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Kitty
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Posted -  07/03/2007  :  23:30
Can we have a gardening website?  I have decided to have a vegetable patch this year and the tomatoe and broad beans have already been sown and are coming up.  The compost is looking great and I can't wait for the runner beans, courgettes, cut and come again spinach, radishes and onions!  It would be great to have a forum to discuss things as I know I will have loads of unanswered questions soon...


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Stanley
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Posted - 11/08/2009 : 07:04


 


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Tizer
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Posted - 11/08/2009 : 09:28
Whatever they are they ought to be known as the Brown Bottlebrush caterpillar (Teamus skydivicus)! They look like what we used to know as `Hairy Marys'. Do you give them parachutes?


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marilyn
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Posted - 11/08/2009 : 10:36
No...they only get cussed at, then it is over the fence they go!
The adult ones are the thickness and length of one's little finger. They fly further.....


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Tizer
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Posted - 12/08/2009 : 12:54
Those are seriously big caterpillars...but then you wouldn't make do with wimpish ones in Oz, would you? I suppose it's no good trying to kill them in Australian beer - they would probably get bigger!


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Bradders
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Posted - 12/08/2009 : 13:22
OK it's slightly off topic , but Tizer your comment about Oz beer reminds me of the time I bought my Dad "a tube of Fosters" , as part of a birthday present.

They were quite big things and had just been introduced into the UK and I thought it might be a bit novel........

He eventually opened it.... put it to his lips , took an almighty swig and then (not quite spitting it out)  said..."ptherrr.........little lad's beer" !

He was used to something with a bit more body .


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Tizer
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Posted - 12/08/2009 : 20:00
My Dad drinks Strongbow cider but complains that it's `pop'!


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Bradders
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Posted - 12/08/2009 : 22:12
He's quite right.......cider should be made with horse shoes in it !!!


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Stanley
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Posted - 13/08/2009 : 06:23
And an occasional rat.


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marilyn
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Posted - 13/09/2009 : 06:05
Despite the caterpillar invasion, my garden is bursting forth with flowers at present. There is something new to enjoy every day. I am especially enjoying a patch of Iris flowers this week. Have taken a pic...


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Stanley
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Posted - 13/09/2009 : 06:40



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Cathy
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Posted - 13/09/2009 : 11:08
Marilyn what will you do when they finally build on next doors block and the new owners start throwing them back ... ? 
Love the Iris's, be careful when the petals drop, because they stain. 
Checked out a new nursery today (out in the middle of nowhere) , obviously the owners knew what they were doing when they established it, the place was packed.  It has a restaurant, cafe etc, everything you can imagine for indoor / outdoor gardens.  Nursery,s have come a long way in the last few years.  Bumped into a family member who had come from the opposite direction, an hour away.  It took a good 2hrs to get thru everything.    Smile


All thru the fields and meadows gay  ....  Enjoy   
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marilyn
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Posted - 14/09/2009 : 11:06
Believe it or not they HAVE started preparing the block for building just this week. Foundations are being dug, so any morning now we will have the Mario Bros pouring truck loads of cement....at six in the morning.

Which family member? Was it our older sister? Younger sister? (couldn't be our brothers. Can't imagine them in a garden centre...besides...they live well over an hour away)


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Cathy
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Posted - 15/09/2009 : 10:39
The family member was one of daughters, a cousin from Kadina / Wallaroo - Lisa, Jill's daughter.  I've seen Nicky and Tasma in the last couple of weeks too - what's going on? 


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marilyn
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Posted - 15/09/2009 : 10:52
Hopefully they haven't appeared to 'wish you luck as they wave you goodbye' sister dearest...


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marilyn
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Posted - 16/09/2009 : 11:29
Got you text message Cazza.
What did I mean by that last post?
Well...I don't know if you ever experience a similat thing, but I can go for weeks without hearing from anyone, then suddenly (it seems) I am contacted by just about everyone I know within a 24 hour period. I always wonder if I am dying of a disease that I don't know about and they do! The thought often crosses my mind - do they know something I don't!? Why does this happen? Why is everyone thinking about me today?


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