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kay taylor commented on Nat & Pete's group North Waikato NZ
"HI LInda, So sorry about my tardiness.My husband ended up in hospital so I become the main farm worker.He is now back on the deck so is it still ok to ring re the trees.Thanks Kay"
Aug 17, 2014
Linda commented on Nat & Pete's group North Waikato NZ
"Sorry, not sure what types they are - just ones we ate."
Aug 11, 2014
kay taylor commented on Nat & Pete's group North Waikato NZ
"Hi Linda, we are on a farm in Gordonton and would happily have your avocado trees(or some of them if there are others who would enjoy them).Could I come and pick them up?"
Aug 11, 2014
David Whyte commented on Nat & Pete's group North Waikato NZ
"Not to sure if I' m replying correctly! But Linda do you know the types of avocado trees you have pulled up? "
Aug 10, 2014
Linda commented on Nat & Pete's group North Waikato NZ
"I've just pulled out half a dozen avocado trees of various sizes from my garden, where they should never have been. :) If anyone would like them, you're welcome to them."
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North Waikato NZ

Covering from north of Hamilton to south of the Bombays. Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer: eg. Lemons, Seedlings etc. To respond to someone's listing contact them directly via their page.See More
Oct 5, 2013
Roxy Hart commented on Nat & Pete's group North Waikato NZ
"Hi Jessie. Haha i also like the things that grow them selves :) Hows the summer garden going?"
Nov 21, 2012
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North Waikato NZ

Covering from north of Hamilton to south of the Bombays. Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer: eg. Lemons, Seedlings etc. To respond to someone's listing contact them directly via their page.See More
Nov 18, 2012
Nat & Pete commented on Paul & Melissa T's group Vegetarian Recipes
"We are a vegan and a lactovegetarian. Currently we're on a big recipe push, looking up weekly meal plans online because we're bored with the same old dinners we always have. Here's a few of the links we're working from this…"
Oct 9, 2012
Nat & Pete replied to Nat & Pete's discussion Disease on apple tree in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Thank you all! An article says that burr knots are common in root stocks because they've been selected to grow roots enthusiastically; it's a bit odd that this tree is making them when it's from a seed of the top part of a commercial…"
Sep 23, 2012
Richard Watson replied to Nat & Pete's discussion Disease on apple tree in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Yes burr knots,you can even cut them off a small branch bearing these burrs in winter and they will root in damp sand."
Sep 22, 2012
moggy replied to Nat & Pete's discussion Disease on apple tree in the group Food Growing Q&A
"google burrknots"
Sep 22, 2012
Robyn Guyton replied to Nat & Pete's discussion Disease on apple tree in the group Food Growing Q&A
"If it is low down on the trunk it could be air roots ready to grow if -  I have this on one of our seedling trees and also on one that was planted too high so the bark that has root hormones was above the ground. Think it is not a disease but…"
Sep 22, 2012
Richard Watson replied to Nat & Pete's discussion Disease on apple tree in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Dont know myself but somehow it looks healthy growth of some kind,ive posted this photo on another garden forum and asked the question "
Sep 22, 2012
Nat & Pete added a discussion to the group Food Growing Q&A
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Disease on apple tree

Hi all,We have an apple tree which came up out of the compost, presumably from the seed of an ordinary fruit shop apple, and we left it to grow to see what happened. Last season it produced its first apples, smallish red ones and nice to eat.Recently we discovered something strange going on with its bark on the trunk and some lower branches. Not sure when it started because we hadn't paid much attention to the tree since harvesting the apples in autumn. The internet shows us pictures of canker…See More
Sep 22, 2012
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Sep 18, 2012

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Huntly
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3700
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Food Growing Skill Level
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Buying Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, WWOOFA Working, Seed Savers, Swapping Food, Eating Local Food
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Feijoas, Cape gooseberries, Parsley, Rosemary, Spring onions, Leeks

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Those funny-looking weeds I've been pulling out are actually carrots. They took so much longer to germinate than the beetroot and radishes that I forgot I'd ever sowed them.

The tomatoes that came up out of our compost are growing well and starting to flower, though, and the leeks are coming along well.

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Finally under way!

We have a nice new garden bed made from macrocarpa sleepers which has been sitting waiting for a few weeks with hardly anything in it. On the weekend we finally got out there and sowed seeds: beetroot, radishes, red onions and carrots, as well as a packet of parsley seed which turned up in the cupboard with an expiry date of Aug 2008 -- it's been lost since we moved in here! Germination rate will probably be a bit low, so I just spread it around a bit and will hope for pleasant surprises. Last… Continue

Posted on October 19, 2009 at 9:01pm

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At 12:58pm on November 3, 2010, Tony Lucas said…
Hi Im still after a soap shaker if anyone happens along one please.
At 4:17pm on November 10, 2009, Hester said…
Hi Nat and Pete
Thanks for your response to my Borage blog. You should be able to find Borage plants in the herb section of good garden centres now. Or put a notice in your local Ooooby Group's forum and see if anyone has spare seedlings in their garden, to give away. I haven't found that big plants transplant well but small seedlings should be okay if you are careful not to disturb the roots too much. You really only need one plant to start you off. Let it flower and go to seed and you will have self sown Borage plants soon after. As I said in my blog-it's not invasive. If you can't find any let me know and I'll send you some seed. Happy boraging!
At 9:11pm on July 8, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Thanks Nat &. Pete. Handled.
At 11:12pm on June 19, 2009, James Samuel said…
Thanks for the alert. Dealt with.

James
At 6:11am on June 10, 2009, Hester said…
I had a garlic flop last year too.
I've been reading about it and there are lots of variables including the weather over which we have no control obviously.
I do cover the garlic, but just lightly.Ijust brush my hand over the soil when I've finshed planting and it evens out and covers the planting holes.
The photo was taken before I'd finished planting.
The dibber makes it really easy.I use it for leeks too.
At 9:08pm on June 9, 2009, Hester said…
So sorry to hear he has gone to the Great Hunting Ground-he sounds lovely.
Thanks for sharing him on Ooooby.
At 4:50pm on June 9, 2009, Hester said…
Love that garden kitty-is it yours?
 
 
 

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