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Loves Fruit Trees's Edible Backyard

Joined: 06/08/15 Updated: 03/06/16 Frost: Low
Location: GOLDEN GROVE

About My Edible Backyard


Why Loves Fruit Trees Love's Edible Plants

 I love fresh Fruits and Veges. Have been busy with Natural
Health Research and Websites for some years. I'm catching up with my garden
dreams for Fruit Trees - "now or never" and have chosen to go
with  51cm dark green  pots for Dwarf Fruit Trees and
catch up with the knowledge I've gleaned at different times. I have had built-up Vege garden beds at 3 adresses previously....and in pots here for 3 yrs.
Commenced a new hobby-website www.janetsgardentips.com just to share my interest. Love the Daleys website....has so much to offer and comments so
helpful. I have much to learn from experienced gardeners out there. My personal recommendations for Organic Fertilisers, Genuine Organic Soil Wetters etc based on Natural Health research are on my hobby-site along with interesting Info.  Gardening ventures are great when you work indoors....don't know where
the time went! Going for walks in Parks and short trips to Holiday Cabins through Travel Auctions these
days. Don't you love Nature? The best thing about gardening is that you can have Nature at Home and the tasty rewards! 

I am waiting for the Dwarf Avocado Trees to be available at Daleys......also the Itchi Dwarf Persimmon and the Blue Provencial Dwarf Fig Trees. I have been buying some fruit trees from Bunnings and they recommended Perrys Nursery for specialty items.....that's when I found Daleys Online.....what a Discovery!!!



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Celebrating spring - Anyone celebrating Spring? Not sure if anyone clicked on my WebCard link yet. I know, all you guys and girls are busy out there! I placed some inspirational Poems and Sayings on my hobby-site for gardeners. Anyone who likes nature will enjoy them. ..1378 days 23hrs
When to feed and prune a mango - Read this report on the following link: I discovered that neem oil can be a natural solution. What is ... Neem oil also controls black spot, powdery mildew, anthracnose and rust ...... www.arcadia-farms.net/finding-neem-oil I would stay away from chemic..1380 days 12hrs
Celebrating spring - It's Springtime at last and I'm sure you gardeners out there are happy like me. Have placed a link to a lovely Card here for you from my WebCards site. Do Enjoy. Donít you just love Springtime? The blossoms are out and the rains about to pass. It was s..1387 days 1hrs
Feijoa trees not flowering - Hi Jacqueline and Members. I am a new member. The Info on my gardening Hobby-Site may help you. I've researched Fejoas recently because I heard clashing feedback on a few websites about growing them and this puzzled me because I've seen a few Fejoa Trees ..1391 days 4hrs
Should i or shouldnt i - Sounds great.....I wish you well. Would take a few weeks to make all that operative I reckon. Do let us know when it goes live. I gave the Web Cards about the same time - to have reasonable content, with the different features. I'd like to see how it work..1393 days 24hrs
Garden inspirations - sternus 1 Your poem is fascinating. Don't you just love Nature? And it's almost Spring! I thought members may like a few Garden and Nature Inspirations - hey? ..1395 days 20hrs
Garden inspirations - Hi Julie, it's the 2nd time I've altered a post by changing a small amount of content. My apologies to members. This post starts with: Daisies bloom where they find room..... (the one with the Daisy picture) Then Carl 76 responds. Not used to forum..1395 days 20hrs
Should i or shouldnt i - Hey Guys, I know from someone's caution over YouTube and Natural Health Research that Bayer is Bad News (behind the scene) like Monsanto. Please do not trust them with any of your ventures ever - they're not nice to know. I do not know the other crowd. ..1395 days 20hrs
Should i or shouldnt i - BK You two get along very well. Would be really good if you can strike up something together. You enjoy this forum and I do too. Previously, I have not signed up on any forum because much of the content on forum sites is so negative and unhealthy reading...1395 days 21hrs
Should i or shouldnt i - sternus1 Was trying to be helpful but I don't think I read this post closely. If anyone could handle something sophisticated like that, you probably could. I run 6 websites - some hosted and some server. One is a special WebCards website I have customize..1395 days 21hrs
Should i or shouldnt i - sternus 1 Does this help you? I found a site for Forum Hosting: https://www.siteground.com/forum-hosting.htm https://www.siteground.com/web-hosting.htm You can get a com.au with them. They cover Asia and the Pacific etc Their rates are very good. Be..1395 days 22hrs
Garden inspirations - SPRING IS ALMOST HERE No more Winter in one week No more people feeling bleak You've sent the Rain now send the Sun The Flowers will grow and the Bees will hum Birds will Tweet down every Street And Happy little children's feet. ..1396 days 1hrs
Garden inspirations - Cottage Entrance My entrance is paved with beautiful pebbles and wonderful flowers in bloom Birds are singing a bright new tune where the paths are pleasantly strewn with pebbles of all different colors in the soft gentle breeze...1396 days 1hrs
Garden inspirations - Daisies bloom where they find room and this is true of people too. Gardening gives you space for your thoughts and a spot to call your own. Give gardening a try what a nice suprise There is so much beauty especially in fruit trees. ..1396 days 2hrs
Garden inspirations - Gardening helps us to live in the moment There's less time to fret about yesterday and worry about tomorrow It makes pleasant memories of yesterday and expectations for tomorrow. There's something about our Creator and Nature. When they are togethe..1396 days 2hrs

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When to feed and prune a mango - Thanks Jimmi!! I did as you said and cut the Mango WAY back till there was signs of life. Now there are new shoots, and some new leaves forming at the base of my tree. I guess it's still ALIVE!!! Linda..Liked Answer 1380 days 13hrs
When to feed and prune a mango - cut it back til you have green sappy tissue ie remove all dead stuff, feed it well, put a shelter made of polythene around it. Should be good...Liked Answer 1380 days 13hrs
Blueberry - I had two Sharpe and one Misty growing in pots. This is the third summer for the Sharpe, and the second for the Misty.They were prolific producers. In summer I move the pots so that they get afternoon shade, otherwise the leaves get burnt. Although they t..Liked Answer 1396 days 8hrs
Blueberry - amanda, I had blueberries a while ago, and they did really well in pots. I think you could keep them in pots for quite a while, as they are not huge plants. Mine were on a north-facing wall, so got sun exposure all-year-round. I'm sure they would d..Liked Answer 1396 days 8hrs
Blueberry - Nelly Kelly will cross pollinate with Sharpe Blur / Misty. In my 1st year, I only had Nelly Kelly & sharpe, and both flowered at about the same time & fruited well. Yes, Nelly Kelly's berry flavour was not as good as Sharpe's .... but I don't think M..Liked Answer 1396 days 8hrs
Blueberry - I'm finding the Nelly Kelly is extremely prolific- but doesn't taste quite as nice as the Misty Blue. Can't compare to any others yet- as I don't have fruit on the rest this year...Liked Answer 1396 days 8hrs
Website glitches unresponsive screens - Daleys Nursery is the best website I have found for specialty fruit trees by far. No Sign Up for Membership or Login Tabs though. I am really surprised. When I filled in the separate details to make Comments, I found an Unresponsive Screen 2x This almost ..Liked Question 1414 days 7hrs

Dwarf Mango - Irwin 10/10

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I love my little Mango Tree__ She is simply gorgeous! She came 2 weeks before Spring 2015 so carefully packed. She travelled very well and is still happy. She has four lots of leaves now and I would love to get another one. I am growing all Dwarf Fruit Trees in 51cm Green Pots. If I shift, I can take them with me. And it is possible to have a Mini Orchard this way plus more variety.

I will place a picture here early next year. I am using SoilCharge Organic Fertilizer for my fruit trees and veges.....it has naturally occurring trace elements and you can use it once a month instead of once each season. I like that idea better. I also have a special water filter that clicks onto the garden hose - it omits chlorine so your plants can benefit more from the water.

Planted: 2015

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SoilCharge

Pest Control: ECO-OIL As a precaution.

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 8/10

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Granny Smiths are old fashioned I know. Did you hear they are a great companion for Pink Ladies and Pinkabelle? It's true. They are crisp and tangy for fruit salads and also give a pleasing twist to a home made Vege Juice with Carrot and Celery. You can also add a little Beetroot if you like. One lady I met adds a touch of Ginger instead. I may place a recipe on my hobby-site!

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 7 Months from Purchase in Pot

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SOILCHARGE (organic)

Pest Control:

ECO-SOIL (organic) as a precaution against problem insects like aphids, mites, scale and leafminers!

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Washington Navel 8/10

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I've noticed that the branches of my Dwarf Washington Navel has a different formation to the Seedless Valencias. This is interesting because they have a graceful habit it seems. This disturbed me at first but then I remembered how lovely my mother's established Washington Navel looks (20yrs) It has the nicest sweet juicy oranges. It is watered with a slow running hose for an hour each week. This has been her favorite and most successful prize tree - the best she had when she was here in SA. 

Washington Navel is a heavy producer and the Oranges have a superb taste! If however you live in an area with extended weather that is freezing, you may be better going with a summer variety like Valencia Seedless avalable in dwarf variety. You don't want to lose your whole crop if weather conditions are unsuitable (minus Oc) They need about six months above 14c most of the time I found out. I'm about to place some excerpts of Info about Washington Navels on my hobby-site (re About Me) that is really nice and the best YouTube ever, I've found on their interesting history. You'd be amazed. I loved it!





Planted: 2015

Height 30 Inches

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SOILCHARGE (organic)

Pest Control:

ECO-OIL (organic) as a precaution.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Can other gardeners relate to what I said about the graceful habit of our Washington Navels?


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Blueberry Burst 8/10

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Comments: - I just love my new Blueberry plants. I bought 2 Blueberry Burst from Bunnings before I went interstate for a few days - I could not wait!  When I heard they are evergreen and bred for Australian gardeners, I just had to try them. Deciding at prsesent which variety I will choose next. My BB is loaded with flowers, and I don't want to take them off - we should do that for the strength of the plant. I may leave berries on one of them and compare the plants. Not sure if I will use different potting mix for each. They will be growing in Pots. 

Planted: 2015

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SOILCHARGE

Pest Control: ECO-OIL

Question: Would you recommend trying Peatmoss and Garden Sand for one of these plants if I want to venture? Peatmoss for acid and moisture and Sand for draining. Blueberry likes moisure but not wet feet and I'm planting them in Pots. 


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Dwarf Lemon - Meyer 10/10

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I love the pleasant open shape of my Myer Lemon. My research revealed to me recently that the Lemonicious has only a very short fruiting time whereas the Meyer fruits faithfully for most the year and the Eureka throughout the year....an ideal choice if you want two trees! The Dwarf Eureka is available here on the Daleys website - there's not much they don't have since I've been looking more closely.

For those who don't know, the Meyer Lemon is a cross between an orange and a lemon and is delightfully sweet and juicy. A once elderly friend of mine had a Meyer growing in one of those big wide enamel tubs in the corner of her patio that had heaps of lemons and is very pretty like my mum's Washington Navel.

For some of us, half a Meyer lemon is sufficient on it's own in a glass of water without sugar. It is nice and soothing with a little honey in hot water. If you add 1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds - leave them there as you drink - this will help you during the winter months.


Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SOILCHARGE (organic)

Pest Control:

ECO-OIL (organic) as a precaution against problem insects such as aphids, mites, scale and leafminers!

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

How long is it usually before you get lots of lemons growing on a Meyer Lemon tree? I'm aware the they fruit pretty profusely. About how many years before they start to do this please.


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Dwarf Orange - Valencia Seedless (Grafted) 10/10

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My Dwarf Valencia Seedless is really nice....a beautiful upright shape and healthy leaves. It was grown by Brunswick BWP but is worth mentioning. I was looking for several months for a nice one and a staff member at Bunnings I'm friendly with found it among the other citrus. I have purchased 6 other dwarf fruit trees from them but I want to go Daleys now because I'm after specialty trees they do not sell. DALEYS has them! I thought I would have to pay Perry's nursery prices for Dwarf Persimmon (non-astringent) etc but I have seen excellent INFO on this website several times, so I checked their prices now I am ready to grow fruit trees. I've been undecided about planting them here but the 50cm Pots are great in case I need to shift at some stage. Besides, the soil here is shale after the first 6 inches....not very encouraging. There's always a way......hey?

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SOILCHARGE (organic)

Pest Control:

ECO-OIL (organic) as a precaution against problem insects such as aphids, mites, scale and leafminers!

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Pinkabelle (Seedling) 8/10

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I love my Pinkabelle....she's 8 months and has a nice formation with lovely leaves (before winter) I can't wait to pick some Pink Lady apples. This is a good choice! To me, it's much better than the Ballerina Apple Trees - though some gardeners might like them - the Pinkabelle grows 2 Metre x 1 Meter. It's more of a tree - it's nice to have branches!

My sister bought a 3 Way Grafted Apple Tree with Pink Lady, Fuji and Royal Gala (they are her favorites) and while it may be interesting to go for those, I have decided to buy the dwarf varieties.....a Pink Lady (that I have with the Pinkabelle) a Granny Smith for cross-polination and possibly a Fuji soon. For sometime, I wondered why all the fuss about Fuji apples until I tried some on sale one day and suprisingly, they tasted very similar to the Pink Lady apples. They are also very juicy! So they are a good option for pollinating Pink Lady apples all you fellow fans out there!


Planted: 2015

Height 30 Inches

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SOILCHARGE

Pest Control:

ECO-OIL (Organic)

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

How many fruit can we expect when tree is 3yrs....then 5-6 years?


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Golden Delicious - Apple (Grafted) 10/10

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I love my beautiful new Golden Delicious Apple Tree - my mum's favorite apple! I found a really nice shapely one at Bunnings 2 weeks before Summer with 5 nice even branches. Everyone admired it on my way out the store. My mum is 90yrs and lives interstate with my sister now. I love to have a few fruit trees that remind me of her - makes her feel a little closer. 

I have just decided to grow this one with my Pink Lady Pinkabell and I am looking for a nice Dwarf Fuji Apple Tree to pollinate both of them. Have just bought a Ninja Pro (super blender) recently and will be adding the golden delicious apples later to a few special Vege Blends I make. Voila!!!

I am waiting for Daley's Dwarf Avocado Trees to become available - not sure when. I think that avocado would be nice with golden delicious apple and celery as a loose salad snack!



Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SOILCHARGE

Pest Control: ECO-OIL

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Seedling) 8/10

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Update: 1267 days 1hrs

Comments: - Thought I would have a few varieties of Blueberries, so I added this one. It looks lovely and healthy. I;m growing mine in pots but John Hartley says that they are a great plant for Edible Landscaping - that is a fast growing trend these days - because they have blue-green foliage for most of the year with shades of puple during the colder months followed by pink flowers in Spring. They can grow large crops of berries on a relatively short 150 chilling hours. 

Planted: 2015

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SOILCHARGE

Pest Control: ECO-OIL

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Lemon - Eureka (Grafted) 10/10

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This is my latest citrus tree I am excited about....really healthy and a good formation. It was grown by Pocket Pockets but is worth mentioning. I am going to feed my citrus with SOILCHARGE by Alternative Gardening Solutions. I was strongly advised by Bunnings to use a Premium Citrus Potting Mix....they cost the earth and have questionable wetting agents in them plus 'Osmocote' - I used to like before I did Natural Health Research 20 Yrs. If you wish to know more, go to my hobby site in About Me. I have researched SoilCharge and happy with my discovery - I won't need what Bunnings recommended. I like to go Organic and you do need to be careful that there are plenty of Trace Elements. For me, SoilCharge satisfies that demand.

I found an interesting tree tree on the Net called Lemon Heaven recently that fruits in clusters. Only thing was, it's exclusive to PlantNet sold only in Queensland .....NSW and WA in 2016 so SA and VIC have to wait due to some quarantine laws (state to state). Makes me value my Eureka and Meyer all the more!

Planted: 2015

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: SOILCHARGE

Pest Control:

ECO-OIL (organic) as a precaution against problem insects such as aphids, mites, scale, whitefly and citrus leafminers!

Question:

Did you hear the Eureka Lemon trees fruit ALL Year?


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