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Re: Showing you my patch 2 years 7 months ago #322563

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The strawberry plant with lint from the clothes dryer to deter slugs/snails
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Re: Showing you my patch 2 years 7 months ago #322564

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I'm still not having 100% luck with posting pics tonight but I'll slog on something might get through.

This week we had some new visitors to our place a pair of swallows. and they decided to build and here is the end result,newly fitted out with pigeon feathers from the paddock.

There was a bit of ownership issues with a sparrow bringing his lady friend around trying to move in but I gave them what for and they havent been back.

Too bad they've built right near the front door so they get disturbed a bit but I'm sure they'll settle down once they realise we arent going to bother them.
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Re: Showing you my patch 2 years 7 months ago #322565

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Re: Showing you my patch 2 years 6 months ago #324590

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Well I've been away for a week and plenty of things have happened in the veg patch.

The cabages have just gone to seed :angry: I picked one the other day and there was no heart in it just the seed stalk waiting to grow thru. :pinch:

Picked another cabbage today and the same thing as the first, :angry: so I'm a bit disappointed with my cabbages,they werre sugarloafs.I normally grow the round ones so I'll stick to those next time.

The only one gaining from the cabbages are the bunnies. :(

I missed the pear tree in flower :pinch: so that will ahve to wait till next year now.

I've had a disappointing crop with the brussels sprouts also, they havent formed very well at all,and the bunnies got those as well.

The spinach,carrots and peas are going great I'm getting good harvests from those.

The garlic looks like it is producing flower stalks,just hope I get a good crop from them.

We have to empty a water tank today cause the stopper wasnt put in properly when it was set up and it's full as so we'll drain it into an empty one then drain it again into the one we emptied for the fish pond.

The sheep were shorn yesterday,they were so happy for the hair cut they behaved very well ,the fire breaks have just been done and the sheep can go in the front paddock soon.
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Re: Showing you my patch 2 years 6 months ago #324597

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:wave: Kaz, Your Winter garden sounds like mine, most things just going to seed, Im not going to bother much next year with it, think Ill stick to Spring/Summer gardening. How did the lint go around the Strawb plant?? I keep forgetting to try it and just chuck the lint into the compost heap. How ironic, I was just out showing some friends around the garden when I spotted the first flowers on my Pear tree, first time in 3 years since I planted it. :tup: I'll take a pic so you can see mine instead :P
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Re: Showing you my patch 2 years 6 months ago #324600

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Love the fridge gardens Karyn, the only other place I have seen that is at the Mt Barnett Roadhouse, on the Gibb River Rd in the Kimberley, WA. When I was a kid, a fridge, with the back taken out of it was our mailbox. Also bread was delivered into it, us kids would sometimes eat the best of the hightop bread on the way back to the house, after being dropped off by the school bus. Hehe.
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Re: Showing you my patch 2 years 6 months ago #324781

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BL , the lint around the strawberries is only effective if- it's not too windy as it gets blown around,plus when it gets wet doesnt do much.

Although when it dries out it's back to normal.
Bit of a mixed bag really,I only had access to small flimsy pieces.

Sorry I couldn't reply before now as I couldnt post any replies but all seems to be fixed.

Thanks krisb the fridges work well as gardens .
I'd be eating the fresh bread too yumm
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Re: Showing you my patch 2 years 6 months ago #325552

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OMG you wouldnt believe it krisb,but coming home from Batemans bay on a work holiday I saw an ancient fridge out front of someones property.

I thought immediately of your fridge,this on still had the door on but it may have been open in the back.
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Have some serious work to do in this garden.I'm going to lay wet paper or cardboard depending on the weeds and cover with horse poo. this is the before shot.
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The after shot,the rest will get done when the 4 o"clock plant comes up and finishes flowering.
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This is the other garden in need of an extreme makeover.

I havent decided what to do with which is slowing me down.
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One of 2 roses this bush has put out so far.

It was here when we moved in and the rose garden gas frown around it.

The perfume is divine.(If you dont get hayfever that is)
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Some Iris in flower, these are my favourites,I love the varifated colour.

I have a black one that is still a baby so hope to see flowers in it next year.
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No these are the iris

DUH must have clicked the wrong pic.

The other was the diosma in flower also a hayfever hazard but pretty.
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The rock rose.I love it
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