January 8, 2016 at 8:41 pm #538305
yes me too here, just too small a yard now – if it was just me I wouldn’t be so concerned, but I have dogs, they aren’t snake catchers, but I still don’t want them hurt
they don’t usually go after them, – well they didn’t at the previous place – but anything can happenJanuary 8, 2016 at 9:22 pm #538306ballamaraKeymaster
Interesting comment re pumpkins and snakes, I never thought of that.I will re think where to plant then next year well away from the house as I have a Labrador who would think nothing about trying to play with them as she does the stumpy tails I worry they will bite her one day.Do you think dog’s bane or midgen would grow down here?January 8, 2016 at 9:29 pm #538307
dogs bane is frost tender apparently, check Gardenate Ballamara, – or google daleys fruit trees, they’ll have info on it
midgen is subtropical if that helpsJanuary 8, 2016 at 11:17 pm #538308
I grew dogs bane in Melbourne
Midgen is a plant the council uses up here as informal hedge landscaping,sugests its tough but might be more sub tropicsJanuary 8, 2016 at 11:29 pm #538309
I also have some lomandra one the down ward edges of my gabians (loose rock wall boomerangs to hold dirt below fruit trees on a slope) to catch water and look good and flower and they are also bush tucker.January 9, 2016 at 12:28 am #538310
the winters have changed considerably since I moved here 20yrs ago, but we still get some doozy frosts snags,
although I might have a bit more coverage now for the next winter, last time we got down to -5 but have been known to bo down to -8 – grass temp even lower
but I will keep it in mindJanuary 9, 2016 at 10:49 pm #538311
I try and grow lots of calendulas, nasturtiums, alyssum and cosmos daisies unfortunately the lack of moisture and topsoil doesnt help me be very successful at it.
Allowing dill ,fennel coriander, angelica , queen annnes lace all to flower in your under stories is a good way to get the good bugs in.
Heres a whole list of good ones
http://permaculturenews.org/2014/10/04/plants-attract-beneficial-insects/January 10, 2016 at 12:06 am #538312
yes, got heaps of good bug mix growing here, from Green harvest, and I can’t find my nasturtiums, think I might have put them in with the good bug mix
have some dill that needs planting out, not sure about putting the fennel out?? nothing else likes it lolJanuary 10, 2016 at 12:07 am #538313
I have joined that forum snags, but I put my proper name in and can’t find where to edit and put username in??
have contacted them about it and waiting to hear backJanuary 14, 2016 at 10:07 am #538314wilkinMember
Hi guys looking to buy some grape vines please help thanksJanuary 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm #538315
try online, or your local nursery, – or if you have a good market, try there
you’re in WA so there is no point linking you to anything over here,
but you should be able to find some no problemsJanuary 14, 2016 at 8:49 pm #538316ballamaraKeymaster
If you have a neighbour or friend who has grape vines they grow well from cuttings.January 14, 2016 at 9:46 pm #538317
I ordered some vines from a nursery but had to cancel as they were coming the week I left to go away for months.
Still trying to get some they wont answer or return messages.
I will give it a go after the wet season.
Best time to get them is when they dont have their leaves.January 15, 2016 at 3:04 am #538318
Heres some bio accumulators you should try and incorporate some in your guild
I was going to add bitter melon to my list of climbers and bio-accumulaters tooJanuary 15, 2016 at 4:58 am #538319
have bookmarked the link – thanks snags
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