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Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 12, 2010 at 2:56pm
I didn't get much done in the garden today. My dear husband bought me two mandarin orange trees, pots and the stuff to plant them for the house.
They will be in my living room. (do we all call the main living area in a house the living room?) They were a present for my birthday. He is such a sweetie.
Comment by Rex Morris on September 9, 2010 at 6:14pm
Ha ha John - just imagine those 15inch mulberrys!!
These natural disasters sure create havoc and stress for those living in the stricken areas. Makes us realise how lucky we are. I planted lots of stuff today including yard long beans - in a greenhouse but the weather is very mild at the moment. I also planted cleome, three different tomatoes, calendula, amaranthus, beetroot and lettuce. Roll on summer!
Comment by John Wood on September 8, 2010 at 7:07pm
Mmm that last post of mine should have said 1 and 1 half inches not 15 inch Mulberrys! LOL
Comment by John Wood on September 8, 2010 at 7:03pm
Good luck to all our friends in NZ coping with the earthquake! Quite a bit happening in the southern hemisphere right now - half of the southern states of Aus are under water right now and being hammered by strong winds! We are having some gentler spring rain - winter was so dry in Perth! Broccoli, beetroot, leeks and spring onions are all doing well at the moment. Our Mulberry tree is totally out of control and is nearly 7m tall covered with fruit most 1-15 inches long - I even saw some ripe ones today! I am going to be picking everyday once the sunshine triggers ripening!
Comment by Rex Morris on September 8, 2010 at 6:40pm
Margaret, thanks for that tip re using black plastic/material on the soil around the beans - I will give that a go. They are in quite a sheltered north facing corner so this could well enhance prospects.
Comment by Lynda Wood on September 8, 2010 at 3:49pm
great to hear people are working as community to help feed each other, blesssings to all in NZ
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 8, 2010 at 3:02pm
Yvonne, I am happy to hear that your daughter is alright.
Comment by Yvonne Symons on September 8, 2010 at 2:43pm
Hear hear Lyn. Some people are better off than others. my daughter has been one of the lucky ones. Buses in Dunedin have started a food bank collection.
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 8, 2010 at 2:03pm
I have heard little about the earthquakes here, because I am avoiding the news. Prayers are going up all over the world for those affected.
Comment by Lynn on September 8, 2010 at 1:44pm
While many of us are happily tending our gardens, planning for the spring and cropping vegetables that are ready now, let's remember that our Canterbury members and friends probably cannot do this. I send heartfelt thoughts and best wishes to everyone in the areas affected by the earthquakes. I can only hope and pray that your terrifying ordeal ends soon so that everyone can start to heal mind, body and spirit; rebuild homes, confidence and lives; regain a sense of normality without fear. Love and prayers for you all.
 

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