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GreyCrow

TheBrownDog
Mar 21, 2016
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Nothing better than spending time in my backyard managing the few things I have. Have built a small area and put fake lawn in, nice shady area under the crab-apple tree to sit and contemplate the world.

I also have onions growing at the moment , and am looking to put some garlic bulbs in.

Was watching community tv and Vasilli came on with this garden in Moreland Vic. The guy has done a fantastic job.


Have you gone this far or are you like me with one or two items and a hope to grow more?
 

Jason mp

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Aug 31, 2015
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i have a vege garden, lots of herbs, sweet potato, carrots, tomato, spinach, kale, capsicum, cucumber, zucchini. goes well with the chook pen as well, the garden loves the chook poo. lot more work than you think originally.

i made the beginners mistake of going too big too early (8 beds approx 5 sqm each), i am cutting it back to probably 4 beds.
 

GreyCrow

TheBrownDog
Mar 21, 2016
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i have a vege garden, lots of herbs, sweet potato, carrots, tomato, spinach, kale, capsicum, cucumber, zucchini. goes well with the chook pen as well, the garden loves the chook poo. lot more work than you think originally.

i made the beginners mistake of going too big too early (8 beds approx 5 sqm each), i am cutting it back to probably 4 beds.
I have had tomatos and beets and spring onions before. Changed it and redesigned to make my relax place. Had potato tyres as well
 

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DazalenkoUBewty

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Jul 8, 2015
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Millions of peaches..peaches for me.... Millions of peaches..peaches for free :D

Fill your gardens with fruit trees and veggies. The stuff from the shops doesn't come close to homegrown. Yeah there's some work involved, but for me it's defo worth it. There's plenty of helpful videos on youtube, too.

Most people are generally very wasteful with their garden space.

For me to keep a tree that doesn't produce food I've got to really really love it.

A few flowering natives are good, too, if u like birds.
 

GreyCrow

TheBrownDog
Mar 21, 2016
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I try and attend board meetings by phone, and garden whilst listening. far more relaxing and far easier to listen for long periods than sitting still at a table.

oh and for the record......mainly herbs
You should have plenty of Thyme to give Sage advice while in your herbarium

I will be organizing one later this year.
 

flashmanvc

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Dug some trenches for wicking garden beds today. Anyone used the wicking bed technique? Wondering what size I should make the reservoir so the soil stays moist if I head off over summer for a couple of weeks.
 

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Jack Richards

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Apr 10, 2015
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My gardening skills are meh considering my dad was an avid gardener before doing FI/FO work. I never picked up that trait and with work being so full on, I rather want to spend time with my kids on my 2 days offa week.

Today we got a gardener to trim the bushes and trees down, add more mulch, mow, whipper snip, feed the lawn.

He was amazing considering my skills are rubbish, its no mean feat.

I feel guilty because every bloke should be able to garden considering its not that hard to mow and whipper snip.

Wife decided to keephim on for $55 a month to mow and trim the fenceline and footpaths while I focus on the garden beds and plants.
 

rocker_oz33

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May 15, 2007
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About 2week ago I seen ad on FB roses 10 bucks each I went to the house I had to dig the things out fuuuuu.
After the 3rd one the guy said you can have the other 3 if you want lol I was stuffed after the 3rd one.

I put the kents in 2 are going well enough.
One needs work I hope it lives.
 

BEaston

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Oct 9, 2013
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Now that I'm out of apartment living and have a house with a backyard I've been spending a bit of time in the garden. It's a decent size but had been fairly neglected so the first few months have been simply getting it back to a good base. Lots of cutting and clearing. There's no grass which I'm happy about :) Still, lots of weeding required.
 

rocker_oz33

TheBrownDog
May 15, 2007
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Now that I'm out of apartment living and have a house with a backyard I've been spending a bit of time in the garden. It's a decent size but had been fairly neglected so the first few months have been simply getting it back to a good base. Lots of cutting and clearing. There's no grass which I'm happy about :) Still, lots of weeding required.
What you going to put their? Seed Or rolled turf.
 

Engimal v3

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Sep 21, 2017
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Maybe not gardening, but I grow carnivorous plans. It's so calming to watch them grow each day, water them, trim them, photograph them, repot them, etc.
 

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