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Posted on May 23, 2010 at 7:52pm — 1 Comment
My garden doesn't have many places for just sitting. It's always been a place for doing rather - so much on the list! But when I was aked if I could provide a project for an upcoming earthbuilding workshop I thought it might be time to rectify the lack of seating.
Posted on May 11, 2010 at 1:00pm
Meet the latest fledgling beekeeper. She helped with the honey harvest. I love that smile on her face - pure happiness. We took off eight frames a couple of days ago, which will leave about eight frames per hive for
the bees over winter, and a couple extra per hive to put into the
freezer in case they run out - that's a tip I picked up from the bee
Posted on March 13, 2010 at 9:34pm — 1 Comment
I managed to squeeze in quite a lot of bee time over the weekend. On Saturday I took Alex up to have his first proper look at our bees. I picked up a second hand child's bee suit for him and Melina to wear, and
it does look cute. I also thought a six year old boy would quite like being in charge of the smoker. …
Posted on February 22, 2010 at 11:40pm
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> you need someone who is a tree expert - southern woods nursery?
> tree crops association?
I am a tree expert. ;-)
I a looked up southern woods nursery. They have only seedlings or ornamental varieties.
I'm member of the NZTCA. I asked Jennifer Hutson about this plants. So far no answer. :-(
> if I lived a wee bit closer I'd offer to help out...
you can help.
We are looking for *fruit* *varieties* of:
- Hickory (Carya ovata)
- Heartnut (Juglans ailanthifolia cordiformis)
- Pecan (Carya illinoinensis)
- Gingo (Ginko biloba)
- Filbert Hazelnut (Corylus maxima)
- Saskatoon (Amelanchier alnifolia or A. canadensis)
We also searching Shipmast Black Locust
(Robinia pseudoacacia) 'Rectissima' or/and ‘Appalachia'.
Large trees, small trees or cuttings would be appreciated.
We also looking for 2000 seeds of respectively:
- Siberian peashrub (Caragana arborescens)
- Osage orange (Maclura pomifera)
- Mexican alder (Alnus jorullensis)
For wind shelter belt.
Do you know a source of these plants and seeds ?
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing your photos. Fast growing semi tropical plants wouldn't survive down here in Southland - it took us 8 years to get to the stage you are at after only 3!
How about tomorrow just before 1pm to pick up the banana passionfruit?
came across this wonderful blog site..
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