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« on: Sat 24 October, 2009 - 08:40 pm »

Photos with comments here please of our ever changing gardens  - vege and flower beds.



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« Reply #1 on: Sat 24 October, 2009 - 08:52 pm »

Photos with comments here please of our ever changing gardens  - vege and flower beds.





i will take a photo of vege garden tomorrow  but not much use putting a pic of flower
garden as it is very very empty    only has compost in it 
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« Reply #2 on: Sat 24 October, 2009 - 09:22 pm »

I was just on Google Maps, so thought I'd show mine as seen from space looks tidier that way



1. Boxed vege garden, looks crooked in that shot - you can see the wool bale beside it, so I must've been weeding that day
2. The front bark/succulent gardens, yawn
3. The natives walkway garden
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« Reply #3 on: Sat 24 October, 2009 - 09:43 pm »

very cool Stu... ya geek!!          ( doesn't have high resolution over our place - pity, very very cool idea!)   we needs some close ups too 

Photos with comments here please of our ever changing gardens  - vege and flower beds.





i will take a photo of vege garden tomorrow  but not much use putting a pic of flower
garden as it is very very empty    only has compost in it 


just saw that, going to look very very grand indeed ... if ever you want to hire out the hubby - proof he would be of use there 

and I will update my vege garden photo too.
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« Reply #4 on: Sat 24 October, 2009 - 10:05 pm »

My vege garden when I first moved in and transplated what I grew in buckets



I decided to make it a little larger to fit all the strawberry plants in that were very kindly gifted to me by a wonderful person Smiley



My garden now Smiley It's very blurry sorry, and only decided to make it bigger today, so it's not finished yet. Will pop an updated pic up when the job is done.



I've also got some raspberries growing on the other side of the house and my potatoes are growing in here



I've added a layer on there since I took that pic.

Oh and the children's vege garden Smiley





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« Reply #5 on: Sun 25 October, 2009 - 12:23 pm »

    what happened to the photos?
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« Reply #6 on: Sun 25 October, 2009 - 12:24 pm »

snap, I was about to ask the same thing
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« Reply #7 on: Sun 25 October, 2009 - 12:25 pm »

   you been reading my mind stu?? 







 
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« Reply #8 on: Sun 25 October, 2009 - 12:26 pm »

or you've been reading mine
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« Reply #9 on: Sun 25 October, 2009 - 12:29 pm »

ha

 now why would i want to do that?

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« Reply #10 on: Sun 25 October, 2009 - 02:44 pm »

I moved them. Sorry bout that 
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« Reply #12 on: Sun 25 October, 2009 - 08:01 pm »

lots of tomato under my home made shelter and some peppers doing well from seed

strawberries along the side some with flowers   yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh
herbs lettuce at the back
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« Reply #13 on: Sun 25 October, 2009 - 08:10 pm »

good utilisation of a small space, pinky 
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« Reply #14 on: Sun 25 October, 2009 - 08:20 pm »

    thanks Raven
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« Reply #15 on: Sun 25 October, 2009 - 08:25 pm »

I envy anyone at present who can grow peppers I luff peppers 
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« Reply #16 on: Sun 25 October, 2009 - 08:32 pm »

when we were at the garden shop today there were big plants with peppers on
nearly ready  you could not go wrong 
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« Reply #17 on: Mon 26 October, 2009 - 03:28 pm »

sounds like my kind of plant 



I remember the ornamental pepper plant my grandmother had - she'd always tell us grandkids not to pick or eat them! but they were certainly interesting colours, the wee peppers.
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« Reply #18 on: Mon 26 October, 2009 - 07:41 pm »

My vege garden when I first moved in



It's taking a while to dig up the extension. Not far below that gorgeous topsoil is rock and clay, so I'm having to do a little at a time trying to remove as much rock as I go. No hurry. I won't be using that part of the garden until next season. My vege garden now     




My potato patch at the beginning



Just a few weeks later....



The kids garden. I nicked the bricks from the back that were giving that garden some definition for my vege garden. So this one needs a bit of work yet.



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« Reply #19 on: Mon 26 October, 2009 - 07:48 pm »

wow scoobs they are so organised and in perfect rows well done 
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« Reply #20 on: Mon 26 October, 2009 - 08:36 pm »

wow scoobs!!  that's brilliant
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« Reply #21 on: Mon 26 October, 2009 - 09:05 pm »

Smiley it's kept me busy that's for sure. but so worth it. the last couple of nights we've been able to eat some of the carrots and silverbeet that we (I!) grew, and the kids have chowed down with pride    Can't wait for the strawberries to do their stuff Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: Tue 27 October, 2009 - 03:49 pm »

lots of tomato under my home made shelter and some peppers doing well from seed

strawberries along the side some with flowers   yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh
herbs lettuce at the back

It would be a whole new learning curve for me to grow in sand, I know it has its good points- doesnt turn to mud in the winter for one (hear the jealousy).
you know - that would be an ideal place for hydroponics too            

and scooby - what a neat job you have made!!  You just have to be pleased with how it is turning out.

Mine is scruffy, I admit it... will charge up camera and take an update photo to put in here. (After I get kelly to mow the grass again for me    )

Have my planted my tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, two rows of sweet corn, 3  short rows of peas ordinary peas and a few sugar snap peas and the row of yams are up too. 

Row of carrots being harvested, another just planted and all the usual brassicas, in various stages, beetroot, um.. onions and leeks, celery and silverbeet... think that is about all

Getting desperate for those 4 rows of potatoes to be mounded up... must be almost time for kumeras too (must cut off the top of a couple of kumeras and get them sprouting).  And really must shift my asparagus to a better spot.

And the raspberry suckers I still haven't shifted. going to be too late soon. Also the Rhubarb ready to pick.

Still to chainsaw a hedge or two to let some sun into the front flower garden



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« Reply #23 on: Tue 27 October, 2009 - 07:26 pm »

I don't have any recent photos at the moment  I'll get some when it stops raining  , these were taken last year
Front yard



The lavender in this photo is now a hedge



This is looking down the drive towards the road



Lavender hedge around the back



Wisteria around the side of the house

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« Reply #24 on: Tue 27 October, 2009 - 08:07 pm »

ohhhh I luff wisteria. I want some here (have an old cottage) but have to wait until its painted, then I won't have to move the sucker 
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« Reply #25 on: Tue 27 October, 2009 - 08:35 pm »

wow the gardens look great
it makes my  wee vege look very mesy Scoobs so nice and straightand tidy
Meggs love the roses
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« Reply #26 on: Tue 27 October, 2009 - 08:37 pm »

   That wisteria looks gorgeous meggss!

I thought everyone planted their gardens in straight rows eek
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« Reply #27 on: Tue 27 October, 2009 - 08:43 pm »

I love the white roses in a row with the lavender underneath meggs - very very pretty.

and oh to have one of those beautifuly kept town homes
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« Reply #28 on: Tue 3 November, 2009 - 03:44 pm »

I love the white roses in a row with the lavender underneath meggs - very very pretty.

and oh to have one of those beautifuly kept town homes
what the collie said!! Love lavender too - big time. If any one has any dried lavender heads (still on stalks) for decoration - please let me know?  It is probably the english lavender that driesbetter.  eek
Happy to pay p & p plus.

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« Reply #29 on: Tue 3 November, 2009 - 03:54 pm »

fresh still on the plants     

how quickly do you need some? - can pick and hang to dry, right now if you like.
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« Reply #30 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:25 am »

goodness, mine haven't even started flowering yet
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« Reply #31 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 10:07 am »

fresh still on the plants     

how quickly do you need some? - can pick and hang to dry, right now if you like.

no hurry at all thanks! Would just like a couple of bunches around the house - coffee table, my room etc
I am happy to dry them if that is easier. Just let me know what suits and happy to pay postage etc - or exchange for Rescue Remedy and Sleep Remedy if need be!   
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« Reply #32 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 11:31 am »

sounds like a brilliant swap - I'm on to a winner!  Yes please Wolfie

      

will post!    (with fudge)
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« Reply #33 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 12:04 pm »

fudge?  eek






you gonna send me some fuge with those bulbs? 
I might even pay p&p.....
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« Reply #34 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 12:35 pm »

 
sounds like a brilliant swap - I'm on to a winner!  Yes please Wolfie

      

will post!    (with fudge)
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh  FUDGE!!!!

Let me know your addy and whether you want a Rescue or Sleep remedy!  soo cited happy happy happy joy joy joy!!!

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« Reply #35 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 12:41 pm »

   I got strawberries growing! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO soo cited
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« Reply #36 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 01:26 pm »

    I have only just dug my mini 2x1 metre Bug nursery patch over! Not sure what to plant in the mini patch. Not tomatoes - bugs got them two years in a row - so thinking of herbs...........and other stuff! 
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« Reply #37 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 02:02 pm »

what do you eat most of in the way of veg or fruit or flowers? 
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« Reply #38 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 02:33 pm »

can't fail veges & herbs and fruit:  broccoli, cabbage, carrots, dwarf beans (butter and / or green),  lettuce, potatoes, radishes, red onions, celery, chives, parsley, peppers, zucchini,  rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries.

sure to be lots more but limited size, means you will need to be picky -grow what you like to eat most.
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« Reply #39 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 02:46 pm »

I failed with the carrots. It didn't help that the dog ran through the patch I'd just seeded and mixed up the carrots with the radishes  and dug spots to be 'helpful' 



All the branches I burned last weekend gave me potash to sprinkle on the soil  at least I think it did 
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love brocolli, but  with 2 x 1 meter little patch, about 4 plants would fill it!!  Thinkig of cherry toms in a large pot (bugs don't touch the cherry toms) zuchinni, and peppers. Lettuce is out - always go yucky with all the rain here, maybe basil and stuff. Beans are temperamental here in Auckland - and raspberies need space. Too many birds for strawberries. We are feeding baby thrushes and the like, Thomas one, two and 100!!! 
They come up and see me and eat the cats food. No, not Benjamins!!!
So prefer the birds to fesh vegies.
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« Reply #41 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 03:45 pm »

get lots of buckets of tubs and plant them up with the veg 

and give your lettuces umbrellas
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get lots of buckets of tubs and plant them up with the veg 

and give your lettuces umbrellas


   and I guess that I could give up my day job to rub sunscreen on their little faces, and to move their umbrellas around as the sun moves, and to water all of the 1000 pots!

 
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« Reply #45 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 04:23 pm »

get lots of buckets of tubs and plant them up with the veg 

and give your lettuces umbrellas


   and I guess that I could give up my day job to rub sunscreen on their little faces, and to move their umbrellas around as the sun moves, and to water all of the 1000 pots!

 

pessimist.   You just want an excuse to give up that job.
(I say just do it    )  then you'll have lots of time to grow veges to stop you from starving 

You set up a hose - bung holes in the hose over each pot - watering is then as hard as turning on the tap (cheaper than buying the fancy trickle irrigation ones and if you are really keen, buy a hose timer - so it turns itself off  after the allocated time.  You might be surprised how much you can fit into a small space - any soil you can see from directly above is wasted space     All you need is high fertility (and stakes)
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« Reply #46 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 04:27 pm »

  wolfie has to be highly fertile???? 


I have a couple of blueberry bushes in buckets, and they've flowered  but I wasn't sure if they are self-fertilising or need to pair up?



aaaaaaaaaaand, I want to make some paths, but need them done el cheapo  so what is a good material to use along the paths? I don't want pebbles as they end up everywhere.
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get lots of buckets of tubs and plant them up with the veg 

and give your lettuces umbrellas


   and I guess that I could give up my day job to rub sunscreen on their little faces, and to move their umbrellas around as the sun moves, and to water all of the 1000 pots!

 

pessimist.   You just want an excuse to give up that job.
(I say just do it    )  then you'll have lots of time to grow veges to stop you from starving 

You set up a hose - bung holes in the hose over each pot - watering is then as hard as turning on the tap (cheaper than buying the fancy trickle irrigation ones and if you are really keen, buy a hose timer - so it turns itself off  after the allocated time.  You might be surprised how much you can fit into a small space - any soil you can see from directly above is wasted space     All you need is high fertility (and stakes)


   point taken!!! I already have the courtyard garden on irrigation. The heat of summer does me in - so I do not tend ot go outside much when I get home from work  where the air cond is lousy and we are sitting in a sweat house of uncirculated air..... ignore

sigh - my give it up and live in the back of the car. will just have to move it 2-3 inches every week so that I don't get fined by the council.

Could buy a cheap trailer and set up vegie patch in there and just tow it around the country to match the weather. Howzat for initiative!!  
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« Reply #48 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 04:30 pm »

:ohok: wolfie has to be highly fertile???? 


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aaaaaaaaaaand, I want to make some paths, but need them done el cheapo  so what is a good material to use along the paths? I don't want pebbles as they end up everywhere.


  oh good grief!! I already have a perfect man cub - no more thank you!

Could use straw along path, or fine bark. cheaper than pebbles. More natural too.
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« Reply #49 on: Wed 4 November, 2009 - 04:30 pm »

brilliant  you can call in here and I'll give you some water (if there's no restriction on at the time  )
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