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HBS Guy
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Yeah, nice to have some crispiness to the weather. Gets down to 10–12°C here every night now.

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13 on the veranda right now, a bit warmer. Young bloke will need it a bit warmer, he's going waterskiing today :bgrin

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ahahahaha yeah don’t want 13°C water for that!

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Otherwise they can just go ice skating :jump Ok, gotta take him down there, back later

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I'm minding my four year old grandaughter this afternoon hoping the weather is warm enough to take her for a walk she likes to fossick in the garden, sometimes I get a pot and we do up succulents in pots the seven year old even made her own little garden out the back we went to Bunnings and picked out plants.
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HBS Guy wrote:Yeah, nice to have some crispiness to the weather. Gets down to 10–12°C here every night now.
isn't it beautiful?
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Aussienan wrote:I'm minding my four year old grandaughter this afternoon hoping the weather is warm enough to take her for a walk she likes to fossick in the garden, sometimes I get a pot and we do up succulents in pots the seven year old even made her own little garden out the back we went to Bunnings and picked out plants.
What a lovely idea Aussienan-
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The kids love it A.G all their mothers cactus garden pots were made up with help from me.
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Aussienan wrote:The kids love it A.G all their mothers cactus garden pots were made up with help from me.
You are a smart Lady Aussienan.. I presume we are talking pottery?
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Of cause A.G. what else would I be talking about?
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Aussienan wrote:The kids love it A.G all their mothers cactus garden pots were made up with help from me.
I become slightly confused by wording sometimes- that's all
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Certainly better than them vegetating in front of a video game screen. Mine spends a great deal of time doing that, although it's interactive online, they are actually talking and playing games with their friends. I'm glad he joined scouts, it gets him away from a computer on a regular basis and actually doing and learning some practical things in the outdoors.

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I need to live in a place with more fertile soil- there is no nutrients in our soils at all-- and the money you spend building it up kind of outweighs the point of growing your own in a way
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Move to Tassie AG!

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Lime trees still loaded, though that will slow down now as the cool(er) season progresses. Actually, I'd better give them a drink, it's been a while since there was any rain.

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Well, since picking a heap of the limes and giving the tree a solid drink, it has burst into bloom again. Getting a bit later for more fruit but then we've been having early summer temperatures (in the low 30's) at the beginning of winter.

Of course, there is no AGW :roll

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Finally! Nice and crisp this morning, 12 degrees.

Have a bunch of lemons on that small Lisbon tree, looks like they are all going to ripen at once - another batch of Limonlimecello might be in order I think :jump Lemons and limes keep very well on the tree but still not forever. I've been zesting the limes to use in green curries and the like, wrapping them in cling film and freezing them, still good to juice when thawed out.

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Rain! It came thundering down in the early hours of the morning - three inches! :jump Damn good start to winter. Sun is coming out again now. Pond is full, all trees have received a good, deep watering and because the heat has gone, the water will last in the ground a lot longer. Nice! :jump

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You are going to get a lot more rain from all reports! Even down here will get more this weekend.

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No, that was it. Sun was already out when I got up. But it was still a damn good drop. With the weather now much cooler, the moisture will be retained in the ground for much longer.

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Been cold, wet and miserable down here. I got a bloody cold :sad Poor me! And nobody cares! {sob!}


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I'll send you down some Queensland sunshine, that should help you feel better :bgrin

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Hmm, temps well above average again. Cool this morning but not cold. Mercury supposed to drop over the weekend though. Better check that Lisbon tree, it has a bunch of lemons on it and I saw one was yellowing - I can feel a batch of limocello coming on! :jump

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Limoncello, hmmmm!

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I think the cold is releasing its grip on me, not gone yet but on the way.

That is good, plenty to be done. Clean up the front, lift the irrigation houses and any surviving weedmats, spray with round up and leave till spring.

Do the same in the back except dig up the weeds, add small amount manure and lime and plant broadbeans in one patch, spuds in the other.

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