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Manfred's Edible Backyard

Joined: 28/02/14 Updated: 28/02/14 Frost:
Location: Wamboin

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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..18 days 5hrs
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 ..24 days 13hrs
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..29 days 4hrs
What conifer is this - They look like roman cypress, Cupressus sempervirens..29 days 14hrs
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...82 days 6hrs
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..92 days 6hrs
Lots a lemons - Pick them when you need a lemon...99 days 10hrs
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..150 days 5hrs
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...155 days 6hrs
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..163 days 6hrs
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..168 days 5hrs
Bay tree seedlings - Whatever you do, don't release them into the wild...168 days 5hrs
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 ..182 days 7hrs
Fig cuttings from ebay - I only have one black and one white variety left because I can't give figs as much water as they'd like, but I would be pleased to send you some cuttings around about April. I also pass a few fig trees on my annual migration north and could get some cu..184 days 6hrs
Cheap potting mix - I'm totally with you, James and Amanda on this. When I'm in my southern location I use Coles potting mix. I bought some Richgro in IGA in Tully a few months ago, which was the worst potting mix I have ever used. They don't sell that stuff any more..184 days 7hrs

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