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Lols

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Monk, make sure you have approx area you are advertising pick up from, and put photos up of the trees, I went to look at your ad and would’ve liked to see photos 👍
 

pinkeye

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He never posts pics of his place... does he..? Nor of all these plants etc.. perhaps it's too much , given activity elsewhere.
 

HBS Guy

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Yes, can put photos—will look like a bunch of twigs tho. These are 1 year from grafting onto rootstock.

I have posted pics of my block!
 

HBS Guy

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I will post some tomorrow or Tue.

Not that much to see, when I leave there should be a bit more. I post photos of my block when I am there.
 

johnsmith

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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.
the trick with facebook to is cancel your add every few days then relist it. Or get your facebook friends to like it.
 

HBS Guy

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Yeah, not on line either. Never hurts to open the mouth.

Will get wholesale back from Aust Post hopefully.
 

HBS Guy

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Wow, got $295 back from the nursery—they said that came from Australia Post. Maybe.

So, only $100 out of pocket with them. Still will ignore them except for 6 x dwarf Gin perry pears next year. They handled this very badly, firstly ignoring the first email I sent re delivery address then never a hint of an apology.
 

HBS Guy

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Well, FUCK! I can’t grow fennel in Tassie—proclaimed noxious weed. Can buy it as a vege/herb just can’t grow it and it is a useful companion plant for fruit trees! Bugger!

Also gone through the list of trees I have bought, one is garbage, replace it next year and add a Sweet Coppin cider apple, Eight trees then for my dry cider—I forgot :rolleyes: the Improved Foxwhelp, a bittersharp, will, with the Sweet Coppin add some real cider taste/character. Golden Pine Pippin and Sweet Coppin are excellent pollinators as well as the quality of the fruit.
 

HBS Guy

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2 weeks quarantine EXCEPT from 8 Aug for SA residents. The trip IS ON! (Barring a flareup of the virus in SA or Tas.)

Look at this:
red and black currants have four times more vitamin C than oranges and twice the antioxidants of blueberries.
Bright colored too—really really really good for you! Will get more black currants I reckon.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Good for you. Just don't breach Covid-19 restrictions,, please.

We are in BIG TROUBLE...

skank fems from QLD....
returned from a planned foray to rip-off.. .others.. in Vic
THEN , lied their way past the border controls,, and NOW..?
Big troubles in L'il China.

IT IS ON. I would expect an increasing spread of the virus, here in SEQ .....from these two ... undescribeable ... human beings.... They should be charged with ??????????????

People are angry at them.... I AM ANGRY ....
 
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pinkeye

Wonder woman
2 weeks quarantine EXCEPT from 8 Aug for SA residents. The trip IS ON! (Barring a flareup of the virus in SA or Tas.)

Look at this:


Bright colored too—really really really good for you! Will get more black currants I reckon.
My favourite JAM., YUMMMMMM
 

HBS Guy

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@sherri @Lols What sort of flowering shrub would be good in Tasmania? Be the same as the ones that do OK in Victoria. Pity we could not discuss this in Cats, Critters & Gardens but there you go. Things like lilac, crepe myrtle. Don’t want flowering/decorative trees, no room but a bunch of shrubs, path through it, nice bit statuary in the middle, perhaps an arbor with climbing roses.

Lols, by all means keep posting your beautiful photos in C,C&G, safe enough now. If you could add names that would be good.
 

HBS Guy

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My favourite JAM., YUMMMMMM
Yes, I love dark, tangy, full flavored jams: blackberry, plum, black currant. I am an absolute sucker for home made jams like that at fétes and things: I would by a pot of jam if it meant I had no bus fare and had to walk 5 miles home kind of thing. (Most turn out too sweet but next time I’d do the same again.) Strawberry, apricot jam, hmmm, OK kinda thing, would not spend my bus fare or lunch money on them. Raspberry jam more interesting.

But cordials and other things be good. Two redcurrant great: eat fresh, add to other jams to add zing and pectin, red currant jelly a million uses! Maybe 6 black currant? Only got one ATM (on the way from Vic) but will wait for the landscape design then work out HM black currant. The white currant—leave it for the birds? Maybe get another kind of gooseberry, making two.

Jams, eggs etc—use to barter for services, that is how things work in small country towns, apparently. A box every week, fruit and veg, donate to Vinnies?

Fennel, a million uses, great companion plant—declared noxious weed, dammit! I once ate a seed from a wild fennel plant (no way it had been sprayed) and my mouth filled with this HUGE delicious aniseed flavor, wow! Must see if there is any wild fennel around my block. If one or two sprang up completely unexpectedly that’d be OK, wouldn’t it?
 

Lols

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I’m hopeless RE growing anything, I can take photos of my garden to show you here that has survived my lack of care :smirk
Then that might help work out what survives inclement 4 seasons in one day
 
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