I know there's an old thread - about 12-18 months old - so I thought I'd start another one.
We live at Dicky Beach on the Sunshine Coast. The climate is sub-tropical, a wet winter and supposedly dry summer. It's the equivalent of the USA zone 10ish. No frosts and the lowest temp we get is normally 8 celcius on a few winter nights. We have our little place and a duplicate granny flat out the front for my old mum.
The total garden area in our part (and a bit of the nature strip) is between 280-300 square metres.
Here's what we are growing, sorry I don't know the varieties of many of the plants because I got interested in planting before I got interested in what I'm planting:
Custard apples - two from seeds
fish tail palm - remnant of the old garden, over ten metres tall
stag horn fern - very large - saved from a demolition site
various mosquito breeders - bromeliads
mary mckillop native thingy that sandra bought - a callistomen
mandarin - from seed
lemon - eureka??
grapes - red globe and pinot noir
mango - from seed
ice cream bean tree
peanut butter tree
pineapples - the shop bought variety and the red
several camelias and gardenias
many ferns (old garden remnants)
a couple of pencil pines (garden remnant)
lady finger bananas
blue java bananas
budhhas hand citrus
seville orange, blood orange, lemonade citrus from seed
native citrus - citrus australasica I think - again seed grown
norfolk pine (going next christmas, getting too big to hang christmas lights on)
avacado - hess seed
several palms - gifts we just couldn't throw out
a perrenial mini egg plant
perrenial capsicum - looks like a scotch bonnet chilli, but very mild unless you eat the seeds
black chilli - perennial
and the fruit and veg - several varieties of tomatoes, lettuces, chinese vegetables, silverbeet, and beetroot,
the herbs - chinese five spice, ceylon spinach, thyme, oregano, several types of basil and mint, gotu kola,
and twenty or thirty other things growing that I don't have a name for yet - mostly saved from the garden before I built our little system.
There's chooks - they have two runs - a small one about 10 square metres around the lychee and custard apples, and the larger 60 square metre run around most of the citrus.
I know I will have forgotten some, but I'll find them when they fruit. I'm mad for collecting fruiting plants and currently have too many on order and most are too tropical for this area, but I try them to see how they go.
The theobroma cacao is struggling, but the salacca edulis seems to enjoy its piece of garden. I've got some mangosteen, kindang maprang and jendik (Baccaurea polyneura) seeds coming to see how they grow here.
One fruit I'd really like to try and get hold of is the borojoa patinoi - I know it's very tropical but I like to try things out of zone. If you've got any coming into seed and would like to help, please pm me - - It may take a while before I can convince customs all is ok with these, there's a 10 page form to fill in because they've never heard of them yet.
So - what do you have on your property??