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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2018, 07:25:58 AM »
Nice one Jenn - a lot of back breaking work - well done!  Yes deadly Nightshade comes to mind.  I am way to far away from them at the moment, Tom, but I will try and find a typical photo in a search.
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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2018, 07:42:44 AM »
Ahh yes, Deadly Nightshade is the garden weed with the green berries turn deep purple. 

Foxgloves was the name of the plant (well as I was told by Dad and he did Horticulture for 4 years), and yes they are poisonous - digitalis. 

Hmmm, all of the photos just show the tall pretty flower stem but not the bulky leaves I knew.

This site here has pictures of them ... https://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/weeds/foxglove-purple-digitalis-purpurea.html

But I remember more thicker foliage than that - more like Jenny's garden.

Its interesting doing research!!

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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2018, 08:22:55 AM »
Sure is... I have lots of foxgloves that pop up from time to time.  Woolly Nightshade grows rampant in places in Taranaki, especially council land. Like opposite my house, on a bank....
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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2018, 01:14:20 PM »
and we start all over again but this year with much bigger gardens. Those things grew huge. 9 feet or there abouts. I needed a ladder to crop off the flowers.
I have a lot less lawn to mow now as I have dug up much of my back yard..........   well a little of my back yard :)

I have many trays like this all lined up in my workshop. Too cold to go outside. I wish Spring would hurry up :)

Living in Wairoa, Northern Hawkes Bay
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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2018, 01:40:30 PM »
I think it should heat up pretty quickly from now. The Sun's elevation should take over in the heating stakes! I have about forty or so palm trees that I planted. One that is really reliable with annual flowering is the Chinese Windmill Palm- first week of October it is away.

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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2018, 10:00:51 PM »
So how are my lettuce plants going?
They are doing just fine.
October saw slow growth with still lousy weather.




Early November was time to plant out. This was followed by wind and rain and I ended up having to replace many of the plants.

So we built a wind break fence.








I should never have painted that wind break fence as it was very apparent I needed to paint the back fence :)

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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2018, 10:08:17 PM »
Mid December 2018

The weather has slightly warmed up and with weeks of sun in the morning and rain in the afternoon I have not had to use the sprinkler at all.
My lettuces are starting to take shape and I am spending my morning removing the laterals off my tomato plants and around 140 lettuce plants. This sure kills the back :)




The back fence got the better of me and has had one coat of watered down paint. Paint sure is expensive. My husband came out and asked me why I was painting the old tin for. I told him for a 'photo shoot' and with this he nodded his head and returned inside....lol



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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2018, 10:13:59 PM »
Definite case of cruelty to back fences there    :o
(well there was for a brief moment!)
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