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Jean left a comment for Kate
"Kate I've sent you a reply through seed exchange, and a request to be your friend, I need to know your address if you'd like the seeds.  The plants/trees grwo really quickly from seeds. Regards, Jean W."
Apr 4, 2012
Brigid replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Hey I planted a thornless bramble last year and was really disappointed as it didn't even flower let alone berry Do they usually take two years to fruit?"
Sep 18, 2010
Richard Watson replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"The Marionberry are a cross between Olallieberry and Chehalem blackberry,so i would think that any "babies" would be a hybrid cross so there for you wont get the true Marionberry, but hey i'm sure a Chehalem and Olallie combo would be…"
Aug 3, 2010
Julie-Rose EUING replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Are they for me ? If so , I would be hugely grateful. Went to the Rare Fruit Society budding an grafting workshop last week an came home with many more 'babies' to grow - then enjoy an share..."
Aug 3, 2010
Richard Watson replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Haven't noticed any seed from the Marionberry popping up Julie"
Aug 3, 2010
Julie-Rose EUING replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Just be aware that birds can eat the fruit an spread the seed."
Aug 3, 2010
Jean replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Good day Richard & Jule, it was interesting reading your messages. Richard I think we'll forgo your earlier offer of the blackberry and look out for a Marionberry and shall start looking at the websites of the various garden nurseries in…"
Jul 28, 2010
Richard Watson replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"I know that the Marionberry is available in Australia,i know a woman from Melbourne who bought one last season,so they are about,good luck Julie"
Jul 10, 2010
Julie-Rose EUING replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Marionberry hey, can't say i've tasted these. Will look out for them -hopefully so wil others an leave the thorny ones alone. Thanks."
Jul 10, 2010
Richard Watson replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Wild blackberries are REAL problem here to Julie,where we are our river bed is full of them and because they have access to plenty of water the fruit is very good, With commercial blackberries, there's the thorn less one,but this type…"
Jul 9, 2010
Julie-Rose EUING replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Hey Richard, I like where your coming from."
Jul 8, 2010
Julie-Rose EUING replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"I agree- In Australia we are inundated with wild blackberries and it is a REAL problem. Mainly spread by birds. Not everyone is going to be so dissaplined and control the wild varieties - of which I have never tasted one that is great or…"
Jul 8, 2010
Richard Watson replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"But why grow wild blackberries when the commercial blackberries are twice the size and taste is just as good."
Jul 8, 2010
SCES replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"I met a man of tewart Island who had harnessed a wild blackberry that had especially good fruits, fed and pruned it, tied it to wires and has enjoyed the results for several years now. In an area where there are wild blackberries anyway, it's…"
Jul 8, 2010
Julie-Rose EUING replied to Jean's discussion blackberries in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"Please make sure you only plant thornless blackberries as the thorny types are such a problem an easily spread by birds. If you find someone with one growing; bury the end of the cane slightly - in a few weeks roots will have formed. Cut an repot.…"
Jul 7, 2010
Jean replied to Jean's discussion rhubarb in the group Food Growing Questions and Answers
"I think our poor plants have been surviving by pinching fertiliser from neighbouring plants, shall now make sure they get enough food of their own. Loved your joke, had me giggling as I read it."
Apr 20, 2010

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Amberley
Post / Zip Code
7410
Food Growing Skill Level
Moderate
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Learning, Seed Savers, Eating Local Food
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nasi pears, cherries, walnuts, plumcots, almonds, redcurrants

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Hooray, we're getting some really good rain right now, and oh boy do we need it. The only thing is - the Ellerslie Flower Show is on right now not far from us and with the earlier torrential rain will have suffered a deal of damage to the outdoor garden displays.

Posted on March 12, 2010 at 2:02pm

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At 6:14pm on February 15, 2010, Richard Watson said…
Hi jean,i'm still feeling my way around here so please don't think ive been rude for not responding to you but i have only just see your email.
I live at Medbury near the Hurunui pub, an area that has good winter frosts but is one of the hottest places in the country in summer,it makes gardening here a real challenge.
At 12:30pm on October 1, 2009, Janet Byers said…
Hello Jean
I wonder if your area isn't good for growing onions. I say this because we are real onion aficionados - eat them every day and grow many different kinds, which I buy as seeds from Kings, Egmont, Yates, and everything grows, here in the Hokianga. Are your neighbours growing onions (and garlic and leeks) successfully? Let us know.
At 10:50am on August 16, 2009, Ray Thomson said…
hi jean,i live 22ks out of amberley and like you are just starting to grow.
ray.
 
 
 

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