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Thursday 23rd February, 2012
The Biggest Apple is....
I was in the apple trees the other day looking for some obscure apple for a mail order, looked up and OMG you should just see the size of the apple Montys Surprise. Now if you are into large then you'll just love this apple I'm sure that if you were William Tell then this would the apple to aim at. You literally couldn't miss. This NZ bred apple's claim to fame is not only all about size, its juicy, crisp, disease resistant fruits have skins full of goodies that help keep us all healthy. Speaking of healthy Harry managed to get his hand on a whole heap of half size agee jars and we filled a good 24 of them this morning with Tomato puree we wrote about last week.....
There are so many reasons to plant hedge and they have so many different functions from creating rooms in a large gardens, wind breaks and to edging a garden. Then there are those little gardens that are really just not wide enough to plant shrubs and a hedge of something or a border of a strappy leaf plant will just fit the bill. Hedges are cheaper than fences, great for security if you choose the right Holly LOL and they are so easy to have. All you have to do is keep them trimmed regularly and usually square. The secret to a really good hedge is too keep the base slightly wider than the top. Well its always handy to keep it weed free while it gets established but once grown will suppress the weeds as it will cover all the ground that it occupies.
Now we have come up with several nick names and the common name for posterior wasn't our best choice but Chris who works on descriptions and other things has come up with Always Really Sharp which I thought was quite appropriate. Now Harry had a older chappie come in the other day for a new pair and he had come in specially because some had pinched his pair. They are that good and they are really light and so suitable for everyone. I must admit that I have been quite impressed with what thickness that they will cut and I just love them for shaping balls, topiarys, standards and as well as doing the hedge.
While on large things we got in this week some Magnolia Saint Mary and are these ever huge must be 4 metres. They are a grandiflora form with quite an attractive lime green leaf and are more compact in habit than grandiflora and reputed to grow to approx 6 metres, just a little larger than the popular Little Gem so if you have a space to fill then these just might do the job. We can't send these out as they are just too huge so if youre keen for one then youll need a large trailer!
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Lions tail is named this after its orange flowers in whorls around the stem just like youd imagine a lions tail to look
Chinese beauty berry or Callicarpa dichotoma. Something for the flower aranger or just someone who wants something a tad different, clusters of amazing purple berries all the way up the shrubs stems.
I hate to say it but the days appear to be getting shorter so make the most of the weekend which hopefully will be mostly fine!
Catch you all next week
Cheers Lloyd and Harry!!!!
Make it a Wairere weekend where gardenings not a drag!!!!!
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