Hello Hester,just skimmed through your profile page(?),and thought I would say hello.I haven't made contact with anyone on Ooooby yet except someone from Central HB and she is yet to respond.I guess joining your HB group is the best way to interact with with Gardeners.You certainly have more gardening experience than me.My idea is to be able to interact with like minded people and hopefully bounce around helpful ideas.I live in Hastings, was born here, and am due to semi retire in less than 2 months.I am married with 3 children(2 girls and a son in their 20's),and we have lived on our 1100sq m property just over 20 years.I tend over about 25 fruit trees and try my hand at growing Veges like kale.I'm wanting to become more sustainable.Nelson Wong.
Hi Hester, Are you still there , how are you ? i still have your mini white orchid here smelling sweet and in flower, one day i will remember to take it when i go out that way!! are there any ooooby days coming up around napier? I havent heard of any this year...also just wondering if you have any plant spices....cheers, helen
Hi Hester, I was wondering if you had any yacon available. My son has a huge list of allergies and I have recently tried him on yacon, which he loved, and luckily didn't have an allergic reaction to. I am now trying hard to get hold of tubers and plants. Some to feed to Oscar and some to plant. Do you think you can help us?
Thankyou for your lovely welcome Hester, as you can see it's taken me some time to write you back ... in amongst the craziness of life my daughter had her appendix burst so everything took the backburner for a while, but thankfully she's well and we're all ticking along again ... Am going to start asking questions soon about fruit trees for backyard HB gardens ... maybe you can help me too? :o)
Hi Hester, how are the cucumbers getting on? I've got one and it looks like its about to get flowers soon. We'd have some great rain here that's got everything growing well. One of the plants you sent it growing well - the catmint I think, but Giorgio couldn't resist the other (catnip?) and pulled the cuttings out and chewed them to bits! Catherine
Thanks Hester I can get those fence posts rite down the street the chickens are settling in fine the black one was pretty loud yesterday hope she settles and it was all stress related from being caught shoved in a cage then out of the cage into a box long ride taken out of box wings clipped back in box another 1 1/2 hour drive before getting to their new home
Hi Hester - 99cents at The Warehouse. Drilled 3 large holes in each, took the handles off and am standing the buckets partially tilted ON the handles under the bucket to give them a bit better drainage. They'll do for now...and not expensive. Quite please, really LOL. Down the laundry aisle, twards the back of the shop near the laundry baskets. Lots of colours.
Hi Hester...mine is from Koanga too. And I can't remember when I bought it. I do know it was from Chantals, and they haven't had these seeds for a couple of years so..... Anyway, I have sown some to see if they will germinate, and you're welcome to some too...we can both try if you like
My name is Andrea Ellis and I'm a new member on ooooby, I’m in my final year of a 4 year industrial design degree at Massey University.
For our final year each student decides on a problem or an area that they would like to improve on. We then spend the entire year researching and developing this.
For my final year project I want to make sustainable living more achievable for non-property owners. One of the ways in which I believe this could be achieved is a product that allows people to grow their own vegetables.
Therefore I am messaging in the hope that you or someone you know who has experience with growing a vegetable garden could spare some time to answer a few questions it would be greatly appreciated.