gone yet but on the way.

That is good, plenty to be done. Clean up the front, lift the irrigation houses and any surviving weedmats, spray with round up and leave till spring.

Do the same in the back except dig up the weeds, add small amount manure and lime and plant broadbeans in one patch, spuds in the other.
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