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jovialmo

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Actually, heaviest work will be planting the Stella cherry. Needs excellent drainage. So dig a wide hole, make it deeper around the outside than in the centre, fill the deeper parts with gravel. Pickaxe work—again, will water that ground well before I start digging.
 

HBS Guy

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Wondering if I should buy a couple of quince trees? Would have to put them in planter bags but the guy in Tassie that receives my trees and looks after them for 2-3 months could do that and look after them the 2-3 years until I move there. Hmmm sounds like a good idea. Have decided against crepe myrtle, Tassie not hot enough and too wet. Oh well, another citrus tree. Also—must be some native Tassie decorative tree or shrub.
 

HBS Guy

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Got a Smyrna and a Pineapple Quince! Richard will look after them until house is built. Also have red, white and black currants! Plant them alongside the apple tunnel! Taking shape!
 

HBS Guy

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Red currants are self fertile but you get more and bigger berries if there are other red or white currants near. Hence the white currant. I might leave that one unnetted to give the birds a feed. Two red one white, be good. Bought a black currant—won’t help the redcurrant but nice to have.

Redcurrants are great to have, versatile. Eat fresh, add to cheese platter. Freeze well and you can make red currant jelly. Red currants chockfull of Vitamin C, antioxidants, anthocyanins etc. Also pectin—help jams to set.
 

HBS Guy

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Well, one nursery who finally answered an email to change a delivery address. . .sent the order to me in Adelaide!

I can’t take them back to Tassie!

$400+ down the drain!
 
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Lols

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Well, one nursery who finally answered an email to change a delivery address. . .sent the order to me in Adelaide!

I can’t take them back to Tassie!

$400+ down the drain!
Can’t you have this mob re-send plants where you wanted them?
Or can you send them to where you want them?
Maybe sell them in gumtree ?
What sort trees, how many, and how big?
 

johnsmith

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I will try to sell them on GumTree—have placed an ad.

facebook 'marketplace' is great for selling (and buying) stuff.. And free. You can sell anything there, no matter how rubbish,. and someone will usually buy it.

No one uses gumtree anymore. Facebook lets you gear the add to your own local area if you want so you don't have to worry about shipping
 

HBS Guy

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Looks like I can drive to Pt Melbourne and onto the ferry:


  • People coming to Tasmania from other jurisdictions are allowed to transit through a Victorian airport or port, provided they do so directly. This means driving directly through Victoria by vehicle to an airport or Port Melbourne seaport without breaking their journey, except for obtaining fuel. All other current quarantine requirements remain in place.
Tasmanian border
 

Lols

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facebook 'marketplace' is great for selling (and buying) stuff.. And free. You can sell anything there, no matter how rubbish,. and someone will usually buy it.

No one uses gumtree anymore. Facebook lets you gear the add to your own local area if you want so you don't have to worry about shipping
Gumtree is local pick up too. Provided the area is advertised where pick you takes place.
We done well with gumtree, but now Facebook market place is good too except, your ad exposure is short lived as many others put up ads and drive your ad down.
Basically gumtree and eBay have given us success.
Facebook market place has also, usually pretty well as soon as we put up an ad, we get queries or price negotiations!
And as quickly as attention came, it goes.
 
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