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Wind break trees arrive!

20 Oct 2011
Cloudy 25°C / 77°F

Well, I’ve just finished picking up my first lot of windbreak trees, delivery from Daley’s fruit tree nusery. After my first order from them, I was a little concerned about scale, but no sign of any this time, thank goodness. Once again they were packed magnificently, and arrived unscathed.

Of course it wasn’t all windbreaks, I just had to add a few fruit trees as well :) The order included :-

1 Red Tamarillo (their spring freebie, looks a little tired though)
1 Pomegranate ‘Rosavaya’
1 Pomegranate ‘Wonderful’
1 Pear ‘Hood’
1 Pear ‘Fla 57-65’ (wierd name, but oh well, it’s a partner to ‘Hood’)

1 Bunya Pine
1 Stone Pine
3 Riberries (AKA small-leaved LillyPillies).
4 Silky Oaks
8 Brown Pines

Also picked up some mark-down specials from Big W – Apple Mint, Ginger Mint and Variegated Sage. For $1 each, you can’t go wrong :)




I LOVE apple mint, but be warned, it spreads like wildfire!!!!! Fun to dig out though, smells soooo good :)

Posted on 22 Oct 11 (over 4 years ago)

My wife said to me this morning as we were planting it ‘you sure you want to plant mint here?’ :) I have several other mints to put in as well. Just hope I’m attentive enough to keep them all in check.

Posted on 22 Oct 11 (over 4 years ago)


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@Russell, ‘you sure you want to plant mint here?’ To which you replied – “it will make its way here anyway!” :-)

Nice collection, I hope they all go well for you.

Posted on 22 Oct 11 (over 4 years ago)

A wise lady!!!
I have a mint bed, that I planted as I just love the smell and look of mint… being a new gardener I wasn’t aware of course that they can cross-pollinate very readily, oops haha!!

I’ve let my mint run wild because it just looks so lovely and green and doesn’t need heaps of watering, but it’s very easy to pull out, so i’m not too worried.

Your pomegranates sound really good, that’s a fruit tree that’s on my to buy list. All sounds nice, good luck with them all :)

Posted on 22 Oct 11 (over 4 years ago)

Wow, you’re having so much fun Russell – planting out trees from tubestock is going to be so rewarding – watching them grow so quickly.

Posted on 22 Oct 11 (over 4 years ago)

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