I hope this gives us a greater ability to discuss our gardens. In answer to the question on the wall about tress. We grow apples, quinces, cherrys, medlars, mulberry, and peaches. However the best broduction comes from the medlars, quinces and cherries. We are in a constant battle to beat the birds also we have a problem with late frosts, birds and strong winds stopping the buds from setting. Our best fruit production to date has been from berries such as raspberry, blackberry, boysenberry, currants and strawberries. We do have blueberry in but I suspect that the soil is not acid enough and again birds are a problem. Also up to this year keeping water up to the garden due to our position, side of a hill, has been an issue.
In the vegie garden I have cabbage Chinese cabbage and Brussels. Garlic onions beetroot and raddish, and snow peas and spinach in another bed.
Over the next few days I will be weeding mulching and preparing the garden for the fruit trees.
I moved here from Auckland a few years ago and having to adapt to a different climate. Mostly the severe frosts. The house we bought has a massive, 15 metre high walnut tree which unfortunatley has a blight and some years we get no nuts.
I planted bare rooted trees three winters ago, a golden queen peach, morepark (?) apricot and a mulberry. More recently a two variety plum. This year we got reasonable crops of all except the plum. The apricot is growing well, but all the fruit is ripe on the same day while the peach has a few fruit ready each day. Mulberry is slower growing but it is such an attractive tree.
We planted berries vines all along the boundary fense, I think another year before I have more berries than we can eat.
Now the back garden is full of trees I next plan to plant in the front garden - digging required first !