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  1. TR

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    Blackberries and black lingerie two of my favourite things. Shame it would not be wise to plant some berries in your proposed orchard. Figs with some cheese and a nice red would be great. What did you do with the figs?

    • MG

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      I get what you say about the berries in the orchard, but do you think I might safely grow some in a large container? Alas the figs were sent to me in a photo only not in a bowl, but I will definitely grow figs in the orchard because I think they will thrive (and I adore them :-))
      xx MG

  2. TR

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    I understand berries will grow quite well in containers also thorn free, thorn less and hybrids are available from some nurseries that should suit. Keeping them away from animals that is the challenge. Good luck when you get around to farming.

    • MG

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      I am thinking of doing raspberries and one of my neighbours has given me a little cluster of canes in a pot which is really the starting point. This little piece of land hasn’t ever been farmland it’s just very light bushland with masses of wildflowers in the summer weather. I have been offered bees and will do bees in due course. I thought maybe I could do aquaponics and grow marron – that wonderful west australian small crayfish… what do you think?
      xxMG

  3. TR

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    MG I do not think it wise to accept my counsel. From what I have learnt about you is that you are very resourceful and confident in your own ability therefore I know you will work it out. Notwithstanding it all sounds a good proposal and doable. Do not know much at all if anything about growing Marron but from what I know is that they are good tucker prone to eating each other and likely to go walk about at night. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. The berries start sounds promising. Do you have a reliable water supply?

    • MG

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      Night walking cannibals! I did not know…this sounds even more of a challenge 🙂
      I am planning rainwater tanks as there is no town supply even though the place is directly opposite the town weir!

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