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Orchard, Fruits & Nuts / Re: Alpine Strawberry Seeds
« Last post by Troppo on Today at 04:48:15 PM »
Sorry, forgot to add that I already have Alexandria and White Soul varieties.
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Orchard, Fruits & Nuts / Alpine Strawberry Seeds
« Last post by Troppo on Today at 02:06:04 PM »
Hi everyone,

Just chasing some seeds for as many varieties and colours of Alpine Strawberries as possible. I see that Diggers do a mix of three colours (white, red and yellow) but alas they aren't available till next year. Just wondering if there is someone/people with a few different varieties/colours that I could possibly get a few seeds of.

Thanks in advance, Trop
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Orchard, Fruits & Nuts / Re: New fruit trees
« Last post by pinefamily on June 25, 2017, 06:55:14 PM »
We haven't had to make that decision yet. We've only been here since October, and there was only one very early apricot when we moved in. So it will be a few years before they all bear fruit. However I have tried to plant so the fruit doesn't overlap too much. What we don't eat or share with the neighbours, we'll preserve.
Emperor mandarine, Valencia orange, 2 eureka lemons (don't ask), 1 passionfruit vine, dwarf pomegranate, santa rosa plum, satsuma plum, Spanish dessert fig, goldmine nectarine, and moorpark apricot.
I think we are agreed on a navel orange for the last one.
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Orchard, Fruits & Nuts / Re: New fruit trees
« Last post by Cass on June 25, 2017, 06:02:38 PM »
Lol. What do you do with the fruit? Do you preserve it at all or just eat fresh?
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Orchard, Fruits & Nuts / Re: New fruit trees
« Last post by pinefamily on June 23, 2017, 07:11:02 PM »
My wife and I can't agree on what tree to plant, she wants another nectarine, I'd like a peach or another fig. Need to find an agreed variety, lol.
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What Plant am I? / Re: Unusual violet/blue flowering plant
« Last post by fios on June 23, 2017, 05:47:19 PM »
Thank you Ms Rabbit.  I have checked Plectranthus neochilus via Mr Google, and am satisfied that your suggestion is correct - many thanks!

As you may have seen from the earlier correspondence, I wasn't 100% happy with P. caninus: tho' the flowers were a good fit, the leaves were not.

My only concern now is why a "popular" name for P. neochilus is Lobster Flower.  Can you shed any light on this?  Tho' I'm not on especially intimate terms with any lobsters, to me they bear no resemblance whatsoever to P. neochilus!

Cheers,

fios
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What Plant am I? / Re: Plant ID - native in Melbourne
« Last post by Ms Rabbit on June 23, 2017, 07:41:17 AM »
the first photo looked at first like a callistemon
then as I looked down towards the second pic the leaves sort of looked like oleander but once I saw those ball things I have no idea sorry

Hi Janet! Thanks for your reply. Apparently it was a TL as above - just in case it's giving you sleepless nights, haha. I do agree the leaves do have a slight oleander appearance for sure!


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What Plant am I? / Re: Unusual violet/blue flowering plant
« Last post by Ms Rabbit on June 23, 2017, 07:30:52 AM »
Looks like it could be plectranthus neochilus. I'm on my phone so I'd need to look at your photos larger on a laptop later.


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Orchard, Fruits & Nuts / Re: New fruit trees
« Last post by Cass on June 23, 2017, 07:29:44 AM »
Nice work. I planted a Moorpark last year - hopefully not too long until fruit. Planning to get a pomegranate this season, and possibly a multi-graft of some sort to espalier on our back (north facing) fence. At the end of last season I thought I had exhausted our garden's fruit tree potential - but recently had an epiphany about holding on to existing ornamental trees we don't particular like. Yes, it was a good idea in the beginning while the new trees were establishing, but there is now no reason to keep the ugly ones.that opens up room for another few fruit trees - maybe some of those column apple trees along the fence. Exiting! 
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Vegetable Garden / Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Last post by pinefamily on June 22, 2017, 05:55:48 PM »
I've been getting some nice turnips and radishes this week, and mangel wurzel is nearly ready. Looking forward to trying it.
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