March 17th Permabee

  • 17 Mar 2013
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Croydon Park

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The next permabee will be at Deborah Bryce’s place in Croydon Park.
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Hi folks


The next permabee will be at Deborah Bryce’s place in Croydon Park.

Deborah had a permabee some time ago and as is the way of things some tweaking and rearranging is needed. It’s a small garden but this is one permabee that has something for everyone, including several plants needing new homes.

In the front garden we will be installing a new herb spiral that I’m constructing “pre-Fab” out of corrugated iron. As well there are some lavender plants to come out to be replaced by a citrus tree from the side garden and the addition of some new plants.

Around to the side of the house we will be installing a 2.6m raised garden bed, but before we can do this we need to dig up the roots of the old banana patch. Theis are the first of the plants looking for a new home.

In the raised garden bed we will be using a variation on a hugelkultur design (http://www.appropedia.org/Hugelkultur) by placing some old logs in the base of the raised garden.

We will also be doing some pruning back of an avocado tree at the side and putting in some natives towards the back.

Other jobs include transplanting some orange trees into pots & digging up some figs that will need new homes, along with some lemon grass. Two paw paw trees will replace the lemon grass, and an apple tree (still in its pot) also needs a new home.  In exchange for all that booty we need of course, your labour but if you could donate some worms or hessian bags for the worm farm that would be the icing on the cake (metaphorically speaking).

As always think of OH&S, hats, gloves, boots, sunscreen & smiles. If you have your own favourite tools bring them along too.

Finally on the day we will be calling on volunteers to help look after the catering (food & drinks provided by Deborah) and someone to take photos to document the work.

It should be fun & informative so pleas register and join in with everyone.

See you all there.

Peter.

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