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Manfred's Edible Backyard

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Location: Wamboin

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Apple branch squeezed - That doesn't look too bad to me, but how does that branch feature in your overall plan for that tree? I'd probably be inclined to leave it. Plants don't heal but they do overgrow damage like that and a young tree will quickly cover minor damage earl..34 days 2hrs
Mandarin fruit1 - Bunnings isn't all that bad, though they do sell something as "e;lemon grass"e; which is not Cymbopogon citratus and will someday be reported to the ACCC for it. (I think it's a genuine mistake because I warned their previous supplier and they ..39 days 14hrs
Pruning fig - Figs bear their fruit on new growth. Why do you want to reduce the base for the new growth? If you want to shape it or keep it small, bear in mind that pruning encourages a plant to start growing, so very late winter is going to be less disruptive t..77 days 4hrs
Plant identifcation - It certainly is. It's one of the worst. I'm in despair in one patch of garden where it has overgrown a healthy japonica (Coleonema pulchrum -I think)and is coming through some bush roses. One of my neighbours has it coming up in some soil they had ..83 days 12hrs
Plant identifcation - I'm with Julie on this one. Vinca major - periwinkle. The enlarging button doesn't work for me so I might be wrong, but I'd be nervous if it came up somewhere I didn't already have it. (Great groundcover though if you don't want to grow anything el..88 days 3hrs
What conifer is this - They look like roman cypress, Cupressus sempervirens..88 days 13hrs
Apache pecan seedlings - Why would you think they're apache seedlings? If the mother was apache they were presumably fertilised by something else. The father gets an equal share of the blame/credit...141 days 5hrs
Trees grown from seed - I don't understand the question. If you want seedling grown trees, almonds sprout readily if you buy local nuts this time of the year. Likewise pecans, hazelnuts and walnuts. Apples grow readily if you put fresh seeds in a little moist newspape..151 days 5hrs
Lots a lemons - Pick them when you need a lemon...158 days 9hrs
Fruit treesdon webercitrus springs fl - The only factor in fruit size, colour, flavour etc is the breeding of the mother. Cross pollination only affects the embryo (or embryos in polymbryonics) in the seeds, which will determine the next generation. It can't alter the characteristics of the..209 days 4hrs
Seedling chestnut flowering months old - Congratulations - I have chestnut trees twenty years old that haven't flowered. I've never seen anything like that. Must be global warming...214 days 5hrs
Jackfruit seedlings - Yes - don't allow double leaders to develop unless you have a good reason to do so. If a tree has two main trunks each will have all its branches and leaves on one side and gravity will pull it to that side. With only one leader a tree is balanced and..222 days 5hrs
Pistachio trees1 - I have been told chinese pistachio will pollinate your Pistacia vera. Can't swear to the truth of it but it was a usually reliable source..227 days 4hrs
Bay tree seedlings - Whatever you do, don't release them into the wild...227 days 4hrs
Lenon seeds - Regulars will need to look away or forgive me as I repeat the manta that citrus seedlings are seedy. thorny, excessively vigorous and slow to bear. If you can live with all that, growing citrus from seed is well worthwhile. Most lemons will come true ..241 days 6hrs

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