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Comment by Di Celliers on September 26, 2011 at 8:54pm
Thanks for the tips Ricardo! It depends on how young your baby is. You could take a drive out to the hot pools afterwards or to Muriwai Beach or one of the wine farms ... or maybe you have to give it a miss this time. There will be other occasions!
Comment by Ricardo Oscar Marques on September 26, 2011 at 7:15pm
About the working bee. What can happen for children? Its my baby birthday, and I guess that is a great idea to go out, but mum may not agree, I need to give her a flash idea.
Comment by Ricardo Oscar Marques on September 26, 2011 at 7:13pm

The best bet is put cheap irrigation hoses and a sort of dripper or something like that.

If not just a hose and a person watering it, 12 trees is not a big deal, especially if you cannot put a timer anyway. If the trees are well mulched, it will need to be watered just 2 times per week in summer and even less than that. Will take few minutes.

To be honest, I prefer the hose only, is going to be easier, cheaper and reliable, unless you can put a timer or if they are more trees.

Comment by Di Celliers on September 26, 2011 at 3:30pm
Could anyone help me with a quote to install a sprinkler system at our church's community garden orchard of about 12 trees? I need the quote by next week. There is very little budget and the tap is open to the public so we cannot install fancy timers. Thanks
Comment by Di Celliers on September 26, 2011 at 3:23pm
Working Bee in a neglected Lime Orchard
Time: October 1st, 2011 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Waimauku
Street: 207 Taylor Road
City/Town: Waimauku
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q
Phone: 0212289020
Event Type: working, bee, in, lime, orchard

Jobs to be done - clearing bramble, cutting big pine branches that are resting on some of the trees, pruning the lime trees (about 50)
Comment by Di Celliers on September 26, 2011 at 3:22pm
Thanks Earl. We managed to clear half the bramble and are going back this Saturday to clear the rest. If there are some people willing to help it would be great. We also pruned some of the trees but not all of them. I will add another event.
Comment by Earl Mardle on September 15, 2011 at 8:06am

This is such a good idea. It looks a lot like the Permablitz idea from across the ditch. I love the idea of the permaculture focus as well. Its great that people are willing to work on neglected resources; bringing something back is a better idea than always just starting something new.

One thing I would be interested in is a slightly less strenuous form where those with some skills might help budding and existing gardeners put together their plan as well.

 

I'm happy to do the work, it is my gym anyway, but sometimes I spend a long time trying to figure out what I could be doing with this or that area and a brains trust of enthusiasts would be a nice social addition.

I'll try to make the Waimauku event, need to confirm a couple of visitors.

Comment by Di Celliers on September 11, 2011 at 10:55pm
We could car pool from Browns Bay if it is easier for some people.
Comment by Di Celliers on September 11, 2011 at 10:52pm

Working Bee in a neglected Lime Orchard

Time: September 24, 2011 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Waimauku
Street: 207 Taylor Road
City/Town: Waimauku
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q…
Phone: 0212289020
Event Type: workingbeeinlimeorchard

 

Jobs to be done - clearing bramble, cutting big pine branches that are resting on some of the trees, pruning the lime trees (about 50)

Comment by vanessa courtney on September 6, 2011 at 8:33pm

Hi Everyone,

Been reading whats happening, i do help with a communitiy garden in

South Auckland, also have done a Popergation Course, waiting on results.

Love Dirt.

Vanessa

 

 

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