Hi everyone, I am a keen gardener and wondered if we could maybe start a thread to swap bits or seeds from our garden? I have heaps of things which I could divide and swap for other things I dont have. We are allowed to send plant material within WA so I think it could be a good thing. What does everyone think? Cheers, Wendy
Great idea Wendy can't wait ..I will have to get those pots ready and start splitting up a few things usually my mum and i rob each others gardens ..I love it if i have a bad day or week she says c'mon lets go to the nursery it's the only shopping i like !!!
Yes I will get to it. The good thing is that we can send rooted cutting by post and know they'll survive the short trip within WA and not cost much to send in an envelope. I have lots of succulents too which would travel well.
I love my garden too, but unfortunately being in Kalamunda there are lots of rocks so not much grows. I have finished up with roses, agies and society garlic in my back yard. The front yard is a disaster as we have not had the money to bring in rock breakers to make a garden. I am at the moment struggling to grow lantana, now that is sad.
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Post by Cluck N Waddle on Apr 2, 2009 19:41:20 GMT 8
Lol Tina, you should our place, I can hardly get anything to grow If the extreme summer heat doesnt kill it, then the thick frosts will lol. Lucky we've got lots of gum trees in the backyard otherwise the place would look very barren. I think its a great idea Wendy
Sand, now that is a novel thought. Oh thats the stuff the grandies have in their shoes when the come home from school and drop all over the floor, maybe I could collect it and save it for the next lifetime and then start a small vege patch....lol Just dreaming, a vegie patch.....oh well.
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LOL Tina.... Well I think it is a great idea. I have heaps of plants. I have already started potting things up and have quite a collection was wondering what to do with them...Well I lost a few over summer as the other half had his boat on the lawn and I had to keep the nasty boore water ssprinklers turned off so sadly I have lost a few but still have heaps to share....from Aggies to hydrangers and various tree seedlings. So bring it on. Oh and Tina and Steph and any one else on rocky ground have you tried mini Vegie patches or no dig vegie patches. Do you have any old tyres laying around...Stack 3 or 4 on top of each other fill the bottom tyre with straw or newspaper then top the rest up with soil/potting mix/compost plus old chook poo etc. you can get 2 tomato bushes per mini patch or 6 lettuces, 4 peas or beans build a 3 stake tripod over the top for climbers.
No dig patches are good too....Start with a 6inch layer of straw, 6 inch layer of compost/soil.cover with old chook poo repeat till you have 3 or 4 layers.....
In summer cover over with shade cloth and in winter grow spuds and onions garlic etc...frost wont hurt them
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Ahhh Nurserys..... now thats good therapy I love the cottage and herb post for about $4 - $5 bargains!The markets are good too. I get heaps of things from there. I just bought some seeds off ebay for the white moonflower- ipomoea alba. A gorgeous vine that flowers at night during summer months. When I get some more seeds I'll pass them on. lol Tina you can have some of mine!! I have been putting organic matter on my sand for the past few years and the worms are LOVING IT!! Now that i have a proper worm farm too, the castings are going to be great for the veges. Bulk manured straw from the poultry. Things will be jumping in spring As Carolyn says you can do it if you use those methods. Its not really that hard. Ive seeen vege patches made from tyres, bales of straw and the like. I have 4 tyres out the back that Im going to make into a potato bed. Im looking at making a new vege patch this winter as the old one just doesnt get enough sun. Ive been thinking of making raised beds from corrugated iron or sleepers. But first I have to finish the chicken coop!!
Last Edit: Apr 2, 2009 20:50:42 GMT 8 by Duck Diva
I love to garden and the few things I've got growing in pots from cuttings will be going into the ground shortly once the hot weather is gone. We are building our garden slowly after building our new house. Tina, i agree with Carolyn, we also have a lot of rock so what you need to do it built up the soil. We often get the trailer and drive around the stables at Ascot. Let the bags of horse poo sit in the sun for a month or more to kill the weeds and get rid of any worming medications, then add it to garden beds. Our vegie patch does very well with it. Often it contains sawdust or sand and its great for filling in.
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