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    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    I have just been looking at all the old discussion topics to find the one on “books that I have read or am reading” but couldn’t seem to find it. Then I got to thinking to liven up ALS  discussions a bit how about all of us “old faithfuls”,not necessary in years, start a new topic or revive an old one that interests us? So I thought I would kick it of with books.

    #538487
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    I loved seeing peoples gardens, and what they had done,
    made me realise I had gone about mine totally the wrong way

    #538488
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    my garden has had a battering  🙁  what with the floods a few years back and last November having had 4 hail storms in the month
    books I don’t get to read many now
    I still make bags, do a bit of sewing and crochet not as much knitting now

    #538489
    MuklukMukluk
    Participant

    I would love to hear what people are growing that can’t be bought from a shop.  People often tend to have one or two amazing treasures that they found somewhere and have been growing it since.  Judy B’s triffid shallots are a perfect example of this.  Extremely hardy, massively productive, yet nothing similar is available for sale anywhere.

    #538490
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    I have kiwi berry and pepinos growing, have never seen those in the shops,
    a little fruit roadside shop is where I got my first taste of the choc pudding fruit, – all local stuff, not supermarket stuff bought in bulk
    also a friend is growing the (here we go??? lol) the jaboictcana?? lol never can get my head/tongue around that one – also have the seeds of those little mouse melons, but haven’t grown them yet, 
    also have cape gooseberries,
    brazilian cherry,
    strawberry guava
    and some bush tucker plants, like native grapes,sea celery, (like parsley kind of) midgen berry

    #538491
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    Judi still has some pea and bean seeds that are no longer available to buy

    #538492
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    I had some triffid shallots once got them from gringo a long time ago at a ALS get together at his place but alas they didn’t survive more than 18 months. 

    #538493
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    still got some from Judi 

    #538494
    Judi BJudi B
    Keymaster

    ballamarra how many triffids do you want? I just threw out a bucket full probably the only thing that didn’t get trashed in the hail…. I can spare a few hundred LOL
    Don’t know about other places but up here you don’t see for sale in shops ….arrowroot, cape gooseberries, tatsoi, figs, kumquat, mulberries and finger limes.

    #538495
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    Just a couple would be great JudiB thanks could you pm me the cost of postage and I will send you a padded prepaid post bag as I don’t have any thing to swap.

    #538496
    mum2twinsmum2twins
    Member

    I got a book for Christmas…..Must get back into reading.
    Glad I found my way back here

    #538497
    LollyLolly
    Keymaster

    Judi.. are your triffids still doing the rounds? How marvellous!! 

    #538498
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    lol how long’s it been now??

    #538499
    LollyLolly
    Keymaster

    So many years!! 😀

    #538500
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    yes lol

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