Hi Isabell...sounds good thanks. I would be interested in some loganberries and currents....my email is below...just email if you are passing through Levin or making a trip to palmerston. I may be passing Taihape in a month or so on my way to Taupo. I got some nice Juneberry trees from a Nursery in Taihape last year. Cheers email@example.com
Thanks for that1 The really scary thing is that the severe bruising is still preventing me getting out in the garden. I can just about put full weight on it but not near to walking yet...25 June till now! So be so careful.
Hi Isabell. Harvest Jerusalem Artichokes when the tops wilt, apparently best left in the ground and lifted as needed between winter and early spring.And apparently they multiply very happily if you leave any tubers in the ground!!
Your garden looks absolutely amazing, just seen your photos! What is photo#4 ? Is it an elderberry? I have one to plant,small city garden,oops! Love to know how you decide to eat your j.artichokes.
Hi Isabell, thats nice of you to think of me re the herb book, I would like to take a look, I have general gardening books but no dedicated herb book. the equisitum is sending up lots of lovely new shoots, I ended putting it all in one big pot, so will have to keep an eye on it if it starts to get crowded, its lovely to look at, so unusual. I would love to come to the celtic roundhouse demo, pity it is so far away, my son is doing 'structures ' at school and we were thinking of something he could make with bamboo, maybe geodesic we were thinking but the roundhouse looks like it would be ok to do on a small scale, I;ll do a google on it :)
Hi Isabell, that's so generous of you, I do however have a bay tree nowhere near the size of your though. If it would be ok could I have a cutting from your variegated elderberry and lipstick strawberry, I have never seen these before. Thanks again Caroline
Thanks for the offer of cuttings in winter, will certainly take you up on that. Went out to the Gorge Rd garden after our fundraising stall at the Farmers' Market and met with three groups of people interested to have a plot there, there's a bit of momentum going now.
hello Isabell, we've had fresh snow on the Remarks twice this week and today it's obscured by low clouds. However, the sun's above the clouds so hopefully, it will stay dry for our community gardens fundraiser stall today. off to help set up now.
Hello Isabell, thank you so much for the strawberry plants, the blossoms are even more vivid than in your photo. The bay leaves will be put to good use, I may even try to plant a couple of pieces and will let you know if they take. Thanks again.
hello Isabell, so glad that it arrived intact. I don't have much space in my raised beds at home and am still getting my plot at the community garden set up so will take a rain check for now on your kind offer.
Thank you so much! You are more than welcome to any of the fruit tree seedlings that I have - quinces and seville oranges which I can't see in your very comprehensive list of what you're already growing. They will take years to fruit but perhaps you could practise grafting onto them!
HI Isabell, you have great ideas for groups, in your garden you seem to have lots of room to play around with too, I like terraced gardens, at the last place my husband built up lots of rock walls to make terraces but here our section is flat, pretty soggy at the moment after 3 days of persistant rain, but the sun is shining and its warm out so things will shoot away.