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KathyB

I love growing unusual and interesting things and am teaching my son to love it too. I have a tiny mostly potted garden in Newcastle NSW.

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sunshine Blue'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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KathyB

Boom! First fruit of the year!!

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sarzie

Get in my belly! It's huge

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ausgardentags

#blueberry #inmyhand #gyo

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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KathyB

PS bluerry, it's winter 🤔

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brightcolours

#blueberry

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gauravsh6

Lovely. How old is it

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EAherald

Mmmmm 👍👍👍

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KathyB

@gauravsh6 it's between ,8-10 years (I have 4 but the pots have been moved around so many times I'm not sure which is which. Lol 😉

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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KathyB

Flowers and fruit in Autumn. Poor old blueberry doesn't know what's going on 😦 damn you global warming!!

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brightcolours

#blueberry

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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KathyB

Thanks Summer 😣

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errolly

Kathy I hope you got some of the rain we had this afternoon best we have had for months my garden is looking better already😊

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KathyB

@errolly a bit of a sprinkle but not enough :( spent the day pruning out all the damage. Grrr. I lost a few lovelies... A dahlia and my geum! Very cross!!!!

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Pushkraj

Will it survive? How do you plan on reviving it, Kathy?? My plant is a bit scorched too 😭

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errolly

Oh that is a shame Kathy I am thinking I will have to invest in some more sub tropical plants if this keeps up we are heading for 30 plus next week as well roll on Autumn.😊

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nej

It has been a harsh summer. My maple has a lot of scorched leaves. I leave them on so they protect the rest from some of the sun and wind and so I don't trigger it to form new tender growth

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deekay

😣😥

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KathyB

@Pushkraj nej's plan is a good one - leave the scorched leaves to protect the rest. The burn was causing branch atrophy so I had to prune back below the dying sections. Sometimes I've left the deady bits but then the new growth has come in and gotten all tangled with the dead. Very much depends on the plant. I think it will be fine - unfortunately not the first time this has happened.

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KathyB

@Pushkraj oh and I also fed it today and will Seasol during the week.

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brightcolours

#heatwave #heatheatheat #heatwave-tip

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brightcolours

#blueberry

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Pushkraj

Thanks Kathy! I'll just post a photo of my young blueberry and tag you in it!

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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KathyB

Yummers!!!

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daisy-jane

Good haul Kathy 😁

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KathyB

@daisy-jane that was only 2 of my 4 bushes! I got sick of picking!!!

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daisy-jane

Wow that would probably take you ages Kathy 😊

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KathyB

@daisy-jane LOL especially when Liam eats 2 of every 3 I pick!!!

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katgreen

@KathyB oh yum, I have those every morning on my breakfast, think I need to buy more than one bush though 😆

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KathyB

@katgreen I have 4!!!!

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deekay

That is great Kathy. Are they in the ground or pots ? Do you have bird nets over them ? Also, how long did it take for them to mature ? Sorry about all the questions. I would love to grow them but I thought they would be difficult 🍒🍒

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deekay

I just had a look at your # tag blueberries so I see you do net them. And they are potted.

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KathyB

@deekay They are all in pots with rose potting mix and fed with azalea feed. U have to water them more than in the ground but there doesn't seem to be any issue. They took about 5 years to start producing really tasty fruit. They r netted but only because the noisy minors vandalise them (break branches not eating fruit).

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deekay

Great job. I have only started some strawberries so far.

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KathyB

@deekay nothing like home grown!!!! 😁

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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KathyB

Nooooo! Don't flower yet!!!!

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brightcolours

#white #blueberry #gyo

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