Permaculture garden in South Australia
I have a quarter acre north facing sloping in block In Blair Athol. So far I have pecan, mulberry , white sapote, elderberry, citrus and nuts. Being an optimist I am about to try mango and macadamia. I have lots of herbs including a 20ft high basil tree. The soil is clay here so I plant in rasied beds made of whatever comes to hand ( tyres, concrete lumps etc. I would love to keep bees but it probaly would not go down too well with the neighbours so I am interested in native bees I macadamias need them for pollination). does anyone have any expereience with native bees in Adelaide....most references on line are for North of Sydney.. ideas to encourage, locate ,share bees woudl be exciting.
Sounds like you have made a great start.
Originally Posted by Ceridwyn
The first person I have seen/heard of growing Tree Basil. I have a a lot of young plants up from seed-- after I discovered they need intense light to germinate. I am looking forward to using them, in Summer, if they survive Winter.
There is a good post here on keeping bees.
What your neighbors don't know won't hurt them.
Find a nice, secluded place out of sight.
Australian native bees are important, there are over 500 varieties; only some have colonies and many are loners.
I think sometimes second or third generation fruit trees--from seed- can adapt to a local climate.( see epigenetics thread)
Last edited by Michaelangelica; 17-06-2010 at 01:14 PM.
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OOps I meant Bay treee!
Originally Posted by Michaelangelica