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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:13 pm 
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any new pics Charlie


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:48 am 
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:wave: Hi red, I'm back home from work in a few days so will update soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:29 am 
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One of Australorps has got clucky in the warmer weather which was no biggy except she was keeping the others away from the nest box they all shared. I tried a few things to throw her off her clucky behaviour like constantly removing her from the nest and also dipping her bottom in cold water, neither of which seemed to work. I was going to isolate her but yesterday I found that after I cleaned out the the three nest boxes the other girls are now laying in another nest box. Yay!

Not much else happening at the moment. The mango is going gang busters. The apple tree didn't produce so I'll be cutting that down and replacing it with a peach tree. The macadamia also didn't produce so I'll give it a hard cut back this coming winter. I'm germinating some lychee seeds at the moment so hopefully they take. In a couple of weeks I'll finish off the large garden bed.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:05 pm 
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Is it a tropical apple?
I did quite well with one in central Qld.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:53 pm 
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I have no idea snags, it was already established when we arrived but looked very unhealthy. A hard pruning brought it back to life, it flowered and some small fruit appeared but then died off.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:44 am 
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Might need a second on to fertilise it properly mate, keep a good eye on the clucky girl as some times they just stay on the nest and do not eat or drink. Next time find some one who has a rooster and get some fertile eggs to slip under her. Cheers

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:40 pm 
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Thanks Bear, she was staying on the nest all the time so Nicole has been removing her everyday so she can eat and drink. Silly creatures. Her behaviour has been very random too which is a shame because she was our favourite and social one.

Been thinking about the rooster and may be on the cards.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:44 am 
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Been busy with the yard lately, mainly due to the recent storms. Must have cleaned up 50,000 (exaggerated) palm fronds the last few days. The council has lifted the fire ban so burning like a crazy person to get rid of all the summers rubbish. Haven't done much with the garden sides of things due to me clearing the back part of our block which is consuming most of my days.

The compost pile is doing great and I can wait to load it into the palm grow bed.
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The chooks are happy and producing 3-4 eggs a day.
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We planted 2 different types of passionfruit at each end of this fence, a yellow and a purple.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:48 am 
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This lemon tree has been producing all year round..
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Still some amazing flowers popping up around the place
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Lots of tree frogs occupying the yard.
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Also planted a few pineapples but forgot to take pics.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:45 pm 
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Few more jobs happening around the yard.

Have planted some more pineapples..
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The passionfruit is coming along nicely..
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The lychee seeds I planted a while ago died off due to lack of water (whoops) but a couple survived..
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:51 pm 
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This is the retaining rock walls Ive been building in my spare time, its amazing how quickly the grass grows in around here. All this has been done by hand. Because we are on a sloping block, these areas will give us some flat ground to put table and chairs until the decking is built. Still more dirt to be wheelbarrowed up into position.
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The chooks are still pumping out the eggs..
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:56 pm 
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Finally started filling the 6mx2m garden bed. Have added a layer of aged (home grown) compost, a layer of cane mulch and a layer of fire pit remnants. I will repeat the process or maybe just mix in some soil from around the yard to thin out the ash. The soil from the fire pit (pictured) has composted down over summer and is full of worms and charcoal.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:00 am 
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Nice garden bed Charlie!

Do you prune the lemon tree?

Do you belive that higher beds are better for your back?

My parents build 3 of them but I dont really think they work that well in this aspect.

All the best!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:33 am 
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Ripping looking place
I would love to see a photo if the stream and ponds


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:44 pm 
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Perpetuis, They haven't been pruned for some time so now that the citrus harvest is nearly done Ive pruned the lemon tree and will also do the mandarin and orange tree soon and give them all a wash with copper oxychloride to kill off any nasty microbes and give them a spruce of life for next season.

Milne, thanks! The ponds and stream had been let go unfortunately when we moved in so they are full of leaves, tree litter and weeds. Not real attractive at the moment but Ive been slowly cleaning up around that area over the past year.

Few pics of the veggie patch which is going great. The brocc and couli's are almost done, Ive had a couple of beetroot and they are nice. Wont be long till a crop of corn goes in.

This is a pic I forgot to post a while back with it planted out..

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And pic today..

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And some choko I planted recently..

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