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Gardening anyone? 12264

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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #240 on: November 07, 2016, 01:40:29 PM »
I love gardening :cheers: I have about a 50 by 50 or so veggie garden, 18 grapevines, 10 cherry trees, 4 pear trees, 12 apple trees, 8 peach trees, 8 blueberry bushes, 5 raspberry bushes, 2 thornless blackberry vines, a field of wild ones, some bush cherries and a strawberry pyramid :tu: 


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Sounds like a good start.

I'm fascinated by the Food Forrest concept, as well as Aquaponics, sustainable and self-sustained food producing systems.

I only had one opportunity at the housing provided by my previous job, in about 18 months I turned bare ground into a little garden that was basically a mix of strawberries, Gooseberries, several herbs and flowers.....all mixed up and wonderful.

I'm a frustrated tree planter, bonsai tickled that fancy for 10 years but I've given up, selling most of my collection and giving away what I can't sell.

We are experiencing a very severe drought, it is heart-breaking to see established trees dying all over town. 
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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #241 on: November 07, 2016, 01:53:25 PM »
Some of the back patio plants still producing, although the tomato plants in the 'city picker' planter look like weeds gone wild, and we've had to deal with a lot of tomato hornworms.  The 'freebie' packets of seeds found through reddit produced some nice looking wildflowers too.
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« Reply #242 on: February 12, 2017, 05:38:17 AM »
Pink candy stripe amaryllis.

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« Reply #243 on: February 12, 2017, 05:39:04 AM »
Red amaryllis.

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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #244 on: February 12, 2017, 09:10:30 AM »
Beautiful flowers Y!      :like:

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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #245 on: February 12, 2017, 04:08:12 PM »

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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #246 on: February 12, 2017, 05:45:51 PM »
Thanks!  Mother Nature did all the hard work.  :D

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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #247 on: February 13, 2017, 03:56:04 AM »
I love gardening :cheers: I have about a 50 by 50 or so veggie garden, 18 grapevines, 10 cherry trees, 4 pear trees, 12 apple trees, 8 peach trees, 8 blueberry bushes, 5 raspberry bushes, 2 thornless blackberry vines, a field of wild ones, some bush cherries and a strawberry pyramid :tu: 


 :salute:
Sounds like a good start.

I'm fascinated by the Food Forrest concept, as well as Aquaponics, sustainable and self-sustained food producing systems.

I only had one opportunity at the housing provided by my previous job, in about 18 months I turned bare ground into a little garden that was basically a mix of strawberries, Gooseberries, several herbs and flowers.....all mixed up and wonderful.

I'm a frustrated tree planter, bonsai tickled that fancy for 10 years but I've given up, selling most of my collection and giving away what I can't sell.

We are experiencing a very severe drought, it is heart-breaking to see established trees dying all over town.

Just now reading this one and seeing about he drought :-\ I hope that you have had some rain since this :tu: It is almost Spring here and I just set out 4 black walnut trees and some more apples (the walnuts are far away from everything as I have read that they can be poisonous to apple trees and the like :ahhh )

Can't wait to break ground again this year and get to planting again :dd: I had potatoes in the ground in about 2 weeks this time last year :o :D

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« Reply #248 on: March 15, 2017, 09:43:17 PM »
Did some digging and weeding at the allotment today and unearthed something that most UK gardeners will be familiar with. For those not in the UK, have a guess what they are:
WP_20170315_013 by magpie2112, on Flickr

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« Reply #249 on: March 16, 2017, 01:56:47 AM »
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... ???

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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #250 on: March 16, 2017, 02:09:53 AM »

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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #251 on: March 16, 2017, 02:41:20 AM »
The extent of gardening for me is mowing the lawn  :whistle:. I will also lay out the bags of mulch and pull weeds but thats about it. Mrs. TJ has the better green thumb so I let her go nuts with arranging all the plants and stuff  :whistle:

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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #252 on: March 16, 2017, 09:13:00 AM »
What are they?  :ahhh

Hooked, like everyone else. :D

Small knives do what big knives do, just slower.
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« Reply #253 on: March 16, 2017, 10:08:26 AM »
Here's me at home;
claypipehistory1 by magpie2112, on Flickr

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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #254 on: March 16, 2017, 10:11:26 AM »
Oh!  :facepalm:
Those things are broken bits of smoking pipe, right?  :D

Hooked, like everyone else. :D

Small knives do what big knives do, just slower.
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« Reply #255 on: March 17, 2017, 04:04:56 PM »
Correct Sir!

DId a bit more down the allotment today - Bought something I've wanted for years and years: An Incinerator! They have them at Lidls for 15 quid so we couldn't Not get one. It's everything I dreamed it would be.

Also cleared the shed out a bit, found lots of ladybirds, put some hooks up and because it was pretty nippy up there we had to cocoon Bonnie in blankets. She has zero body fat  :facepalm:
WP_20170317_006 by magpie2112, on FlickrWP_20170317_008 by magpie2112, on FlickrWP_20170317_009 by magpie2112, on FlickrWP_20170317_011 by magpie2112, on FlickrWP_20170317_005 by magpie2112, on Flickr

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Eamo is not a collector. He has a disparate group of knives and multitools. NOT a collection.
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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #256 on: March 25, 2017, 09:25:33 PM »
Been down the allotment all day:
WP_20170325_003 by magpie2112, on FlickrWP_20170325_007 by magpie2112, on FlickrWP_20170325_010 by magpie2112, on Flickr

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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #257 on: March 26, 2017, 05:39:47 AM »
It is getting there Mags :cheers: I have yet to start anything specifically in my garden but back in colder weather I dug a few spalings up (apple and black walnut) and set them out in different spots around my land :tu:

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Re: Gardening anyone?
« Reply #258 on: Today at 03:13:15 AM »
I discovered today that I had the start of a garden and didn't know it.

I was sure a few weeks ago that I had some onions, but couldn't find them. They'd slipped off the shelf- I have three sprouting vidalias. I'm hanging onto them... because.

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