The Garden had to move some heritage apple trees to make room for a new fence with the tennis club. Here’s the pictorial story:
- Waiting for relocation >>>
2. Preparing the new beds to receive the apple trees into the anti-aviary >>>
3. On its way, slowly! >>>
4. Carefully removing the tree from the front end loader >>>
5. Placing the apple tree into the prepared garden bed >>>
6. All done. >>>
In the end, we have happy trees and relieved gardeners.
When: 10.30am till 2 pm, Sunday 5th May 2019
Where: Jill and John’s place – Exeter (full directions upon RSVP’ing that you can join us)
What shall I bring: Seeds you have saved over the past 12 months that you have cleaned for the seedbank. Also, seeds still to be cleaned, which we can winnow on the day. Or just yourself.
And please also bring: A plate of savoury food to share as a pot-luck lunch. (Always a highlight!)
Why should I come? To find out how to be a SEED HERO by saving seed of rare food varieties for the next generation of backyard growers – like the generations of gardeners did before us…..
Cost: $2 for the day with a plate of savoury food to share (plus $5 to become a member if you wish)
Seedsaving manual available – special 1/2 price @$15ea
SEED HEROS from a previous Seedy Sunday gathering: Barb brought seeds of Feldsalat (Lamb’s Lettuce) & Reisentraube tomato seed; Sylvia brought bulk Lazy Housewife bean and Yakumo Snow Pea seed; Norbert brought Serpent of Sicily Gourd seed; Lucy brought Kent pumpkin and Lohrey’s Natural Salt Bean Seeds; Anibal brought Catalan Chilli and Zapallito squash; and I brought Giant Russian Cucumber seed, plus six varieties of rare climbing beans shared with our group by Dr David Murray, an experienced seedsaver from down the coast.
The seeds these folk brought along had been grown and acclimatised to Southern Highlands Conditions over many years and dutifully saved and shared with friends and neighbours (and seedbanks).