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symiot starts with ...
Great job Mary...yeah for figs!
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23rd August 2014 6:46pm
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Jenny says...
Lovely to see you and your garden Mary 😀
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23rd August 2014 6:50pm
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Markmelb says...
Enjoyed your garden too Mary especially the figs and citrus - (nice curry leaf) well done :)
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Carl76 says...
Digital Immortality
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23rd August 2014 7:11pm
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MaryT1 says...
Thanks guys; I have not seen it yet :) Just got home from attending a fund raiser for the homeless. Will catch it tomorrow.
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sternus1 says...
watched it late last night, really good segment. Congrats Mary.

For anyone who wants to see Mary's episode, here's the link:

http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/video/
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srt says...
Very nice; how do you manage to keep a piano in the garden?
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sternus1 says...
You came across really well Mary, not at all nervous.
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Brendan says...
Well done MaryT! Will watch GA again soon :-)
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MaryT1 says...
Thanks, all. I slept for 11 hours straight last night so only watched it this morning: thanks for the link, s1.
They call the segment, A Miniature Orchard and so it is. :) Thanks for starting a thread in my name symiot; I'm sure others are puzzling about a fruit tree called Mary.
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JohnMc1 says...
Nice job Mary, I can't believe how well everything is doing, so close together. Here I am wondering if I have everything too close together on my 2/12 acres. After seeing what you are doing I can now confidently increase my planting 10 fold. I was partly following farm planting distances, but since reading more and more on backyard orchards, I've already started to plant things closer together.
The theory is, backyard orchards are not for extracting the highest possible yield per tree, that's for the commercial guys, we just want to grow enough fruit for ourselves and family.
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24th August 2014 3:09pm
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MaryT1 says...
Thanks John. In a way growing fruit trees closely in my 20 sq m car space means I have more diversity than if I had the earth to plant in. As you said, the harvest from each container tree is small compared to a full grown tree in the ground but I have more variety.
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Julie W says...
Mary, haven't watched it yet - maybe tonight.

John, you want to see close planting - have a look at this. All on 1/2 an acre. Michele responded with this information after I visited and asked how many plants she had.

'There are approximately 160 trees, not including shrubs and vines. We have a bore so are allowed to use water 3 days a week, which we generally do not need to do except in heatwaves due to the tree cover, proximity, and continuous light mulching, and includes making sure fencing is covered in greenery to deflect heat radiation, and overhead trellising used wherever possible across paths etc.
Until the water runs out in the containers, pots and many plants are hand watered via rainwater tubs sitting at every downpipe (large rainwater tank is being budgeted for shortly). The garden slopes almost imperceptibly, and this has been taken advantage of by situating the original veg patch area where the water on the block migrates to.
The watering system consists of 3 stations, manually changed, and the idea was that the trees should be established enough so that if water was further restricted most of them would survive and we would use only one station in the main veg area, or be able to hand water only.
And of course ponds help spread moisture to surrounding areas, so we have four...and hopefully more to come one day.'


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKhi1B2GCRg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILY5lzak8cg
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24th August 2014 7:54pm
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A.C says...
Very impressed Mary how you've got so many plants in 20sqm,clever use of space.I liked how you use air layering to propagate more plants.How long would you leave the plastic sleeves on before checking if roots have grown? How long does it take? Do you have keep rewetting the sphagnum or will the initial wetting be sufficient till roots take?
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24th August 2014 8:12pm
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TMary says...
A.C these Black Genoa cuttings were taken earlier in the year; they are sitting on 40x40 pavers. They took just 3 weeks but the roots were quite delicate so perhaps I should have waited longer before cutting them off (two separate trees) and potting. They did not lose their leaves over winter. These photos were taken a few minutes ago. Whether the moss require wetting depends on many factors; I gave it a light squeeze now and then to gauge their moistness and I didn't have to because they were from lower branches in the shade.
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symiot says...
By using clear plastic and then wrapping it with foil, you can check on root growth and re-water if necessary. Opaque plastic milk bottles also work well.
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MaryT1 says...
A few people's asked me for the link to my segment on Gardening Australia:

http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s4072376.htm
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symiot says...
Twitter post by GA:
@GardeningAus: Mary showed @CostasGarden how to use aerial layering as a propagation technique: http://t.co/ppFQJq8sxc #ABCgardening http://t.co/25viTwM5jC
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Correy says...
@MaryT1 Your segment on my favourite garden TV man Costa's show was fantastic. You came across as someone really passionate who gets a real joy from plants.

A real inspiration. It is just such a pity that it was over so quick.
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27th August 2014 7:25am
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MaryT1 says...
Thanks, Correy. Those 4+ minutes took all day! I got so tired I went to bed and left them to it :)
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A.C says...
Thank you for your reply Mary.
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AC1
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MaryT1 says...
It's my pleasure, A.C - I like it that we can share our experiences, even if we are not 'experts'. I thank Daley's for this platform and I for one have learnt a great deal from reading contributions from other members.
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