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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Belinda Corbett, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Belinda Corbett

    Belinda Corbett Member Premium Member

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    Hi everyone, I’m in Mandurah near the coast. I’m about invest a bit in my garden. It’s currently mainly money-sucking lawn. I’m talking trees (I have no shade!), a hedge for front yard privacy, Aussie native plants (because I want to save on water and encourage some more fauna) and fruit trees in containers. I’ve never grown trees in containers before so I would appreciate any tips.
    ps The photos show all the areas of my garden
     

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    taisla97 Active Member Premium Member GOLD

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    I'm giving a go at growing both natives and fruit trees in containers atm too - at least until I move to a place with a decent-sized yard to plant them. We'll see how it all turns out. I'd appreciate some tips too. Good luck! :goodluck:
     
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    Hi Belinda, thanks for joining SSC!

    You have a lovely property and a lot of potential to create a wonderful food garden.

    Don't forget to interact some more on our forums to get to "Gold" - cheers :)
     
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    You have a great space to grow in. I'm interested in knowing how your trees end up!
     
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    Welcome:) You have a really nice area to grow in and it would be fun to see what you create there.
    Plants grown in pots or containers dry out faster, so if you include some moisture holding materials in whatever mix you use, it helps. I rely on peat moss or coco coir and even worm castings are great additions to retain moisture. Plus, the castings are an excellent fertilizer. You can also add a layer of mulch to the top too.
     
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