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Black sapote not growing - You can taste it in Tropical Fruit World in Tweed Heads, if it's in season and they have a harvest. They also sell black sapote sauce, which you can try to give you an idea of the flavour, although personally I like the taste of the fruit better than th..3687 days 21hrs
Black sapote not growing - You can taste it in Tropical Fruit World in Tweed Heads, if it's in season and they have a harvest. They also sell black sapote sauce, which you can try to give you an idea of the flavour, although personally I like the taste of the fruit better than th..3687 days 21hrs
Giant avacados - Saw a big variety at Tropical Fruit World in Tweed Heads. The variety there was "Linda". You can buy plants there, but not sure whether they have any of those ones for sale. You could give them a call (but not sure about the logistics and laws about g..3694 days 11hrs
Fruit trees that are shade trees - It's probably this week's heat that's started me thinking down these lines, but what fruit trees are good as shade trees? Especially for Melbourne? Thanks...3798 days 21hrs
Chinese spinach - When I hear of "Chinese spinach" I think of "Ong Choy" or "Water spinach" but that's very tropical and I'm pretty sure it wouldn't grow in Melbourne. Could it be "New Zealand Spinach" aka "Warrigal Greens"? That's a ground cover and is pret..3812 days 1hrs
Feijoa sellowiana - Craig, you have the typical Feijoa Sellowiana that is sold in most nurseries, that is, the generic non-named variety, a seedling. This is in contrast to the named varieties (eg. those in Daleys shop) such as Mammoth, Apollo, Gemini etc, which have consis..3812 days 2hrs
My great idea2 - The My Edible Fruits page looks like it could be useful tool, Correy. Will have a play with it and post feedback if have any...3862 days 3hrs
Lemongrass lots of leaves thin stem - Sold as 'lemon grass' and smells like lemon grass. Actually, I have just heard from my friend in Japan who is growing this. Two bought from the same nursery and looked exactly the same. One is in a well drained spot and has lots of leaves and a thin s..3863 days 2hrs
My great idea2 - That sounds like a great idea, Kath. It would be great if we could also run some ad hoc reports off the data, to answer such questions as "What percentage of X plant of Y variety survived after Z years within 100 km of my location". Or "How long does..3864 days 18hrs
Lemongrass lots of leaves thin stem - Whenever I try to grow lemongrass, I end up with a huge amount of leaves, but only a very thin stalk. I give it a hair cut every now and then, but it just grows back and the stem doesn't get any fatter. Any ideas why this might be? Thanks...3865 days 2hrs
How can i stop slugs eating my - Thanks all, will give those suggestions a go. Where can you buy diatomaceous earth, though? Have never seen anything of that name in nurseries, although it may be because I wasn't looking...3880 days 1hrs
How can i stop slugs eating my - One slug can eat a whole strawberry overnight, and I've tried all the mythical solutions such as sawdust, cut hair, plastic barriers, coffee, beer traps, but none of them work (or maybe work on 5% of the population). I've tried going out at night, but..3880 days 13hrs
Mulch - Lucerne mulch is good because as it breaks down it feeds the tree...3891 days 22hrs
Avacado1 - Bacon is cold-tolerant, although not sure it can cope with frosts. Worth trying if you have lots of spare land and don't mind experimenting. Wurtz is s dwarf variety so you could grow in a large pot and bring it into a warmer area in winter...3891 days 22hrs
Wax jambu leaves dying - Thanks for the advice Anon and Bazza. They're in bonsai bags at the moment because we're going to renovate and can't put them in the ground until we're done. Bazza, thanks for the pics. Are you pruning or training them at all?..3917 days 17hrs


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