Is anything better than netting?
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by Peter Davis
3d ago
I have been wandering around the garden over the last few months wondering how it can be that I have so much unprotected fruit available. I have never seen so many strawberries, I am picking them for breakfast and lunch every day, whereas normally the Blackbirds get them well before I can. And the unnetted trees are full of apples, nashi pears and plums. How can that be? I had noticed that the birds had not been around, but did not take much notice of that, until suddenly it all fell into place.  I was sitting out the back watching some pensive Currawongs, thinking how nice it was to see ..read more
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Topping up a garden bed
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by Peter Davis
2w ago
I have recently harvested the cucumbers and peas from one of my raised beds and now have space to undertake some new planting. But before I do, I need to prepare the bed because even though the soil is full of life, it has broken down and sunk quite a lot and needs a top-up for the new season's autumn planting.   The main things to keep in mind when topping up the bed are to -    Layer, layer, layer. -    Water each layer as you build it up until the water penetrates, not just pools-up on the top.   Other than that, it is just a simple matter of layering in this o ..read more
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Pruning citrus trees
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by Peter Davis
1M ago
I know that they appear to be different somehow, and in many ways they are, but just like other fruit trees, Cirtus trees needs pruning also.   The best approach I have found with citrus is NOT to undertake infrequent heavy pruning, as that can lead to aggressive upright growth. If you take a lot off, the tree will try to replace the lost foliage.   To avoid this, it is better to undertake regular small amounts of pruning, taking off less than 1 quarter of the overall tree, which helps it avoid shock, and reduces the risk of it regrowing heavily. Prune them all year round to get rid ..read more
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Not all fresh is as fresh as fresh!
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by Peter Davis
1M ago
This carries on from my earlier piece about how many gardeners stop due to the lack of success. Here are some more reasons why you should not be put off and persist.   Fresh - Tick the freshness you prefer. A – Have an individual looking piece of fruit or veg with its own size, colour and characteristics. B – Have a uniform looking piece of fruit or veg, where one is exactly the same as the other and the other and the next. A - Strong unique flavour. B - Watery identical flavours. A - Thousands of varieties to choose from. B - 3 or 4 verities to choose. A - What you put in the soil and on ..read more
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Hot, cold, wet and dry!
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by Peter Davis
1M ago
Well, I guess we should be getting use to that which is upside down being the right way up! It is cold here today and drizzly, but yesterday it was hot and humid, no wonder the trees, veggies and flowers are battling fungal problems. I know how they feel! In these conditions you will need to be alert and Prune, trim and thin out you plants as soon as you see any discolouration, (that is not caused by the wind or weather) to let lots of air, sunshine and airflow get to the plants. Destroy any infected leaves – don’t put them in the compost and clean your tools afterwards. Feed your plants well ..read more
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Thought for 2024
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by Peter Davis
1M ago
Is it too late to say Happy New Year – surely not, although for many Jan 1 must seem like a very long time ago. Regardless, I hope the year ahead is enjoyable and rewarding for everyone.   I thought I would start the year reflecting on a statistic I found when starting up this business, being that only 60% of all gardeners in Australia, have been doing it for more than 5 years. This suggest that many who start gardening, drop off within the first 5 years. This is not too surprising when you think of all the demands on our current lifestyles and the battle that constantly needs to be waged ..read more
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Fascinating Structures
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by Peter Davis
2M ago
Well the finish line (which is more like a start line) is now in sight and for a week or so things will be a little quieter in the office, if not in the garden. I am going to take that opportunity to recharge and get ready for what is already looking like a very significant year for Flexi Garden Frames. I will tell you more a little later, but it involves more with Mitre 10, Bunnings and a new elbow, which I won’t say too much about now. I thought I would finish off the year by showing some photos of unusual and interesting frames customers have built, to get us all inspired by the possibiliti ..read more
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Time to plant
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by Peter Davis
2M ago
Does anyone know what season it is? We have had it all in the last few weeks – dry, wet, hot, cold, humid! Who knows what is going on. But the bottom line is that it is warming up and we are not getting the cold snaps we were, so it is time to get out and do some planting. Even if you are behind with your spring planting, you can still get away with doing it now, as the weather has not hit fully formed summer yet – well not here anyway. Your beds should already be prepared with compost and mulch. Give them a good watering with liquid fertiliser and get planting – capsicum, cucumbers, eggplants ..read more
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Big things in small packages
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by Peter Davis
3M ago
You don’t have to have a massive amount of space to produce a good amount of fresh veg, and with as little as a 1 x 1 metre bed you can have a productive patch. Obviously with that space, the sky is not the limit, and you want to avoid the big brutes like cabbages, pumpkins and zucchinis, but if you choose your vegetables wisely you can easily provide plenty of options for your table. Carrots, spring onions, some tomatoes, basil, kale, spinach, capsicum, radish, cucumbers growing up a support at the side of the bed, coriander, even some companion flowers will all work well in this space. The t ..read more
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Tomatoes
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by Peter Davis
3M ago
Most gardeners grow (or attempt to grow) tomatoes as they are such a good staple food that can be used in so many different ways, as well as looking great! The seasons have been all over the place, (we had a hailstorm yesterday), making it hard to know exactly when to plant tomatoes. But the time is certainly coming up, so if you are about to get started consider how you want to support them as they grow. Supporting them will improve the look and create a healthy, fruitful crop. As the plant grows you can secure them with soft ties to the legs of the garden frames (or to stakes if you are usin ..read more
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