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General Category => Horticulture and Gardening => Topic started by: Collie on Sat 24 October, 2009 - 08:40 pm



Title: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 24 October, 2009 - 08:40 pm
Photos with comments here please of our ever changing gardens  - vege and flower beds.





Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY 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  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu 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

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w306/pmslnz/fromspace.jpg)

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


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 24 October, 2009 - 09:43 pm
very cool Stu... ya geek!!    :lmfao:      ( doesn't have high resolution over our place - pity, very very cool idea!)   we needs some close ups too  :monkey:

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  :hehehe:


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  :lmfao:

and I will update my vege garden photo too.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 24 October, 2009 - 10:05 pm
My vege garden when I first moved in and transplated what I grew in buckets

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Moving%20house/Dec21004.jpg)

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 :)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/3.jpg)

My garden now :) 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.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics007-1.jpg)

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

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics005-1.jpg)

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

Oh and the children's vege garden :)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics008-1.jpg)





Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sun 25 October, 2009 - 12:23 pm
 :ohok:   what happened to the photos?


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Sun 25 October, 2009 - 12:24 pm
snap, I was about to ask the same thing :embarrassed:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sun 25 October, 2009 - 12:25 pm
 :distrust:  you been reading my mind stu?? 







 :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Sun 25 October, 2009 - 12:26 pm
or you've been reading mine :hobo:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sun 25 October, 2009 - 12:29 pm
ha

 now why would i want to do that?

 :angel:











Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sun 25 October, 2009 - 02:44 pm
I moved them. Sorry bout that 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Sun 25 October, 2009 - 04:30 pm
(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z234/jamjars_bucket/garden/IMG_0032.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY 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   :yeah:
herbs lettuce at the back


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sun 25 October, 2009 - 08:10 pm
good utilisation of a small space, pinky  :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Sun 25 October, 2009 - 08:20 pm
 :hug:   thanks Raven


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sun 25 October, 2009 - 08:25 pm
I envy anyone at present who can grow peppers :bored: I luff peppers  :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY 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  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Mon 26 October, 2009 - 03:28 pm
sounds like my kind of plant  :lol:



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.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 26 October, 2009 - 07:41 pm
My vege garden when I first moved in

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Dec21004.jpg)

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  :-D   

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics011.jpg)


My potato patch at the beginning

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/BusyBeePics005-1.jpg)

Just a few weeks later....

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics013.jpg)

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.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics016.jpg)



Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Fraggles on Mon 26 October, 2009 - 07:48 pm
wow scoobs they are so organised and in perfect rows well done  :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Mon 26 October, 2009 - 08:36 pm
wow scoobs!!  that's brilliant


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 26 October, 2009 - 09:05 pm
:) 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  :hehehe:  Can't wait for the strawberries to do their stuff :)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie 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   :yeah:
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    :monkey:     :hehehe:   

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  :hehehe:  )

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



... why am I sitting here?


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Meggy 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

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/meggybyte68/Picture2495.jpg)

The lavender in this photo is now a hedge

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/meggybyte68/Picture2494.jpg)

This is looking down the drive towards the road

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/meggybyte68/Picture2493.jpg)

Lavender hedge around the back

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/meggybyte68/springgarden08003.jpg)

Wisteria around the side of the house

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/meggybyte68/US127.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven 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  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY 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


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Tue 27 October, 2009 - 08:37 pm
 :ohok:  That wisteria looks gorgeous meggss!

I thought everyone planted their gardens in straight rows :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie 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


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini 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
:monkey: 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.

Thanks.   :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Tue 3 November, 2009 - 03:54 pm
fresh still on the plants  :hehehe:   

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


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:25 am
goodness, mine haven't even started flowering yet :bored:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 10:07 am
fresh still on the plants  :hehehe:   

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


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 11:31 am
sounds like a brilliant swap - I'm on to a winner!  Yes please Wolfie

 :hug:     :jump:

will post!  :ok:  (with fudge)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 12:04 pm
fudge?  :eek:



:tanty:


you gonna send me some fuge with those bulbs?  :embarrassed:
I might even pay p&p..... :tongue:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 12:35 pm
 
sounds like a brilliant swap - I'm on to a winner!  Yes please Wolfie

 :hug:     :jump:

will post!  :ok:  (with fudge)
:yeah:  FUDGE!!!!

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

 :hahaha:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 12:41 pm
 :jump:  I got strawberries growing! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO :cited:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini 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!  :stunned:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 02:02 pm
what do you eat most of in the way of veg or fruit or flowers?  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie 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.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 02:46 pm
:bored: 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  :rolleyes: and dug spots to be 'helpful'  :-@



All the branches I burned last weekend gave me potash to sprinkle on the soil  :jump: at least I think it did  :embarrassed:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 03:35 pm
love brocolli, but  with 2 x 1 meter little patch, about 4 plants would fill it!!  :hehehe: 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!!!  :hehehe:
They come up and see me and eat the cats food. No, not Benjamins!!!
So prefer the birds to fesh vegies.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 03:45 pm
get lots of buckets of tubs and plant them up with the veg  :jump:

and give your lettuces umbrellas :lmfao:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 03:48 pm
get lots of buckets of tubs and plant them up with the veg  :jump:

and give your lettuces umbrellas :lmfao:


 (h)  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!

 :bored:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 04:14 pm
 :hahaha: see what wonderful signs spirit brings you?  :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 04:14 pm
 :devilangel:






 :hahaha:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 04:23 pm
get lots of buckets of tubs and plant them up with the veg  :jump:

and give your lettuces umbrellas :lmfao:


 (h)  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!

 :bored:

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

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  :monkey:   All you need is high fertility (and stakes)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 04:27 pm
 :ohok: wolfie has to be highly fertile????  :tmi:


I have a couple of blueberry bushes in buckets, and they've flowered  :jump: 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  :rolleyes: so what is a good material to use along the paths? I don't want pebbles as they end up everywhere.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 04:28 pm
get lots of buckets of tubs and plant them up with the veg  :jump:

and give your lettuces umbrellas :lmfao:


 (h)  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!

 :bored:

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

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  :monkey:   All you need is high fertility (and stakes)


 :siryessir:  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!!  :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 04:30 pm
:ohok: wolfie has to be highly fertile????  :tmi:


?



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


 :devilangel: 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.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 04:30 pm
brilliant  :jump: you can call in here and I'll give you some water (if there's no restriction on at the time  :hehehe: )


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 05:35 pm
Here's my raspberries and in that picture somewhere is two grape 'sticks'  :hehehe:

thank you so very very very much Collie  :blowkiss:

and there are leeks, red onion and yams to be planted yet. gonna get out there in a minute and do eeeeeeeeeeet  :-D

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/BusyBeePics.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Ecky Thump on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:15 pm
I've just recently laid my entire back yard in concrete. Makes for easy maintenance :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:16 pm
one can only but dream.......  :bored:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Ecky Thump on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:19 pm
one can only but dream.......  :bored:

The lawn was dead from all the cars parked on it so i figured why not concrete it.

it all slopes ever so slightly into the centre where there's a stormwater drain. A lot like a shower tray


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:38 pm
that's one big f**koff shower!!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 08:50 pm
:wtf:   sacrilegious talk in this thread... concreting the back yard!!   :lmfao:  Get to the man cave with THAT kind of talk

 :devilangel: 


and concrete isn't THAT easy to look after, I thought that it was, once upon a time.  so we made a big concrete pad for the kids to play on (and cars to park on etc etc)  The other day I swept off so much tree debris and concrete grit and dirt and dust etc was only a couple of months worth... and then there is the green it grows too.


The mystery of my day though is how on earth I got a burnt cleavage err frontage when most of the time I was bending over weeding    :distrust:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Wed 4 November, 2009 - 09:55 pm
 :eek:  the mind boggles  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: pixi on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 07:34 am
burnt :boobies: :ohok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 08:26 am
 :lmfao:  :tmi:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:05 am
my wee garden - I don't think it big enough even for Peter Rabbit to hide in  :lol:

I dug a new garden alongside the path, as the mower couldn't get into the corner to trim the grass
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/gardencorner.jpg)

the other end of it
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/gardenedge.jpg)

what it looks like from the footpath, and of course its only just planted with seedlings so they have a lot of growing to do
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/gardenview.jpg)

the other side of the path, which badly needs developing, just has some lavender bushes growing (they were put there temporarily about 5 years ago  :hehehe:
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/gardenundeveloped.jpg)

the only real bit of garden that was made when we bought the house, I've added plants, and once the house is painted am wanting to add some trellis for the climbing roses there, and put in a wisteria
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/gardengrowing2.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/gardengrowing.jpg)

my sweetpeas that didn't die over winter, am training them up the trellis which is an archway
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/gardensweetpeas.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/gardensweetpeas2.jpg)


 :embarrassed:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: pixi on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:08 am
 :ok:  looking good..


I have weeds :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:11 am
:ok:  looking good..


I have weeds :eek:

classic!!   :lmfao:


hey Raven, it does look good.  :monkey:   and sweetpeas smell so yummy too


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:13 am
they do, aye  :jump: funny tho, I'm only just starting to get the scent of them and they've been flowering for ages  :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: pixi on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:14 am
mmmm yes and jasmine, love that as well


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:17 am
mmmm pity jasmine is such a rampant grower  I'm going quiet for a while, wolfie has left me quite a task to tackle


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 09:58 am
great stuff Raven :)  Love the sweet peas :monkey:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 10:09 am
mmmm pity jasmine is such a rampant grower 

can't say I particularly like the smell of jasmine  :embarrassed:
for climbers my fav is bouganvillia [sp]  :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 10:18 am
mmmm pity jasmine is such a rampant grower  I'm going quiet for a while, wolfie has left me quite a task to tackle


 :devilangel:

speak up!!!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 10:36 am
need red's hearing aid, do ya?  :hehehe: tsk tsk


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 10:38 am
 :lol:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 10:46 am
Here's a challenge for you (or not)  :hehehe:  Name the plants that I can't name in these pictures  :p

The poppies are doing well Raven. Can't wait for them to flower! Didn't realise they grew so high. Will have to rethink where I put them next time round  :hehehe:

Here's my front fence line

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics027.jpg)

By my deck. What are these?

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics033.jpg)

same ones

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics034.jpg)

My chives are flowering  :hehehe:  Must learn how to dry them so they don't go to waste :(

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics035.jpg)

My rosemary bush. But what are the plants around it?

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics037.jpg)

My Fuchsia and a very pretty purple flowering plant next to it. What is it?  :hehehe: 

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Busy%20Bee%20Pics/BusyBeePics039.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 10:57 am
purple flowers look like aquilegia - granny bonnets

I know that I know the salmony ones but can't remember :mad: you could take the flowers (or pics) to a garden shop to identify  :lol:

looking great  :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 12:00 pm
 :devilangel:  The challenge was for YOU to name them, not the garden shop  :rolleyes:

 :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:14 pm
:slap: aquilegia, chives, fuschia  :grimace2:






:run:




I have been out digging up more ground  :embarrassed:  I need to put concrete mowing strips around all my gardens cause its friggen annoying having grass sneak up along the edges :rant:

 :splat: how come small jobs always become big plans?  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:27 pm
do what I do. get out there on your hands and knees and pull the stuff out  :hehehe:


just pulled out all my winter carrots. and thinking I need to plant more cauli and broccoli too. still gotta get the corn and peas in  :embarrassed:  will do that this avo if I can find the seeds  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:29 pm
how do you stop Blase from stomping over your gardens if you don't have fencing? :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:31 pm
I yell at her  :eek:
Seriously. Only had to do that a couple of times and she doesn't go near the gardens now


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:34 pm
lucky you to have a dog that learns quickly  :hehehe: I think mine do it deliberately, come to think of it :distrust:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 02:40 pm
 :monkey:  she was and is very easy to train. very obedient.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 03:06 pm
purple flowers look like aquilegia - granny bonnets

I know that I know the salmony ones but can't remember :mad: you could take the flowers (or pics) to a garden shop to identify  :lol:

looking great  :jump:

Purple ones are what Raven said they were.
Salmon one is alstromeria
Left side of rosemary might be perennial lobelia (does it have a red flower - or blue?) If it is a blue flower - then it is something else but can't remember its name!  :hehehe:
Right side of rosemary might be a coprosma


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 03:16 pm
:mad: knew I'd know the name when I heard it, of the salmony ones



that bronze bush looks like it has pale pink flowers, wolfie


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 03:21 pm
:mad: knew I'd know the name when I heard it, of the salmony ones



that bronze bush looks like it has pale pink flowers, wolfie

not sure if they are pink! they look like dead flower heads. My eyes aren't what they used to be Raven - too many night prowls I guess!!


 :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 03:48 pm
nah, eating the bunnies instead of the carrots  :monkey:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 04:01 pm
There aren't any flower's or flower heads on that bronze bush. You're seeing new leaf growth  :hehehe: 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 04:08 pm
okaaaaaaay...has it had blue or red flowers on it before???  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 04:36 pm
I bought a hebe, now have to figure where to put it  :rolleyes:


does anyone else feel sorry for all the sad plants that get chucked into the sales bins, and want to take them home?  :embarrassed:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 05:53 pm
There aren't any flower's or flower heads on that bronze bush. You're seeing new leaf growth  :hehehe: 

forget that^^^^ sorry wolfie. there are some pink flowers on there. :oops:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 05:54 pm
I bought a hebe, now have to figure where to put it  :rolleyes:


does anyone else feel sorry for all the sad plants that get chucked into the sales bins, and want to take them home?  :embarrassed:

no :eek:  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 06:33 pm
There aren't any flower's or flower heads on that bronze bush. You're seeing new leaf growth  :hehehe: 

forget that^^^^ sorry wolfie. there are some pink flowers on there. :oops:

*ahem*! sorry Raven  :monkey:


nah nah na na nah :cited:

 :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 07:18 pm
There aren't any flower's or flower heads on that bronze bush. You're seeing new leaf growth  :hehehe: 

forget that^^^^ sorry wolfie. there are some pink flowers on there. :oops:
  apology accepted - just!  :hehehe:  Might be a penstemon if the flowers are pink.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 5 November, 2009 - 07:23 pm
Possibly the coprosma have smaller leaves?


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Fri 6 November, 2009 - 07:40 pm
nope - coprosma have leaves that can be up to 1 - 1 1/2 long. Depends on variety - tend to be the coloured ones. Corokia have small leaves tho' - always!   :p
And yes - I have a plant from the rescue bin just waiting ever so patiently to go into its special little place in my garden!!   :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 7 November, 2009 - 09:34 am
 :hehehe: I always feel they should at least have a decent burial  :mad:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 7 November, 2009 - 10:46 am
 :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 7 November, 2009 - 11:39 am
 :jump: I just got some really healthy seedlings from a stall at our local annual craft fair - mostly veg of course  :rolleyes: but I also got an iris  :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 7 November, 2009 - 11:50 am
 :jump:  great! progress pics are a must!  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 7 November, 2009 - 12:58 pm
then I'd better take the pics now, before they get in the garden and the bugs find them....or the dogs  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 7 November, 2009 - 02:05 pm
Got any chicken wire and a few long sticks/branches? Thread the sticks through the wire and poke em in the ground around your garden. And there you have a makeshift and reusable fence  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 7 November, 2009 - 02:54 pm
one would think so aye  :monkey:



 :shakehead: they see it as a "challenge"  :splat:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Wed 11 November, 2009 - 05:52 pm
 :lmfao:  I recognise that attitude.

but good score Raven - and veges are good - you can eat them   :monkey:   ...honest you can  :hehehe:




 (had forgotten this thread)

I just picked 2 big heads of broccoli and another bowl full of strawberries and my first raspberry

 :jump:

I'll share these strawberries.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Wed 11 November, 2009 - 06:36 pm
:bored: bloody birds have been getting to my strawberries before I do

Forced me to go buy some temporary coverage they did :rant:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Wed 11 November, 2009 - 06:41 pm
demolished a lot of mine too - will cover them I will.  We dont go to that effort to let the early bird win.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Wed 11 November, 2009 - 07:21 pm
demolished a lot of mine too - will cover them I will.  We dont go to that effort to let the early bird win.

Hell NO! I even had evil nasty thoughts that I would never go through with  :eek:

Figured buying some coverage was the better option ;)  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Wed 11 November, 2009 - 07:55 pm
had corriander from the garden tonight :ok:

lovely


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Wed 11 November, 2009 - 08:00 pm
:lmfao:  I recognise that attitude.

but good score Raven - and veges are good - you can eat them   :monkey:   ...honest you can  :hehehe:




 (had forgotten this thread)

I just picked 2 big heads of broccoli and another bowl full of strawberries and my first raspberry

 :jump:

I'll share these strawberries.


wow you have strawberries


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Thu 12 November, 2009 - 02:11 pm
man cub forked over the vegie patch for me yesterday, so off this weekend to buy some stuff to fillit with. Still have to lace it with blood and bone and sheep poo tho' Looks good empty tho'. Nice and tidy!!    :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 12 November, 2009 - 02:52 pm
 :hehehe:
 
Still have to dig in the bodies of posties who stole my parcels, and benjamin's victims too


 :eek:  :eek:  :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Thu 12 November, 2009 - 02:56 pm
:hehehe:
 
Still have to dig in the bodies of posties who stole my parcels, and benjamin's victims too


 :eek:  :eek:  :eek:

:slap:  blabber mouth!!!!

Anyway  - they have well decomposed by now!! and the kids too!! Good fertiliser!!!
Found a good compost heap at my neighbours house - so started using that anyway!
Have no intention of knocking off my current postie - he's nice!!  :lovecouple:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 12 November, 2009 - 02:58 pm
 :hehehe: get him to join up here  :lmao:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Thu 12 November, 2009 - 03:05 pm
 :devilangel:  hands off - not sharing - all mine!!!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: pixi on Fri 20 November, 2009 - 09:01 pm
(http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/44554/2442733780092157482S500x500Q85.jpg)

(http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/42525/2727648190092157482S500x500Q85.jpg)

this had nothing in it apart from the weed :hehehe:

(http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/44299/2983664720092157482S500x500Q85.jpg)


(http://inlinethumb16.webshots.com/45967/2031961070092157482S500x500Q85.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 21 November, 2009 - 10:05 am
 :jump: nice one, angel  :monkey: plants really make a house look like a home


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 21 November, 2009 - 10:15 am
oh I am shamed - that looks so lovely,   :monkey:  and your white walls are white,   :eek:  my house white walls are an interesting sheen of green  :eek:   I especially like the photo where you can see a needy in the background but I'm like that  :hehehe:



Driving home yesterday I noticed you can no longer see our house from the road - all you can see are trees  :hehehe:
I'd show you some photos (when I can find the cord that connects the camera to the computer - it's vanished  :rolleyes: )  - my white wisteria is in full bloom right now and looks beautiful (or atleast I think so) will need a hard prune back though after it has finished as its almost impossible to walk under it, cool curtain.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 21 November, 2009 - 10:28 am
just give us a walking tour with your webcam                                                 :run:





:cited: the wisteria sounds just gorgeousness. my ma had a luffly purple wisteria  :'-( and a fiery bouganvillea


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: pixi on Sat 21 November, 2009 - 06:20 pm
 :monkey: pics please...

haha, you cant see the cobwebs and bugs in the pics :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Wed 25 November, 2009 - 09:25 am
My first poppie   :-D

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/NATURE/Nature014.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Wed 25 November, 2009 - 09:27 am
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh total gorgeousness!


:cited: great photo!!!  :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: pixi on Wed 25 November, 2009 - 09:29 am
 :ok:  lovely


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Wed 25 November, 2009 - 09:36 am
Twas a great way to greet the day it twas  :hehehe: 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Wed 25 November, 2009 - 10:05 am
I love poppies, they are such pretty flowers and best of all so easy to grow  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Wed 25 November, 2009 - 10:10 am
I have a few seeds left from my collection I was selling, luckily too as I don't think any have self-seeded this year. Will have to create a special place for them for next season  :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: pixi on Wed 25 November, 2009 - 12:13 pm
 :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 26 November, 2009 - 05:51 pm
 :'-(  the nasty wind blew my poppie petals away :rant: and pushed a few down. might have to put some netting around them to hold them up.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Thu 26 November, 2009 - 06:09 pm
oh no! and it would too.

still first of many flowers and that was a really neat photo you captured there, green against pure blue with that awesome splash of red


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Thu 26 November, 2009 - 06:16 pm
:) I've saved it to my desktop with a blackish background

And yeah, more pics to come. The wind took away a four petal orange one that smiled this morning and pushed down a couple of four petal crimson ones as well. Neva mind


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 26 November, 2009 - 06:43 pm
 :monkey: they are quite delicate wee creatures.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Meggy on Thu 26 November, 2009 - 07:14 pm
Scooby that poppy is the most gorgeous colour  :ok:  :ok: 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Thu 26 November, 2009 - 08:24 pm
got to agree the poppy is great colour


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 11:29 am
Went out to mow the lawns and got side tracked.  :yeah:  Uploading some more pics


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 11:57 am
here ya go

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Flowers/Nature026.jpg)



Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 12:21 pm
.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Flowers/Nature020.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Flowers/Nature027.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Flowers/Nature028.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Flowers/Nature030.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Flowers/Nature035.jpg)



Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 12:29 pm
 :hehehe:  oops. overdoing it with the poppies. time to take pics of something else  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 04:11 pm
with the angle on some of those shots, were you lying on the ground?  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 04:16 pm
 :hehehe:  not quite  :p


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 04:17 pm
I reckon you were thinking about what the photographers on here would be saying about setting up a shot  :hehehe:
and i could then imagine you rolling around on the grass until you find the best angle  :lol:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 04:40 pm
 :hehehe:  na chic. Wasn't even thinking about that. They just look so much better close up than from a distance and wanted to get the nicest ones I could of the actual flower without all the other stuff around it. Closest I got to the ground was a squat at one stage, but thats it. Me no do rolling on ground stuff out on front property where all neighbourhood can see  :eek:  :eek:  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 04:44 pm
 :hehehe:


well, I hope none of them get nicked in the misguided assumption that they're opium poppies  :embarrassed: the ones growing out front did here, bastards! :rant:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 04:49 pm
there's some ignorant peeps out there eh. one of my neighbours got all excited when he saw them and wouldn't believe me when I told him they weren't opium  :rolleyes:

I've still got seeds left. If they get stolen, then I'll start the poppie garden somewhere else where only me and my girls can see them and the neighbourhood will miss out on the flower show. :)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 04:50 pm
 :monkey: and easy enough to collect more seeds from those heads once they dry off  :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 04:54 pm
 :jump:  yay! another learning experience for me  :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Meggy on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 06:11 pm
Gosh there's heaps of heads on them , they will look amazing when they're all in bloom 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 27 November, 2009 - 06:23 pm
Hopefully I'll be able to capture a full bloom pic. It's not allowed to happen for 2 weeks though   :eek: 

One of my landlords (who is a perfectionist) told me I was supposed to plant the seeds in exact positions.
Me... naaaaaaaaaaaaaa I threw a heap in the dirt and did the 'wait and see' thing instead  :hehehe:



Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 28 November, 2009 - 05:01 pm
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/sweetpeas.jpg)

I think the gorgeous burgundy coloured ones which flowered first just plain did not have a scent  :eek: cause these pink ones do
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 28 November, 2009 - 05:19 pm
 :-D pretty!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Sat 28 November, 2009 - 09:40 pm
my roses are out in the new garden  might need tp take pics to show you  :jump: 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 28 November, 2009 - 10:16 pm
yes please  :monkey:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 28 November, 2009 - 11:37 pm
look forward to them pinky :ok:

my strawberries are doing much better now they're getting a chance to grow. Funny that  :rolleyes:  :hehehe:  Only teeny tiny ones so far, but I see a couple of big ones starting to look good :)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Sun 29 November, 2009 - 04:07 pm
strewberries from the garden are so much nicer than shop ones

can't wait for ours to be ready


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Thu 10 December, 2009 - 06:25 pm
my wisteria, while it was flowering at its over grown prettyness.

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/IMGP1917.jpg)



Raven - one of my blue berry plants .. am struggling to remember its name

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/IMGP1929.jpg)
the shops have two main plants - blue dawn and this one.


and it doesnt look much
but my vege garden as of today

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/IMGP1927.jpg)

but in it, there are yams, peas, onions, leeks, garlic, broccoli, lettuces, cucumber, corn, tomatoes, cabbage, cauli, beans - runner and yellow dwarf, silver beet, celery, potatoes (obviously) pumpkin and goodness knows what else i may have forgotten to mention.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Jericho on Thu 10 December, 2009 - 06:32 pm
MY GOD!!!!
 :ohok:

and gosh that wisteria is beautiful...sighs...

i have this odd feeling in me tummy...could it be..nooooooo surely not...maybe  it is..nooooo gawd dammit i do believe they are twangs of homesickness ...


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Thu 10 December, 2009 - 11:00 pm
:bored: my blueberries definitely haven't set fruit then :rant:



but the pics are wonderful, and yep that wisteria is geeeeeorgeous  :lovecouple:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 14 December, 2009 - 04:30 pm
I just dug up about 2 x 4 mtr square area of mostly weeds, but a few self seeded potato plants and filled a 20 ltr bucket with potatoes.

 :eek:

I had a fossic around one or two of the planted potatoes (in the rows) and the tatties are already huge  :eek:   

Who would like to come and help me harvest them soon?


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 14 December, 2009 - 04:37 pm
what's a fossic?


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 14 December, 2009 - 04:46 pm
 :embarrassed:   bad spelling  :lmfao:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 1 January, 2010 - 05:39 pm
The raspberries

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Garden/SANY0458.jpg)

Yams

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Garden/SANY0457.jpg)

something i thought was dead and gone has sprouted up again. sorry collie, can't remember the name of it

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Garden/SANY0453.jpg)

Chinese Lantern tree flowers

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Garden/SANY0448.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Fri 1 January, 2010 - 09:37 pm
all yummy!!!!! Miss those up here in the big smoke!  :-(


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 1 January, 2010 - 09:40 pm
mmmm gotta get a few of those strawberries tomorrow before they become compost

move to taradise WW!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Fri 1 January, 2010 - 09:43 pm
 :monkey: yeah - should do. I like it down there! Would need a job tho'. and a house! AND a trunk full of very warm clothes! Always a catch isn't there!   :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 1 January, 2010 - 09:48 pm
hmmmm work from home with your current job (if ya can - cause i dunno what ya actually do), plenty of houses available! and meh, show me a town that doesn't have a cold snap now and then (in NZ!)  :p


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Fri 1 January, 2010 - 09:52 pm
can't work from home unfortunately! But am changing jobs this year so will see what happens huh! Unfortunately the big smoke is where my business needs to be for a while until it takes off  - then I can concentrate solely on that!
Want to buy a property out in Coatsville perhaps. Maybe have an animal rescue/healing centre - all in the dream pipeline.  :-D


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 1 January, 2010 - 10:00 pm
ahhhhhhh a good test of your patience ;)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Fri 1 January, 2010 - 10:02 pm
 :monkey: that I have!!! And that's free too!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 2 January, 2010 - 12:20 am
something i thought was dead and gone has sprouted up again. sorry collie, can't remember the name of it

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Garden/SANY0453.jpg)

isn't that something in the lily family?


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Sat 2 January, 2010 - 11:45 am
Our plum tree

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w306/pmslnz/garden/DSCF0347.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w306/pmslnz/garden/DSCF0348.jpg)

I got a bucket full of edible plums from it just now, and that's less than half of what's on there, our yard seems to grow fruit and veges in abundance, our pear tree is looking good too, that always grows heaps of edible fruit as well :yeah:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 2 January, 2010 - 12:27 pm
 :ohok:  lucky bugga!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 2 January, 2010 - 06:30 pm
its all that ground water Stu  :eek:   got to be good for something


swap you some of my potatoes for some of your plums?

 I love plums.. I never get a look in here... bloody birds!!  :rant:  see you in a couple of weeks... and If I dont see you, I'll just see your plum tree  :ok:    :lmao:




and scoobs, looking great!!
and yep its a lilly  really pretty isnt it.

now where did I put my camera?  Got a photo of my potato haul to put up.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Sat 2 January, 2010 - 06:56 pm
They'll be gone by then, they've nearly all ripened, will probably only take a few more days


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 2 January, 2010 - 07:04 pm
:bored:  bugger 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Wolfdini on Sat 2 January, 2010 - 07:47 pm
something i thought was dead and gone has sprouted up again. sorry collie, can't remember the name of it

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Garden/SANY0453.jpg)

isn't that something in the lily family?

Its a canna lily. Similar to Canna Tropicana


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 2 January, 2010 - 07:55 pm
 :ok:  I've seen how big and beautiful they get! I truly thought it was dead and gone and was going to rip it out at some stage, then it just sprouted back up and back to life. Sometimes my procrastination is a good thing  :hehehe:  It's gonna give  a fair bit of privacy from the road when it starts growing up   :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 2 January, 2010 - 08:35 pm
something i thought was dead and gone has sprouted up again. sorry collie, can't remember the name of it

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Garden/SANY0453.jpg)

isn't that something in the lily family?

Its a canna lily. Similar to Canna Tropicana

tis exactly that, actually  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Sun 3 January, 2010 - 09:32 am
leaves are pretty

nice colours
would look nice in my garden    :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sun 3 January, 2010 - 10:05 am
when you come visiting I'll give you a chunk of the root to take home.  It'll grow. The plant cost so much to buy but it's so easy to propagate.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Sun 3 January, 2010 - 03:23 pm
 :jump:
 :hug:
thanks  that would be cool


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sun 3 January, 2010 - 04:17 pm
got plenty of other bits and pieces here too, not sure how well they would fit into a suitcase though   :hehehe:


I just attacked my wisteria, I can get through to the other side now... cept now I need a truck to take away the prunings, time I headed back out there too... with the chainsaw  (6)  to attack the climbing rose on the other side


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Jericho on Sun 3 January, 2010 - 11:02 pm
got plenty of other bits and pieces here too, not sure how well they would fit into a suitcase though   :hehehe:


I just attacked my wisteria, I can get through to the other side now... cept now I need a truck to take away the prunings, time I headed back out there too... with the chainsaw  (6)  to attack the climbing rose on the other side

Jesuz woman!!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Jericho on Sun 3 January, 2010 - 11:05 pm
oooh and nemind if stuz plums are gone...your girlfriends tree will be just coming on in abundance im sure she'll share and she'l throw in another macadameia tree sapling.

and her daughter would like a cutting tooooo puleaze.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 4 January, 2010 - 01:54 am
got plenty of other bits and pieces here too, not sure how well they would fit into a suitcase though   :hehehe:


I just attacked my wisteria, I can get through to the other side now... cept now I need a truck to take away the prunings, time I headed back out there too... with the chainsaw  (6)  to attack the climbing rose on the other side

Jesuz woman!!

ah, yes, well   :embarrassed:   it was fun  :eek:

 :lmfao:


oooh and nemind if stuz plums are gone...your girlfriends tree will be just coming on in abundance im sure she'll share and she'l throw in another macadameia tree sapling.

and her daughter would like a cutting tooooo puleaze.

ok   :monkey:    it's on the list just remind me.

and I just luv my girlfriend :yeah:    Not ever letting her met hubby, she'd go straight  :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 9 January, 2010 - 03:52 pm
I've done some pottering around the garden, tied  & tidied up the tomato plants (again) picked peas(again) must take the knife back out with me - 3 heads of cauli need picking, damned annoying when they all come ready at exactly the same time a couple of huge cabbages ready too  :rolleyes:  done a bit of weeding and am ready to plant the next couple of rows of peas and carrots.

Planted up the next succession of vege seeds in the seed starter gizmo and a few seeds of autumn flowering annuals.

Shifted Kelly the pony to the vege garden to eat down the track.  Cleaned out her water trough and its re filling, god help me if I forget it.... be tidy as in a weeks time.
Almost ready to plant a late planting of potatoes too, the seed potatoes are preparing themselves in trays.

all chooks are laying again now too, so that's 5 small eggs a day to collect and use up somehow.... oh the abundance of food  :rolleyes: atleast its cheap to live here for a while.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 9 January, 2010 - 04:40 pm
well done collie :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Sat 9 January, 2010 - 06:27 pm
busy girl

tied the tomatoes up today but still waiting for them to turn red


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 9 January, 2010 - 10:13 pm
I went back out there and weeded till dark... tired now!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 9 January, 2010 - 11:54 pm
I'll bet you are  :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Fri 15 January, 2010 - 09:09 pm
Just because I'm bored...

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/horses/IMGP1945.jpg)

2 of the 4 rows (hadn't thought to take a pic of the others)

and this gives a better indication of their size

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/horses/IMGP1946.jpg)



Annnnnnd I picked my first 2 blueberries today, they never made it inside  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 15 January, 2010 - 09:15 pm
 :bow:  you horticulture goddess you




 did ya get a pic of the heart?  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Fri 15 January, 2010 - 09:58 pm
well done :bravo:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Fri 15 January, 2010 - 10:00 pm
that's a lot of chips  :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Fri 15 January, 2010 - 10:11 pm
and that was just two of the rows JJ - thats the years supply you are seeing.


 did ya get a pic of the heart?  :hehehe:

 :eek:   I forgot all about it

damn!

but while i had the camera out taking a photo of Charlie and Kelly

I took a photo of that red manuka tree that is flowering

I always think it looks so pretty.

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/IMGP1957.jpg)

closer:

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/IMGP1955.jpg)

and a close up:
(rather like this photo, sometimes I surprise myself)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/IMGP1958.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Fri 15 January, 2010 - 10:14 pm
very nice.

so how do you store them?


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Fri 15 January, 2010 - 10:34 pm
old 44 gallon drums been modified

they have quite a few holes drilled into them, plus has a core down in the middle of the drum, again to keep it airated.

Once dug, you carefully dry then ie leave them in the sun for a while, then turned every single one of them over and leave them drying in the sun for a bit longer.

Then I start sorting according to size etc.

Stabbed ones go to one side for they will most likely rot.
Green ones go to another side ( turn them into seed potatoes)
tiny tiddlers goes to the pigs - (amazes me that people pay big money for those fiddly damned things)
small to med sized ones I tend to give away a lot of to family etc
and the rest and biggest ones I keep and put into the drums. (I got selfish after a while, figured bugger it, I do all the work)

They are kept in a cool shed, and the drums are lidded.


Just like they did in Granny's day.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Sat 16 January, 2010 - 07:34 am
 :ohok:
wow wwell done
lots of work


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 16 January, 2010 - 09:39 am
thanks pinky - it's all tummy motivated of course.
I'm glad its a life style choice rather than a necessity though or I'd be likely to grumble about doing things the hard way  :hehehe:


that's a lot of chips  :eek:


I should introduce you to meandog, you two would get on so well  :lmfao:  :eek:   

yep :lmao:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Sat 16 January, 2010 - 10:47 am
Who or what is meandog? :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Sat 16 January, 2010 - 12:11 pm
what he said   :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 16 January, 2010 - 12:34 pm
dan, wheres the delete button... just someone I know. :embarrassed:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 16 January, 2010 - 01:47 pm
:bored: my blueberries definitely haven't set fruit then :rant:

 :eek: I found some blueberries on my bushes





 :yeah:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 16 January, 2010 - 01:49 pm
hmmmm I must get a pick of my raspberries close up. They're budding when they shouldn't be  :hehehe:


 damn crazy seasons  :stunned:  Must be all that goat s**t ;)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sun 17 January, 2010 - 03:26 pm
Well my haul from the boxed spuds wasn't as good as I was hoping. But I can't complain. A few were rotten right at the bottom layer and many will be going to Collie's pigs if she wants them. But this lot will feed us for a few nights and I've still got a few tyres growing spuds that need harvesting soon and the garden row.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/SANY0001.jpg)




Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sun 17 January, 2010 - 06:30 pm
people pay a fortune for those baby spuds Scoobs, I'm told they are the best - we're just way too lazy here to bother.

if you want to fire them to our pigs then sure thing, they will happily gobble them up.

and honestly that looks like a pretty good haul to me - how many plants were there?



Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sun 17 January, 2010 - 06:55 pm
all you have to do with the babies is scrub and boil them whole  :eek:


or so I've heard  :embarrassed:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sun 17 January, 2010 - 07:36 pm
Don't like the skin  :embarrassed:

Can't remember how many plants Collie. It was quite a few. Probably too many actually for the space they were in. I think (from memory) was about 9 per box.

Finally got some pics of my raspberry plants too


(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/SANY0007.jpg)


(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/SANY0006.jpg)


(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/SANY0005.jpg)


And a partial pic of my pea patch  :-D  Next time, I'm gonna make the pea patch much much much bigger so I can sit out there and eat them straight from the pods!  :hehehe:

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/SANY0010.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sun 17 January, 2010 - 08:04 pm
wonderful!



I've tried raspberry plants here, but they either weren't in the right spot, or its too cold :bored:

my grape vine is growing, but I dunno if the season will be long enough :bored:

I have some beans runnering  :hehehe: and I think they are taking the pansies upwards with them


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 01:06 pm
Master 5 grew some tiny taters  :hehehe:

he'll be chuffed when he finds out  :lovesmile:

they have a part-time teacher who sets them up at the end of the year with veges - although why she chose, amongst other things, broad beans for them I'll never know  :stunned:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 01:08 pm
all you have to do with the babies is scrub and boil them whole  :eek:


or so I've heard  :embarrassed:

yep, you do, and they're delicious


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 01:09 pm
only with lots of butter  :monkey:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 01:11 pm
Don't like the skin  :embarrassed:

Can't remember how many plants Collie. It was quite a few. Probably too many actually for the space they were in. I think (from memory) was about 9 per box.

Finally got some pics of my raspberry plants too


(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/SANY0007.jpg)


(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/SANY0006.jpg)


(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/SANY0005.jpg)


And a partial pic of my pea patch  :-D  Next time, I'm gonna make the pea patch much much much bigger so I can sit out there and eat them straight from the pods!  :hehehe:

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/SANY0010.jpg)


but the skins the best bit :eek:

I love raspberries, well raspberry flavoured stuff anyway, don't know if I've tried them fresh


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 01:12 pm
only with lots of butter  :monkey:

I don't eat butter or marg, they're :vomit:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 01:22 pm
marg is disgusting (or atleast the idea of eating it is.)

I'm having a ham sandwich for lunch right now - Ilike butter but was too lazy to spread it on the bread -  so its a (big chunk of home cured ham between a couple of slices of bread.



scoobs, the skins peel off very easily after they are cooked too.

and those are very healthy looking raspberries you have there.

assuming this place is still going and if Stu will tell me where his new home is... Stu, after you've shifted I'll bring you a few raspberry plants, you can have your own, if you like?

Scoobs, I suggest you save some of those potatoes (either the ones I gave you or yours) as seed potatoes, chuck them loosely in a bag in the shed and forget about them, let them sprout.  Those planters, are still a great idea but I'd put maybe 3 potatoes in each one and give it another go, not too late to put some seed potatoes in now too for a late crop.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 02:18 pm
only with lots of butter  :monkey:

I don't eat butter or marg, they're :vomit:

Eat butter and like it, you bastard. Butter is my bread and butter. :p


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 03:25 pm
How about nah :p


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 03:42 pm
marg is disgusting (or atleast the idea of eating it is.)

I'm having a ham sandwich for lunch right now - Ilike butter but was too lazy to spread it on the bread -  so its a (big chunk of home cured ham between a couple of slices of bread.



scoobs, the skins peel off very easily after they are cooked too.

and those are very healthy looking raspberries you have there.

assuming this place is still going and if Stu will tell me where his new home is... Stu, after you've shifted I'll bring you a few raspberry plants, you can have your own, if you like?

Scoobs, I suggest you save some of those potatoes (either the ones I gave you or yours) as seed potatoes, chuck them loosely in a bag in the shed and forget about them, let them sprout.  Those planters, are still a great idea but I'd put maybe 3 potatoes in each one and give it another go, not too late to put some seed potatoes in now too for a late crop.

that would be really good, will have to see where we go though, we're planning on renting a new house rather than buying again, so it will depend on the property, landlord etc.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 04:16 pm
scoobs, the skins peel off very easily after they are cooked too.

and those are very healthy looking raspberries you have there.

Scoobs, I suggest you save some of those potatoes (either the ones I gave you or yours) as seed potatoes, chuck them loosely in a bag in the shed and forget about them, let them sprout.  Those planters, are still a great idea but I'd put maybe 3 potatoes in each one and give it another go, not too late to put some seed potatoes in now too for a late crop.

Guess what I been doin' :P  :hehehe:  And yup, this time, there is only 3 in the box. And a quite a few in the shed to sprout. Okies, I'll give the little ones a go. Even if I don't like them, maybe the kids will  :hehehe:

When do I know when yams are ready to pull out?

Oh and I thought I'd try something different (for me) and plant some seedlings in amongst the flower gardens and see what happens. And got some more seeds planted in their pots.

I've never grown raspberries before, so how long away will it be before they're edible? And I reckon it's the goat S**t that's making them that happy  :hehehe: Didn't realise they grew so high!  :eek:


So many questions!  :stunned:



Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 08:10 pm
ok well, I gots brave and tried eating them with the skin on (lathered in butter of course) and yup, they were nice. Sorry piggies. You nots gonna get them after all  :hehehe:  Only Miss 5 didn't like them, so those are pretty good odds  :-D


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 08:12 pm
ok well, I gots brave and tried eating them with the skin on (lathered in butter of course) and yup, they were nice.

Butter = happy food. :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 08:20 pm
 :hehehe:  we just won't mention the calories eh *says she who is munching on chocolate right now*    :embarrassed:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 08:25 pm
scoobs, the skins peel off very easily after they are cooked too.

and those are very healthy looking raspberries you have there.

Scoobs, I suggest you save some of those potatoes (either the ones I gave you or yours) as seed potatoes, chuck them loosely in a bag in the shed and forget about them, let them sprout.  Those planters, are still a great idea but I'd put maybe 3 potatoes in each one and give it another go, not too late to put some seed potatoes in now too for a late crop.

Guess what I been doin' :P  :hehehe:  And yup, this time, there is only 3 in the box. And a quite a few in the shed to sprout. Okies, I'll give the little ones a go. Even if I don't like them, maybe the kids will  :hehehe:

When do I know when yams are ready to pull out? yams are not ready till very nearly mid winter.


Oh and I thought I'd try something different (for me) and plant some seedlings in amongst the flower gardens and see what happens. And got some more seeds planted in their pots. what kind of seedlings, you mean veges?

I've never grown raspberries before, so how long away will it be before they're edible? And I reckon it's the goat S**t that's making them that happy  :hehehe: Didn't realise they grew so high!  :eek:  

They can grow MUCH higher than that, I've seen one that I'd given away that liked its situation so much that it was 3 mtrs long.. now THAT surprised me as it was also covered in fruit.  They are ready to eat when they are plump and red (raspberry red even)   :hehehe:   also they will pull off the core easily, it'll be atleast a month before those flowers  become fruit, so they aren't really ahead of time by all that much.

So many questions!  :stunned:



did I miss anything?


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 08:27 pm
:hehehe:  we just won't mention the calories eh *says she who is munching on chocolate right now*    :embarrassed:


Butter has no calories. :ok:  It must be true, you just read it on the net.


And what is chocolate made from? Cocoa BEANS! Beans = vegetables.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 08:29 pm
Wow - taties look fab.

Ummm I have done nothing in the garden except keep the weeds at bay.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 08:34 pm
butter is a well known cure for allsorts of things, especially when used on cheese sandwiches :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 08:35 pm
scoobs, the skins peel off very easily after they are cooked too.

and those are very healthy looking raspberries you have there.

Scoobs, I suggest you save some of those potatoes (either the ones I gave you or yours) as seed potatoes, chuck them loosely in a bag in the shed and forget about them, let them sprout.  Those planters, are still a great idea but I'd put maybe 3 potatoes in each one and give it another go, not too late to put some seed potatoes in now too for a late crop.

Guess what I been doin' :P  :hehehe:  And yup, this time, there is only 3 in the box. And a quite a few in the shed to sprout. Okies, I'll give the little ones a go. Even if I don't like them, maybe the kids will  :hehehe:

When do I know when yams are ready to pull out? yams are not ready till very nearly mid winter.


Oh and I thought I'd try something different (for me) and plant some seedlings in amongst the flower gardens and see what happens. And got some more seeds planted in their pots. what kind of seedlings, you mean veges?

I've never grown raspberries before, so how long away will it be before they're edible? And I reckon it's the goat S**t that's making them that happy  :hehehe: Didn't realise they grew so high!  :eek:  

They can grow MUCH higher than that, I've seen one that I'd given away that liked its situation so much that it was 3 mtrs long.. now THAT surprised me as it was also covered in fruit.  They are ready to eat when they are plump and red (raspberry red even)   :hehehe:   also they will pull off the core easily, it'll be atleast a month before those flowers  become fruit, so they aren't really ahead of time by all that much.

So many questions!  :stunned:



did I miss anything?
:lmfao:  nope. me thinks you got it all :ok: :ty:  :hehehe:

and yup. the seedling are veges. don't ask what kind. can't remember what I planted  :embarrassed:  :hehehe:  Oh and thought I'd give it a shot at growing a lettuce inside (in a planter pot) - see how that goes too.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 09:57 pm
I reckon if it doesn't need polinating you've got a fair shot at it growing indoors  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 10:08 pm
butter is a well known cure for allsorts of things, especially when used on cheese sandwiches :ok:

I've never heard that, good thing I have a stronger immune system than butter eaters eh :p


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 10:24 pm
stu, you remember the last time you started crowing about your superior immune system?














you very promptly got sick  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 10:27 pm
I don't remember that, must have been somebody else :p


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 10:55 pm
I remember it too - be careful Stu  :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 10:56 pm
I reckon if it doesn't need polinating you've got a fair shot at it growing indoors  :hehehe:
:jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 10:58 pm
I remember it too - be careful Stu  :eek:

link please? :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 11:01 pm
Gawd! It was a while ago and I'm too lazy to search  :p  But it did happen :monkey:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 11:06 pm
But I don't get sick, well I did in 2008 and 2004, so I probably won't again until 2012, but then the world's ending then anyway :embarrassed:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 11:14 pm
bollacks   :lmfao: :p  you were sick sometime last year with the flu




Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Stu on Mon 18 January, 2010 - 11:17 pm
 :shakehead: I didn't get the flu last year, last time was November 2008 when I gave up smoking :p


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Tue 19 January, 2010 - 12:01 am
But I don't get sick, well I did in 2008 and 2004, so I probably won't again until 2012, but then the world's ending then anyway :embarrassed:

only if we run out of butter.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 23 January, 2010 - 07:29 pm
My first teeny pea harvest  :hehehe:  And some strawberries. The big ones are the ones that Collie gave me. The little ones were the ones that were here when I moved in. I'm picking around this many each day at the moment  :-D

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/SANY0002.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Sat 23 January, 2010 - 07:46 pm
Looking good


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 23 January, 2010 - 07:57 pm
Not bad for a townhouse eh Cyl  :hehehe: 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Sat 23 January, 2010 - 10:25 pm
i picked some nice large strawberries to day 
taste very nice    :jump:

tomatoes are slowly getting there


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Tue 26 January, 2010 - 07:55 am
just getting our strawberries back to edible after a fungus attack here Pinky... they beat bought ones hands down, don't they


and I swear my tomatoes will NEVER ripen, or so it seems, so close yet still so far.   :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Sat 30 January, 2010 - 09:57 pm
i have some tomatoes ready i can't belive it   :jump:  :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Mon 22 February, 2010 - 09:19 pm
well home from the holiday and the garden is still a live  :jump:

had to pick tomatoes 2 big containeers of cherry tomatoes 

and they all need steaking again looks like a jungle


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 22 February, 2010 - 09:23 pm
:woohoo:  that's a big relief for you!  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 22 February, 2010 - 09:31 pm
My strawberry patch is getting a bit crowded  :hehehe:  Time to expand me finks  :eek:

This is only half of it. And it's a jungle in there  :splat:

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Garden/SANY0003.jpg)


Got lots of runners happening with no place to go. So will have to do something about that  :hehehe:

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Garden/SANY0004.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Garden/SANY0005.jpg)

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z232/scoobydo_album/Garden/SANY0006.jpg)



And I got my first raspberries a couple of days ago and some more today  :yeah:




Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Tue 23 February, 2010 - 07:54 pm
looks like a great strewberry patch


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Tue 23 February, 2010 - 08:04 pm
well home from the holiday and the garden is still a live  :jump:

had to pick tomatoes 2 big containeers of cherry tomatoes 

and they all need steaking again looks like a jungle

see worried too much  :hehehe:

good score though!  :ok:


I've neglected my garden during all that rain - threw two huge broccolie heads to the chooks because they grew too damned fast and were past it by the time I next looked

pfffft


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 6 March, 2010 - 11:07 am
first attempt at growing Russian Giant sunflowers  :jump: fudge they're tall  :eek:

last week. the top rail of the dog run they are against is 2metres high  :eek:
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/DSC00189.jpg)

today, just when I thought they couldn't get any taller....(the tallest ones must be at least a good 7 1/2 ft  :eek: )
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/DSC00192.jpg)



and I just read in our local rag that one of the primary schools has grown a hectare of sunflowers as a fundraising project  :yeah:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 6 March, 2010 - 11:15 am
very pretty!!!  :-D

And a hectare of sunflowers would be an amazing sight!  :ohok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 6 March, 2010 - 11:18 am
 :monkey: I'm definitely going to plant more next year. Might have to get a cockatiel or 5 to eat all the seeds  :hehehe:

actually I want to try and dehusk them, cause I use so much in cooking  :eek:



here's the little strip of garden growing well - some plants are dying off, but others are still coming away  :jump:
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/DSC00191.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 6 March, 2010 - 11:24 am
You've got it looking very pretty out there Raven. Onya :ok:

I kept bags full of seeds from the place I grew them before I came to this town. They're still sitting in their bags 4yrs later. Wonder if they're still any good.  :embarrassed:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PaganRaven on Sat 6 March, 2010 - 05:22 pm
I made an amazing discovery in the garden today  :eek:

I saw a wee flash of red, and thought the flower was so small it must be a weed, but upon closer inspection, its a dear wee poppy  :lovecouple:
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/DSC00194.jpg)

measured against my thumb
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/DSC00195.jpg)

camera usually does a better job than this, but:
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m69/celticshyunicorn/DSC00196.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Tue 25 May, 2010 - 10:42 am
:bored: I miss my gardens


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Tue 25 May, 2010 - 03:10 pm
 :jump:
how pretty

it is to wet to go out in our garden


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: bethune on Fri 29 April, 2011 - 06:30 pm
Tackling a very old overgrown rosebush in a back corner...is HUGE...hasn't been pruned for years...have found a good sized garden underneath...potential for some new planting there...is damp though and on a slope...maybe a good spot for natives?


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Fri 29 April, 2011 - 06:44 pm
any spot is always a good spot for natives


 :monkey:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: deerdog on Wed 28 September, 2011 - 10:25 pm
 :angel:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Thu 29 September, 2011 - 08:48 pm
My father is a keen gardener and I joked with him last week that he could take over my garden, I will pay for everything and he could keep busy hehe (retired now). 

He told me today he is going for it.  :cited: 



Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Thu 29 September, 2011 - 09:33 pm
 :ohok:

lucky you

:ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Thu 29 September, 2011 - 09:43 pm
I know but I had better give him the budget.   :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Thu 29 September, 2011 - 10:00 pm
a million dollars for strawberries :cited:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Fri 30 September, 2011 - 08:05 pm
I can't stand not having a garden any more. Now that my leg is fixed, we're moving house to a place where I can garden again. :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lux on Fri 30 September, 2011 - 08:35 pm
a million dollars for strawberries :cited:

5 dollars a kilo at Brisbane market...the first ones, big, fat and juicy...just how I like them :D


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: bethune on Sun 16 October, 2011 - 05:34 pm
The garden is growing very well at the mo...things budding and blooming...trimming it all back to scratch was just what it needed :yeah:
And it's soooo good to get out in the fresh air and sunshine...
Just need to add some more colour...


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Mon 17 October, 2011 - 08:12 pm
My father is a keen gardener and I joked with him last week that he could take over my garden, I will pay for everything and he could keep busy hehe (retired now). 

He told me today he is going for it.  :cited: 




 :jump:
that's cool


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Fri 21 October, 2011 - 10:58 pm
He has not started yet Pinky - I am getting a bit worried.   :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Sat 22 October, 2011 - 08:02 pm
He has not started yet Pinky - I am getting a bit worried.   :eek:

you might need to give a hint
ask him when he is coming over so you can leave a yummy morning tea
might give him a hint

 :hehehe: 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lilibeth on Mon 24 October, 2011 - 07:51 pm
I am now the proud owner of an acre. My sweetheart and I finally have the time to do a lot of subtraction, the previous owners did not take of the land. A prime example is us finding buried cigarette in a raised garden bed!

My snow peas are producing already and my lettuces are starting to take off.

My darling did some serious pruning today, we found a small but determined citris tree that had been blacked out by some monstrous weeds.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Meggy on Tue 25 October, 2011 - 06:06 pm
Wow it's amazing how things in the garden change. I've just been going through some old photos. Here's our lavender hedge at the back from a couple of years ago before the dogs wrecked it  :eek: I pulled it out and planted rosemary about 14 months ago which is quickly becoming a hedge. You can also see the sickly looking yellow yukka  :hehehe:  that has now become  huge and green.
 

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/meggybyte68/springgarden08003.jpg)


 (http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/meggybyte68/S6302076.jpg)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Thu 27 October, 2011 - 07:36 pm
looks nice and very tidy


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Sat 29 October, 2011 - 01:10 pm
I wish mine looked nice and tidy. 

A winter of neglect and still no dad here.   :eek:   OMG I may have to do it myself. 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lilibeth on Fri 4 November, 2011 - 06:02 am
Try putting 'man traps' around the garden. These could consist of bottles of a nice lager or beer. If you find these traps unsuccessful you could try going for a bacon and egg pie bribe.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Bored on Fri 4 November, 2011 - 10:11 am
My dog would enjoy all of those 'man traps'


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: PINKY on Sat 5 November, 2011 - 08:03 pm
I wish mine looked nice and tidy. 

A winter of neglect and still no dad here.   :eek:   OMG I may have to do it myself. 


 :fortune:

your dad will come when ypu have done a good portion




 :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Sun 6 November, 2011 - 10:20 am
I did some earlier today and will do another bit.  Have nearly filled the garden bin.   :eek:   

I might ask him to come garden shopping with me next weekend - hehe hint hint.  Yes that is my plan.  He did make me some of his amazing meatballs so I can't complain.  They are all packaged off and in the freezer. 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lux on Sun 6 November, 2011 - 11:40 am
I wish mine looked nice and tidy. 

A winter of neglect and still no dad here.   :eek:   OMG I may have to do it myself. 

I was thinking  :thinking: what say you get your Dad to make a treasure hunt in the garden for you...a shoe here...a shoe there...and you weed your way around finding all the treasure!  :-D


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Sun 6 November, 2011 - 03:08 pm
 :eek:   Umm you know what?  I think you are on to something there.   :lmfao:   I would do that in a heartbeat. 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Sun 6 November, 2011 - 04:17 pm
We got our new garden last week, going to need some serious weed control before we can start planting.

Looking forward to making some new outdoor furrniture. :yeah:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lilibeth on Wed 9 November, 2011 - 07:40 pm
Grumpy- what an awesome skill to have. Do you have a picture of your work handy?


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Wed 9 November, 2011 - 08:57 pm
Haven't made anything for a while,

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/nakisaurus/DSCF2145.jpg)

This was a commission  for a well-established rose garden.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Wed 9 November, 2011 - 09:53 pm
excellent!
all rose gardens need to be kept behind a roller door
:ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Thu 10 November, 2011 - 05:12 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/nakisaurus/rollsroyce-1.jpg)

roller doors? :p


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Sun 13 November, 2011 - 10:28 pm
Well the getting my dad to the garden center to help pick plants worked.  He turned up this morning with his gardening tools and the transformation began.

Early days yet but wow we moved dirt, trimmed trees, planted plants and I broke a nail.

He said he will flick over during the week while I am at work to do more.  :cited:  I better buy him a fab gift. 

I purchased 16 bags of compost - I have two left.   :eek:   I ended up with more trees   :embarrassed:   

We only did the front part.....have not touched around the back or the side yikes. 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lux on Mon 14 November, 2011 - 07:13 am
Cool! We did some gardening yesterday too, we bought a punnet of strawberries from the supermarket and planted some in the strawberry patch - to give the growing ones time to grow - little guy was very happy to be able to pick strawberries yesterday that weren't green.  :woohoo:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: The Fat Controller™ on Mon 14 November, 2011 - 01:18 pm
:lmfao:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Fri 25 November, 2011 - 08:10 pm
that is too cute Lux   :hehehe:




today I planted:

potatoes
peas
carrots
tomatoes
sweetcorn
beetroot
green beans
yellow butter beans
cauliflower
broccoli
red cabbage
green ordinary cabbage
red onions
ordinary onions
chives
spring onions
celery
spinach
lettuce
zucchini
cucumber
...think that was all

Tired now.

 :strange:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Fri 25 November, 2011 - 08:20 pm
and all that in the 4x6 plot behind the shed  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Fri 25 November, 2011 - 10:28 pm
eeer no



 :p

not even remotely that small


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: bethune on Fri 25 November, 2011 - 11:00 pm
been to the garden centre.

Had a wee spend.

Got 14 natives, short, tall, verigated etc. Lots of colour.

When this friggin wind disappears, gunna be busy planting along the back fence.
It's grey brick and unstained wood. Colourless and boring.

Thing is, I got home with me 14 natives and realised that's not going to be enuf!

They're going to love me at the garden centre. :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 26 November, 2011 - 10:56 am
I used to have a native tree back fence line - they grow  :eek:



chances are 14 ARE enough and whats more in 5 years time will look glorious.
How many mitres is your fence line?


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: bethune on Sat 26 November, 2011 - 11:58 am
not quite 32 m.

all that's up there so far is 2 lonely looking roses and a small garden in the corner that I've cleared a triffid-like rose from.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 26 November, 2011 - 12:17 pm
without knowing what you have chosen, while it will look patheticly sparce at this stage, pretty sure it wont stay that way.

What I did was plant in grasses, native hibiscus etc inbetween to kind of fill the gaps.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: bethune on Mon 28 November, 2011 - 12:22 am
Planted the veges  - now just waiting for the neighbourhood cats to use the plot as their toilet.  :hobo:
The cayenne pepper  will be coming in handy :monkey:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Mon 28 November, 2011 - 05:39 pm
Planted the veges  - now just waiting for the neighbourhood cats to use the plot as their toilet.  :hobo:
The cayenne pepper  will be coming in handy :monkey:

Sweet and sour sauce goes better with cat meat. :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 28 November, 2011 - 06:59 pm
 :hehehe:



 :devilangel: you been channelling Dab??


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Mon 28 November, 2011 - 09:01 pm
Nope the cat's being a little s**t tonight.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Mon 28 November, 2011 - 09:06 pm
how does it grow?
it doesn't! everything is slow and stunted this year.
bought some plants from the garden center with some
growth on, so they might have a chance


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 28 November, 2011 - 09:07 pm
plants dont like earthquakes either



not one little bit


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Mon 28 November, 2011 - 09:08 pm
bastard birds here are feral, Dahlias, courgettes, pumpkin, peas, all eaten down to bare stalks.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 28 November, 2011 - 09:11 pm
 :eek:   bird pies


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Coach on Mon 28 November, 2011 - 09:17 pm
I tried strapping the cat to an RC helicopter to chase them, it ended badly.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: bethune on Tue 29 November, 2011 - 11:47 pm
chatting gardens with the new neighbour. He's a youngin'...must be 85 plus...retired pastor.
I used the word "hell" in conversation  :eek:  then apologised for saying it :oops:
He laughed and said he used to be a farmer and had his own dogs...and there was nothing puritan about what he used to say to them :hehehe:
Good sort eh.


Got started on planting the natives...have dug up a beer can, a few rusty nails...and a s**t load of stones. :hobo: 
Is going to be a nice display :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Thu 1 December, 2011 - 08:11 pm
My plan worked - dad has been over the last couple of weekends and again tomorrow.  He has done so much (with me helping as well).....still only on the front but it is looking good.   When it is finished .... photo time.  :cited:  I think my thumb is slowly turning green :cited:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Thu 1 December, 2011 - 09:13 pm
oh well done you!!!


you would as pretty as a picture all right

 cute as gardening gloves and in your townie high heeled shoes in the garden


 :lmfao:

sooo wanna see that pic


I in 2 days (not consecutive) have cleaned up two horse paddocks, cleaned out two troughs, so they have lovely fresh and lean water again, filled the wheely bin twice with bits of junk and rubbish, cleaned up the orchad, removing a trailer load of branches and weed trees - pepper trees and wooly nightshade.  Mown the grass and if I say so myself is looking mighty tidy (in comparison atleast)  


And today cleaned up the front section / gardens - two trailer loads of weeds and prunings and spent plants ... oh and canna lillys that were taking over one area, removed a heap of them.

and I'm knackered
but tomorrow I need to clean up the cleaning up


 :strange:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lux on Fri 2 December, 2011 - 06:53 am
 :eek:  I picked 3 dandelions out of my blue corner garden. Section is 2 years old so my gardens are a bit sparse at the moment.

I think we planted spinach at the wrong time as it is going to seed, the kids love spinach and I throw it in just about everything I make - but it's not going to work this time of the year - I'm sure the last lot I planted was towards winter because I had a great crop all winter. Ah well My Nan always said when she came visiting and met me at my front door holding onto a bunch of weeds that I didn't have much of a green finger - which is a little bit embarrassing because all my grands and my parents are fantastic gardeners.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Fri 2 December, 2011 - 08:17 am

 :idea:
yellow looks good with blue, lux


 :hehehe:

and look on the bright side, with all those clever gardeners around you, you dont need to be

 :p


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lux on Fri 2 December, 2011 - 12:14 pm
Sounds like you have a great garden binty. I could almost smell country when reading your post. :)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Fri 2 December, 2011 - 07:09 pm
thanks lux

it isnt anything special, but it is all mine

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/P1000376.jpg)

 front garden / lawn

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/P1000380.jpg)

from the other direction



out the back

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/P1000359.jpg)




and one very small vege garden

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/P1000384.jpg)

not much to see as seeds are still popping up and the plants are babies ...but hey - they grow


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lux on Fri 2 December, 2011 - 07:35 pm
That's an awesome garden, love the big old trees and the pretty pink flowers hanging down in the front, the animals must love it at your place :)

Looks like good soil you have there too and fertiliser to go! Love it.





Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Fri 2 December, 2011 - 07:40 pm
everything thrives here
(except for pesky possums if I have a gun in my hands)

kinda organic by accident - the only fertiliser I use as such, is the compost we make on the farm.

but thank you
it's a nice wee spot of paradise


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lux on Thu 8 December, 2011 - 02:13 pm
how does it grow?
it doesn't! everything is slow and stunted this year.
bought some plants from the garden center with some
growth on, so they might have a chance

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake/news/article.cfm?c_id=1502981&objectid=10771302

You might have to import from the North Island until things have well and truly settled.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Butterfly Angel on Mon 19 December, 2011 - 01:52 am
 :'-(  Garden got totaled by the rain in taranaki, was looking so pretty before the bastard upstairs pee'ed all over it.   :shakehead:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Thu 5 January, 2012 - 06:58 pm
I just had another lettuce from the garden tonight plus made a dressing with the coriander.  I so have my first belt in green thumb land.  :cited:

I also hoed the vege garden today.  I can't say I had a hoeing time but no more weeds.  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lux on Fri 6 January, 2012 - 09:57 am
Beetroot must be just about ready to plunder, excited about that, didn't realise it was so easy to grow, have had lots of yummy fat strawberries - so can thank the rain for that, lettuces, silverbeet, butter beans, all thriving, pulled the spinach will plant some more for the winter - I ain't hoeing in my garden my vege box isn't big enough  :hehehe: .


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cylllyyy cylindra on Fri 6 January, 2012 - 10:38 am
I adore beetroot.  Mine is not ready yet but my dad keeps sending some of his around.  I even love it raw (grated)....yum. 

My girlfriend who is over from England was like....you have veges and they are actually growing!   :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Fri 6 January, 2012 - 11:51 am
been making juicies to drink - watermelon, beetroot, raspberries and apple
stunning red colour and delicious.

Raw of course


and well done cylly

and Lux its a vege that will grow in the winter time too (just slower)

The triffids have taken over here again in my absence so I'm beating them into submission, almost got my vege garden all weeded so i can plant a new succesion of plants so I have a continuous supply coming ready to eat.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: cathy on Fri 6 January, 2012 - 12:14 pm
my husband does the vege garden and I do the flower gardens.

I love the colour and fragrance and being able to pick flowers to bring inside.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: bethune on Wed 12 December, 2012 - 11:21 am
Would grow better if the neighbourhood cats didn't use it as a friggin toilet :-@


After watering this morning...used a liberal sprinkling of cayenne pepper :eek:

Shall be listening for sneezing pussies  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Wed 12 December, 2012 - 11:35 pm


Shall be listening for sneezing pussies  :hehehe:


 :eek:       :tmi:      :ignore:      :lmfao:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: bethune on Mon 13 May, 2013 - 01:08 am
My new garden grows quite well.

Lovely white standard roses out the front, red at the back.

Lots of violet as ground cover and grannys bonnet popping up everywhere.

Even some grape hyacinth here and there, a couple of lilac trees and a big section of irises.

Lots of shades of purple but at least it's not bloody pink  :hobo:

The owner is not a prissy fiddly gardener so no tears spilt about things dying off or needing pruning.

There's a LARGE apricot tree in the middle of the back section which is currently shedding it's leaves so theres lots of green and gold colour everywhere. Luvly stuff.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Sat 13 July, 2013 - 08:17 pm
Today I got all my fruit trees pruned - some a little harsher than others, but as most are only 2-3 years old, I'm hoping that this will mean a really good crop of fruit this year
Also got the first wee green noses up through the dirt in the little greenhouse for my vegetable self sufficiency project...  Odells lettuce and tree lettuce!  Will pop into the Clevedon markets tomorrow to see if Running Brook Seeds have anything new and interesting - also need to get a bucket o mushrooms!

Hey Collie - how are your Mushrooms doing? 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lux on Sat 13 July, 2013 - 08:23 pm
She's quite lucid at the moment so I'd say they're growing poorly.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Re-instated Gov on Sat 13 July, 2013 - 10:44 pm
 :hahaha:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Sun 14 July, 2013 - 06:27 pm
Awwwwwwwwwwww

If anyone can make mushrooms grow, it's that Gal! :angel:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sun 14 July, 2013 - 07:46 pm
She's quite lucid at the moment so I'd say they're growing poorly.

:slap:



 :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sun 14 July, 2013 - 07:46 pm
Awwwwwwwwwwww

If anyone can make mushrooms grow, it's that Gal! :angel:


eerrr I'm not so sure i want to answer now   :embarrassed:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Sun 14 July, 2013 - 07:50 pm
giggles

Ooh Collie - got me some white strawberry seeds today - yum yum yum!!!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lux on Sun 14 July, 2013 - 08:03 pm
 :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sun 14 July, 2013 - 10:11 pm
giggles

Ooh Collie - got me some white strawberry seeds today - yum yum yum!!!


 :rolleyes:   you grow the seeds not eat them!!!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 09:59 am
 :bow:

Thou art the Garden Queen....



 :hehehe:



 :hug:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 11:16 am
 :hehehe: cheeky bint


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 11:41 am
my mushies

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/P1010398_zps2e373b98.jpg)[/URL]


(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/P1010399_zpsa1b51313.jpg)[/URL]


 :-D


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 12:51 pm
Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!!!

I saw some oyster mushroom dowels advertised at Koanga for $32


 :thinking:    Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinking....


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 01:26 pm
dont think - just DOEEET    :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 01:52 pm
Ya Ya - I have printed the info, and will talk with himself tonight

Am thinking the area behind the green shed stays nice and mo*st all year round, so that might be a good spot for some doweled logs...?  Oyster, s**take and a couple of others...  Mmmmmmmmm

Little seedies are planted in the greenhouse to get them started nice and early, and I have little rows of lettuces which have popped up  - all very exciting for the middle of winter!  Once they're properly soaked, I'll start a whole patch of blue peas so that they're ready to go out in spring too.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 01:53 pm
 :eek:   moist eh    :lmfao:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 02:00 pm
um.. yes. yes, good idea.   :monkey: yes.



my winter crop  everything in miniature - if i stay here though, the soil will be fantastic for growing next year, all the horse s**t and compost i incorporated into it - looks lusciously rich now, and has big fat worms working it

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa5/Countrycollie/P1010383_zps4a85c134.jpg)



still got broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, peas, beans carrots (btw those veges are red carrots, yams and kumera in that photo along with the pumpkin) and beetroot growing in my little garden plots.
Grew a heap of tomatoes from a single plant and turned most of them into a yummy chutney ... not too bad for a transient



Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 02:09 pm
Ooooooh Beautiful!

I've just made up some more sauerkraut - one with caraway seeds, one with cumin seeds, so we'll see how they both turn out.  Got to play with the new food processor to shred the cabbage, and BOY does it work a treat!  Will know in 7-10 days how good it is - just used salt, no whey this time.

I've just come in from planting 6 different types of seeds - from vanilla passionfruit to stinging nettles - so will see how much pops up.  Have planted some balm of gilead too, so if you want seedlings later on, let me know - brilliant stuff for nasal and sinus congestion.

My plan is to be totally self sufficient for eggs, chicken, fruit and vegetables by the end of the year.   :jump:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Lux on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 03:47 pm
You girls are awesome, I wish I had the time to put in the effort and get more clued up about the garden scene, I like reading in here.  :ok:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 06:27 pm
it actually takes very little effort if you know what youre doing.

I have found down this way - the weeding has been practically non existent - was too dry for weeds and weeding is what always takes the most time, so I've been as pleased as punch.  I have 'made' my soil (it was sand) by incorporating bought compost and horse poo mixed into the sand (with some nitraphoska - blood and bone would have been as good if not better, but that wasnt readily available 

With fresh soil as such - no build up of weed seeds and 9 months later that mix has broken down into a fabulous looking mix, the plants are VERY healthy and no weeds.  Come spring, if I am still here that mix will give me a brilliant harvest.  All i've done is bought a few vege seedlings about every 6 weeks, and that has given me a succession of fresh veges.

WE could talk you through it step by step if you want Lux, it is really very simple, like anything, once you know how.


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 06:30 pm
Ooooooh Beautiful!

I've just made up some more sauerkraut - one with caraway seeds, one with cumin seeds, so we'll see how they both turn out.  Got to play with the new food processor to shred the cabbage, and BOY does it work a treat!  Will know in 7-10 days how good it is - just used salt, no whey this time.

I've just come in from planting 6 different types of seeds - from vanilla passionfruit to stinging nettles - so will see how much pops up.  Have planted some balm of gilead too, so if you want seedlings later on, let me know - brilliant stuff for nasal and sinus congestion.

My plan is to be totally self sufficient for eggs, chicken, fruit and vegetables by the end of the year.   :jump:

you can keep the suuerkraut  :vomit:

and ive got a bone to pick with you - that wine was $1.00 DEARER at NW    :watching:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 06:38 pm
Whaaaaaaat??  Not up here it ain't!  Was just in NW two days ago and it was $9.99 - at Countdown today it was $23.99!!!

Nah - Sauerkraut has a bad rep, but is actually really good!  Good for you too, but don't tell anyone I said that

Ooooooooooh - just took Hubby out to see the wee baby lettuces in the greenhouse - I have about 4 varieties which have popped up nicely, so should cover off when the ones I have in the garden have done their dash.

Is it time for wine yet??


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 08:14 pm
Whaaaaaaat??  Not up here it ain't!  Was just in NW two days ago and it was $9.99 - at Countdown today it was $23.99!!!

Nah - Sauerkraut has a bad rep, but is actually really good!  Good for you too, but don't tell anyone I said that

Ooooooooooh - just took Hubby out to see the wee baby lettuces in the greenhouse - I have about 4 varieties which have popped up nicely, so should cover off when the ones I have in the garden have done their dash.

Is it time for wine yet??
PERFECT TIMING, RIGHT NOW  oops caps   :hehehe:

Cheers

 :redwine:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Mon 15 July, 2013 - 08:30 pm
 :lovesmile:

Chin Chin Dahlilnk!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Tue 16 July, 2013 - 02:07 pm
Little early spud garden is now weeded - if I can only keep it under control for another 2 months I can put the early Xmas Spuds in there!  Beautiful soil, weeds just popped out like nobodies business!

Tons of self seeded silverbeet too - so either we or the chooks will feast well on that!

 :angel:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Tue 16 July, 2013 - 02:25 pm
..chook food - make great eggs to eat  :-D


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Tue 16 July, 2013 - 03:02 pm
 :embarrassed:

My silverbeet is now scared...


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Thu 18 July, 2013 - 10:58 am
That wee bag of dried peas I bought at the supermarket the other day for $2 has given me about 2l of sprouted peas!!!  Now I need to get these babies into the garden!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 26 July, 2013 - 05:22 pm
Starting from scratch again again I am I is :stunned:

Leaving garden trails behind me  :hehehe:


Planted a lemon tree the other day and I've started moving compost to the area I'm going to plant in. Am going to the local river to collect rocks to make the garden edging.

Project in progress :ok:  When there's something to photograph, I'll do that  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Fri 26 July, 2013 - 06:20 pm
 :blowkiss:

Can't wait to see your efforts hun!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Fri 26 July, 2013 - 08:26 pm
It's barren with the rotting  remains of last summer in it. I needs some serious work..  soon!


any volunteers ??    :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Fri 26 July, 2013 - 08:55 pm
Sure! Will ya feed and house me and the whanau?  :devil:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Fri 26 July, 2013 - 09:17 pm
why not, we have two empty rooms.   :p


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sat 27 July, 2013 - 12:02 am
That doesn't include the dog houses!  :devilangel:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Brain on Sat 27 July, 2013 - 12:20 am
plus the dog houses, and collies bus  :p


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sat 27 July, 2013 - 01:09 am
 :lmfao:

I see I've already been co opted onto the job

you lot should see my bucket of mushrooms now ... it mushroomed   :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Sat 27 July, 2013 - 01:38 pm
 :lovesmile:

Clever Chickie!


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sun 28 July, 2013 - 05:40 pm
We'll catch a ride on your bus down there collie  (h) 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Sun 28 July, 2013 - 06:46 pm
We'll catch a ride on your bus down there collie  (h) 

You're gonna ride the Collie Bus to her Mushroom bucket??....

*Faints...


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Sun 28 July, 2013 - 11:21 pm
We'll catch a ride on your bus down there collie  (h) 

its got 6 seat belts

but you should ask Kibbled Angel about taking a ride in the back of the bus with me ... seems she thought it was a bit ....wild  :hehehe:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Mon 29 July, 2013 - 09:58 am
 
We'll catch a ride on your bus down there collie  (h) 

its got 6 seat belts

but you should ask Kibbled Angel about taking a ride in the back of the bus with me ... seems she thought it was a bit ....wild  :hehehe:

 (h)


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 29 July, 2013 - 10:18 am
 :lmao:  It'll keep the whanau entertained

Or needing to go toilet - a LOT  :eek:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sun 11 August, 2013 - 03:20 pm
Got the spuds planted  :yeah:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Weevilgenius on Sun 11 August, 2013 - 04:50 pm
my sister's new rescue dog in Canada helped herself to her seedling potatoes and buried them...

My sister only realised when 5 new patches of taties started cropping up in her garden...

They're growing better than her ones  :hehehe:  :lmfao:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Sun 11 August, 2013 - 06:38 pm
 :lmao:  cleva dog!  O0


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Mon 12 August, 2013 - 08:48 pm
my sister's new rescue dog in Canada helped herself to her seedling potatoes and buried them...

My sister only realised when 5 new patches of taties started cropping up in her garden...

They're growing better than her ones  :hehehe:  :lmfao:

BRILLIANT!!! :hi5:   Very clever Dog!!!

My Spuddies in bags in the greenhouse are to the top of the bag, so have to bury them again tomorrow - and hopefully they'll be ready for Sept 21 - Spring Equinox BBQ at my place!  Will have half a cow on the BBQ, (local from down the road) and the rest sourced from my garden and unheated but still very warm greenhouse.

*hops madly from one foot to the other for all the delicious goodies from my garden - INCLUDING SPINACH!!!

 :splat:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: IceQueen on Mon 12 August, 2013 - 09:15 pm
 :grimace2:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Tue 13 August, 2013 - 09:14 am
 :angel:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Tue 13 August, 2013 - 07:26 pm
my sister's new rescue dog in Canada helped herself to her seedling potatoes and buried them...

My sister only realised when 5 new patches of taties started cropping up in her garden...

They're growing better than her ones  :hehehe:  :lmfao:

Handy dog!!!     :bow:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Tue 13 August, 2013 - 07:29 pm
know those mushrooms in a bucket that i was growing under my kitchen table?    :embarrassed:

well they've turned into triffid mushies

the size of my bread and butter plates



 :eek:


 

the mycelium has taken over even the compost topping, criss crossing it with white threads - it smells all ... fungal  ... and moist

 :eek:




:cited:

Mushroom soup for lunch tomorrow 


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Wed 14 August, 2013 - 10:13 am
Damn- if you were closer we could dehydrate some in the dehydrator.  Keep them aside for whenever we wanted some.

I should have got a bag of the spores for bringing back with me

*Kicks self


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Wed 14 August, 2013 - 04:15 pm
It should be still all alive when i get to your place, will swipe some to seed some compost when we get to your place   :monkey:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: pixi on Thu 15 August, 2013 - 09:33 am
mmmmm shrooms :-D


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: Collie on Thu 15 August, 2013 - 01:58 pm
oh yeah
Mushroom soup
I forgot lunch yesterday


and havent had breakfast yet, so that'll do   :yeah:


Title: Re: How does your garden grow?
Post by: KiplingAngel on Thu 15 August, 2013 - 06:29 pm
*dances from one foot to the other...


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