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Kate816's Edible Backyard

Joined: 23/02/23 Updated: 22/05/23 Frost:
Location: ACACIA RIDGE

About My Edible Backyard


Why Kate816 Love's Edible Plants

We are a family of 6 in south brisbane suburbs who love to make use of our 760m2 yard.

Growing food is something we started last year during covid lockdowns and already the kids have delighted in home grown blueberries, strawberries, mulberries, veggies, salad ingredients, mangos, finger limes, mandarins and oranges!

 We cannot stop!

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Aus1788 says... [188 days 16hrs ago]
I saw you wanted some info on the purplemangosteen. I'm growing two in Brisbane it's on my edible page.

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Blueberry - OB1 (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 20hrs

Comments: - Fabulous variety that I highly recommend you sourcing! Healthy, hardy, and vigorous bush that is growing fabulously! I might get a second one... (we already have 9 x blueberry bushes, so this really is not necessary... but... )

Planted: 2023

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Linda says... [203 days 22hrs ago]
Hi Kate, I'm after OB1 as well - I'm told it is the collar rot resistant version of my Berry 5 which is GREAT. Where did you get you OB1s ? Thanks
Linda says... [203 days 21hrs ago]
Hi, Sorry, I did a close up on your picture and found you got them from Ladybird Nursery. Oops.

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Lychee - Kwai May Pink (B3) (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 20hrs

Comments: -

This lychee is doing awesome in the ground.

Turns out they like slightly acidic soil, so it's been planted next to our blueberry hedge to take advantage of the work already done to acidify that area. It suffered shock and stress when we first planted it, lost all its leaves and appeared dormant over Christmas, however it's green, leafy, happy and thriving now.

Still too little t produce, but it attempted to fruit last year (kept our local bees happy!) but dropped all its fruit. Maybe this year or next year we will get a harvest but, even if not, patience is key. 

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Nectarine - White Satin (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: -

This has been grafted to a tree as a "double graft" with an Angel peach. Both species do not require a cross-pollinating partner, so this was simply a space-saving way to cram more food types into the yard.

I am so happy with it!

It flowered and "fruited" already technically, but dropped all its fruit as it really is far too young and small to be bearing fruit.

However it did everything perfectly, so maybe this year or next year we will start to see the pay off and its "practice run" kept the local bees happy.

Still in a large grow pot while we work out where to install it!

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Peach - Angel Subtropical (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: -

This has been grafted to a tree as a "double graft" with a White Satin nectarine. Both species do not require a cross-pollinating partner, so this was simply a space-saving way to cram more food types into the yard.

I am so happy with it!

It flowered and "fruited" already technically, but dropped all its fruit as it really is far too young and small to be bearing fruit.

However it did everything perfectly, so maybe this year or next year we will start to see the pay off and its "practice run" kept the local bees happy.

Still in a large grow pot while we work out where to install it!

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Plum - Santa Rosa (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: -

This has been grafted to a tree as a "double graft" with a Mariposa plum so that they can cross-pollinate one another.

I am so happy with it!

It flowered and "fruited" already technically, but dropped all its fruit as it really is far too young and small to be bearing fruit.

However it did everything perfectly, so maybe this year or next year we will start to see the pay off and its "practice run" kept the local bees happy.

Still in a large grow pot while we work out where to install it!

Planted: 2022

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Mariposa

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Plum - Mariposa (Grafted) 10/10

Kate816's Edible Fruits
Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: -

This has been grafted to a tree as a "double graft" with a Santa Rosa plum so that they can cross-pollinate one another.

I am so happy with it!

It flowered and "fruited" already technically, but dropped all its fruit as it really is far too young and small to be bearing fruit.

However it did everything perfectly, so maybe this year or next year we will start to see the pay off and its "practice run" kept the local bees happy.

Still in a large grow pot while we work out where to install it!

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Santa Rosa

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Lime - Red Centered (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Such a cute little fruit, this one was bought late last year, planted in a grow bag while we decide where to install it (as with most of our spontanious purchases haha) and it has already fruited for us.

Egg-shaped little red limes. Great for seafood and sald and drinks! Low maintenance, looks like a finger lime in terms of the greenery, and appears to be just as slow growing and hardy. 

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Finger Lime - d'Emerald (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: - Going great guns in a grow bag until we decide exactly where to pop him in the ground. Fruiting already, and we only bought it late last year. Fruit should be ready to pick around Easter I'd say - highly recommend!

Very low maintenance.

Planted: 2022

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Dwarf Lime - Tahitian (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Going great, has lowanna strawberries growing around the base with some french marigolds and a french lavender as well. Doesn't seem to mind, in fact they may be acting like mulch perhaps.

Al lthe fruit dropped this time, but that's to be expected with a brand new young lime tree. It was also suffering black aphids for a day or two before I noticed, but some white oil sorted them out very swiftly and then ladybirds came and helped as well.

Very healthy, happy young tree.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Dwarf Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: - Love this little tree, it was planted mid-2022 but it is already fruiting and we are watching our mandarins grow with delight. 

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Avocado - Linda (B) (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Great hardy plant!

Our dog chewed this one down to a stick when we first brought it home and we were beside ourselves, thinking it would die off.

Instead, around 3-4 months later, it sprouted leaves and then fruited! Of all the miracles! We are stoked. Highly recommend.

We have kept it in a pot for now until we figure out exactly where we want it in the ground, but it's doing great.

Planted: 2022

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Hass

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Blueberry - Kisses (PBR) (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: - Burst and Kisses sit side by side in pots enjoying each others company until the area is ready in the ground for them. They are both happy, healthy, bountiful plants :) I do recommend. 

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Burst

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Blueberry - Burst (PBR) (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: - Burst and Kisses sit side by side in pots enjoying each others company until the area is ready in the ground for them. They are both happy, healthy, bountiful plants :) I do recommend. 

Planted: 2022

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Kisses

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Avocado - Hass (A) (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: - Awesome plant, healthy, easy, in the ground and already fruited (we planted last year, it fruited late last year).

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Linda

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Finger Lime - Tom Thum (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: - Cute little finger lime bush, growing happily in the ground and new growth has the usual purple colouring. As with most finger limes, it appears slow growing but healthy and happy. Very low maintenance.

Planted: 2022

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Passionfruit - Red Flowered (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: - This beautiful passionfruit vine is a different looking vine to the panama varieties I have, the leaves start brown when unfurling before lightening to a pleasent green. Very healthy, I bought on clearance from Bunnings in very poor health. It is now robust and dense and thriving. Very happy with this plant!

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Passionfruit - Banana (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: - Bought this on clearance from Bunnings in very poor health, but it is now thriving and vigorous even in full sun, planted alongside my other passionfruit!

Planted: 2022

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Passionfruit - Panama Perfection 10/10

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Update: 423 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Absolutely thriving, holy smokes, I planted this in a raised bed with three other passionfruit varieties thinking "see how they go", bought them on clearance in poor health. Well. Now they are overtaking the fence and so very bushy and dense and healthy. A much prettier sight than the bare wire fence. We are thrilled. So easy to grow!


Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Passionfruit - Panama Red (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - Absolutely thriving, holy smokes, I planted this in a raised bed with three other passionfruit varieties thinking "see how they go", bought them on clearance in poor health. Well. Now they are overtaking the fence and so very bushy and dense and healthy. A much prettier sight than the bare wire fence. We are thrilled. So easy to grow!

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Guava Hawaiian (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - Healthy, easy to grow, low maintenance, attractive tree. 

Planted: 2022

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Finger Lime - Rainforest Pearl Dwarf (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - A dwarf grafted version of the Rainforest Pearl. Healthy, easy to grow, hasn't fruited yet - slow growing, but low maintenance. A native under-canopy fruit tree. Thorny and spindly but beautiful.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Finger Lime - Rainforest Pearl (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - Healthy, slow growing but easy - very low maintenance. Watch for spikes. New growth comes in dark purple, before lightening to green.

Planted: 2022

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Strawberry - Lowanna (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - We adore our Lowanna Strawberries. Big, bright, sweet, juicy, bountiful. Amazing. Highly recomend!

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - Happy plant, even though our dog "pruned" it by snapping the tallest branch off that I then tried to propagate as a cutting (it didn't work). At least it will grow back, it is a healthy happy bush even if it is now shorter than the others. 

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter


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Blueberry - Misty (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - Beautiful looking plant, the prettiest of our blueberries.

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Planted: 2022

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - gorgeous healthy happy pretty plant. We plan to make a blueberry hedge, we have 9 blueberry plants, all different, three in ground, 6 in pots. The ones in pots are just waiting for an old weed tree to be cut down by hubby when he gets time. Then the hedge will be grown along the fence for delightful use by our kids and our neighbours' kids. Yum!

Planted: 2022

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Blueberry - Brightwell (Cutting) 4/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - struggling with this one, yet all of my other blueberries are thriving. I don't get it.

Planted: 2023

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Question: Any idea why this one is so unhappy? We have 9 blueberries (one each of Misty, Biloxi, Sharpeblue, OB1, Sunshine, Gulf, Burst, Kisses, and Brightwell) but this one all the leaves curles and dropped and it's just twigs now. Same conditions, potted, same soil mix (Searles Peat 80 mixed with peat moss and a seasol drink when potted then fertilised with dunamic lifter and mulched with peat moss). 


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Blueberry - Sharpblue (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - The bushiest of our in-ground blueberries!

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Blueberry - Biloxi (Cutting) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - This one is planted in the ground and come late last year gave us our first harvest of berries. Yum!

Fruiting Months October, November, December

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: Beer traps in vicinity

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - Bambaroo (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 423 days 22hrs

Comments: - We planted this in the ground in July 2022 and had our first mango off it in 2023. Cute strong beautiful tree that is ready to claim its spot in our yard.

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2022

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: White oil


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