Squeezing in a quick bit of weeding in our front yard native garden while the light lasts, and found these beauties! I’d thought that midjim berries were finished for this season but apparently this little bush didn’t get the memo Yay! Yummo!
Close-up of this tiny, little (delicious!) bushfood
Wow! What a great summary! Keeping this for later (and I need to plant more).
Bamboo leaves should be on the list under silicon (Si) too great for the soil, great for the compost, but also great for your chooks! As the leaves break down, the silicon will help to keep pests away if they dust bath in that area.
Great video by Brett, down at Limestone Permaculture.
This is permaculture :)
One-Acre Permaculture Garden Feeds 50 Families
Ok so we may have gone to Turners again yesterday …
The latest haul:
2x ‘Wai Chi’ dwarf lychees
2x ‘Santa Rosa’ (red flesh) plums
1x yellow flesh plum
3x ‘Berrylicious’ blueberries
3x ‘Port Wine’ dwarf magnolias
2x ‘Cousin It’ casuarinas
1x dark pink sundew
1x punnet of 4 ‘Supreme’ eggplant seedlings
The longans, lychees, plums and magnolias will be planted out up at the farm next weekend. The rest had already been planted out down here when I took this pic (the blueberries into large tubs of ericaceous potting soil), except for the jabotacabas in front.
… Then we ordered apricots, another nectarine and peach, and apples to arrive as bare-root stock in July …
And this is why, when someone asks “so what do you grow?”, I say “how long do you have?” :P
Another three little girls for our flock :)
The ginger and the dark grey (blue) are belgian d’uccles, and the light grey (blue) is a jap bantam. They are all point-of-lay and said to be smoochy, especially the dark grey d’uccle (typical for that breed).
Its well past their bedtime, so these little ladies will spend the night in the carry box in our laundry, and get introduced to the other girls tomorrow.
Welcome to our hodge-podge flock, little ones!
Woohoo! Another load of fruit trees and natives for up at the farm! :D
3x ‘Packham’s Triumph’ pears
2x ‘White Opal’ peaches
1x ‘Sundowner’ nectarine
3x ‘Berrylicious’ dwarf black mulberries
3x Strawberry/Cherry guavas
1x Feijoa (to go with the 3 that I bought last week, and 2 that are already at the farm)
1x ‘Hopi’ crepe myrtle (pink) (not actually native, but the bees like it, and its pretty)
2x ‘Lipan’ crepe myrtle (pale purple)
1x ‘Pink Cascade’ leptospermum (tea-tree)
1x Rainbow eucalypt (to go with the one already at the farm, either side of the gate)
PS Turner’s Nursery, in Rochedale, is having a 25% off closing down sale, if you’re interested :)
I personally LOVE the look of copper, but it also has its dark side: mining. Usually at the expense of the environment and communities in that area.
Nappy libraries and glass milk bottles: past ideas for a plastic-free future