Mild temperate climate nuts, mid autumn fruit. (text to come)

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Gevuina avellana (Chilean hazel), left, Quercus robur (English oak), top, Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle), right, Cornus officinalis (Cornelian cherry), centre.

Gaultheria shallon (salal berry) seedlings.

Gaultheria shallon (salal berry) seedlings.

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Woodchip path with white clover ground cover fixing nitrogen and providing perennial chook food and bee forage.

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Cape gooseberry, poroporo, hardy kiwi, goji.

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Elaeagnus ebbingei.

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Young tamarillo.

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Medicago arborea (tree medic) and raspberries.

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Autumn shade.

Zingiber mioga (Japanese ginger).

Zingiber mioga (Japanese ginger).

Yams.

Yams.

'Oamaru red' gooseberry. This plant never had the lower buds pinched off when it was a cutting so it has always suckered and spread low. Much of the fruit on the lower branches rotted on the ground. I have pruned the suckers and low branches in mid-summer for the last two years to allow a more upright and accessible bush. Winter pruning in the same areas will only stimulate vigorous regrowth.

‘Oamaru red’ gooseberry. This plant never had the lower buds pinched off when it was a cutting so it has always suckered and spread low. Much of the fruit on the lower branches rotted on the ground. I have pruned the suckers and low branches in mid-summer for the last two years to allow a more upright and accessible bush. Winter pruning in the same areas will only stimulate vigorous regrowth.

Blackberries.

Blackberries.

Pink flowering elder.

Pink flowering elder.

Oak seedling.

Oak seedling.

Chook residence. Out of  any cold winds, open air except for corrugated tin roof.

Chook residence. Out of any cold winds, open air except for corrugated tin roof.

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Elaeagnus, apple, herbs.

Kale seed crop.

Kale seed crop.

Mixed heritage apples.

Mixed heritage apples.

Ugni molinae berries trailing over from bathtub.

Ugni molinae berries trailing over from a bathtub.

Extra warmth and reflection from the house and the grapevine says thankyou.

Extra warmth and reflection from the house and the grapevine says thankyou.

Mid garden.

Mid garden.

Feijoa 'tagan' - heavy crop again this year, they usually begin dropping late in May.

Feijoa ‘tagan’ – heavy crop again this year, they usually begin dropping late in May.

Tydeman's late orange apple.

Tydeman’s late orange apple.

Rhode island red chooks under a watchful eye.

Rhode island red chooks under a watchful eye.

Temporary chicken run under dalmatian kale and apricot.

Temporary chicken run under dalmatian kale and apricot.

Cape gooseberry, parsley, borage coming up through white clover.

Cape gooseberry, parsley, borage coming up through white clover.

White clover.

White clover.

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