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  • Thanks so much ma!!!

    That is exactly the info I needed! I’m glad to know I don’t have to prune it back hard, just remove the fruits/flowers. And good to know they have a shallow root system. Our soil is very rocky and hard to dig but I have done my best. And seasol is just magic, isn’t it?

    Cheers & thanks again,


  • replied to the topic Echidnas in the forum Pets and Native Animals 12 years ago


    One of my neighbors has a big stone dish of water out under her water tank and she keeps it filled. Its frequented by echidnas that love splashing about in it-maybe you could give that a try, especially if its a dry area. I’ve seen two in my backyard this past spring rummaging around for ants & worms but i have no water out for them. I love…[Read more]

  • Oh sorry…I’d forgotten I’d put my name down for 8 early on and I haven’t been following the thread. I’m really really sorry – i’m awfully forgetful these days. Do you still have some – I’m still really keen for a bunch of bales – up to 8 though that’ll be at least 3 trips in my subaru wagon (maybe more if i have to have my toddler along).

    Its…[Read more]

  • Well my dears, i did it. I made a beautiful spiced feral plum and granny smith apple clear jelly. I just used the strained feral plum “juice” which i’d stored in the fridge for a few days while we went camping, and boiled it up with a bunch of spices (ginger, star anise, cinnamon) and a chopped up whole lemon for good measure. i strained the lot…[Read more]

  • We had our first Tuscan zuchinni last night with mixed salad greens and a couple of very small radishes. Tonight we’ll be having some rhubarb and apple crumble (apple from the shops, sigh….).

    Good digging all,


  • Hi

    I would love to buy about 8 as well. Its too good a bargain to miss! i was actually going to post something about where to get cheap pea straw in Melbourne – we’re in North Warrandyte. So count me in if any are still available.


  • replied to the topic Purple Produce Challenge in the forum Vegetables 12 years, 2 months ago

    Oh dear all you lovely purple patch people! You’ve all been so great in responding and I haven’t had a chance to get back to you all. My little toddler has come down with chicken pox – covered in purple spots! (Well, red really, but in a certain light…) so I’ve been a little preoccupied. But you have all inspired me to go even more purple than I…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Purple Produce Challenge in the forum Vegetables 12 years, 2 months ago

    Omg…I forgot I planted plums too! Mariposa and satsuma as well as some already resident ferals – only the ferals will be cropping this year. And purple cauli is brilliant! I’ll be hunting that down.

    I need a name for my veg garden…purple haze??


  • replied to the topic Broody bantams in the forum Backyard livestock 12 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks Osakasuz – I never knew you could do that! I’ll bear that in mind for next time. I bet my little chookies would look even tinier when they are wet & bedraggled. Maybe its the humiliation as well as the temperature that gets them off being broody!:lol:

    And Roquen, I’d love some more belgians. I’m in North Warrandyte,(north eastern…[Read more]

  • Thats ok Red Dragon,

    My toddler will just have to wait until the next fabuolous cubby mansion comes up on the boards.

    Cheerio & i bet its going to make someone very very happy!


  • Hi

    I was wondering how much you were after for the cubby – it looks fabulous! Our toddler would absolutely love something like that. We’re in North Warrandyte – is that far from you?