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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    There is a place up in CM that grows them for the royal family.
    Doi Suthep, Suwan Suwaree, near the Royal Palace Phuping. Usually open to public.



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    Just be careful where you leave the bigg rocks laying around the male tortoise might start humping them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Just be careful where you leave the bigg rocks laying around the male tortoise might start humping them.
    Hahaha. The 2 big males have gotten into some wars and you can hear them when they ram each other. It's quite loud. When they start smackin big rocks I will have to take them out...

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    Orange/Grapefruit/Lime/Lemon/Mango/Avocado/Papaya/Oak/Bald Cypress/Sabal Palm/Southern Pine trees

    Lemon grass/Basil/Spring onion/Coriander/Red onion/Red pepper

    White tailed deer/cattle/alligators/raccoon/possum/armadillo/hogs/Black Racer - Corn Indigo Moccasin Rattle snakes/Rabbit/Box Softshell Redbelly turtles/Large mouth bass/Brim/Gray* Fox squirrel/all kinds of birds but the ones we enjoy seeing are the Barred Owls, Sandhill Cranes, Whistling Ducks and Turkey




    *25 less after the girlfriend declared war on them after seeing one eating the buds off one of her many orchids. #26, #27, #28 and #29 keeping their distance
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    After a 5 hour Lumyai fruit removal and trimming our friend stopped by to pick up all the clippings. I do not burn here and never will and in fact I sat at one of the mooban meetings with my FIL asked everyone to stop. It has been accepted well and no one burns anymore.

    I wanted to add on edit that I got bit no less then a hundred times by the GDMF'n red ants. I hate those fkrs...
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    Today as my wife worked her Rose garden I noticed many new ones.

    Here are the pics;
















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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    in fact I sat at one of the mooban meetings with my FIL asked everyone to stop. It has been accepted well and no one burns anymore.
    Kudos.
    I hope it's not simply because the smoke annoys residents, and that it's for real ecological reasons. Too much to hope for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Kudos.
    I hope it's not simply because the smoke annoys residents, and that it's for real ecological reasons. Too much to hope for?
    One never knows.
    Each situation and conditioned assumption will differ from the next.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Kudos.
    I hope it's not simply because the smoke annoys residents, and that it's for real ecological reasons. Too much to hope for?
    I think most have always known but had no means to manage it, so just burn it. As the mooban has grown older the people do not like the smoke as it irritates them and when people burn, people go say something.

    When I met my FIL for the 1st time he was burning a big pile of crap. I told him, do not do that anymore. I said I will get rid of the debris but I will not have burning here. He never did it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Each situation and conditioned assumption will differ from the next.
    Indeed Jeff. Rice farmers will never stop burning just like the sugar cane growers. They say that without burning the earth lacks vital nutrients for next year. Of course that's a lot of BS but to do it takes more money for various fertilizers and they do not want to spend the money.

    As a kid growing up in the mountains we always burned stuff. We had a 55 gal drum and we just tossed stuff in it and burned away. Raw garbage was taken to the dump.

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    Pass on my congratulations to your wife the roses are fabulous, especially that dark red one love it.
    I have a couple of questions for you:
    1. Why do you hate burning stuff so much?
    2. What do you do with your household garbage?

    The reason I ask is because I burn our household garbage in a pit I dug as we have no garbage collection around here.
    To get it to burn properly I use the dead leaves and wood (once its dried) along with a couple of litres of diesel to make sure it burns quickly and well.
    If I don't burn it the stray dogs and cats get in there and spread the crap all over the place.
    I did try just burying it but soon ran out of places to dig a pit.

    I try and keep the grass and weeds to mix with the soil to make it a little more organic instead of clayey but that's all.

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    I passed on the comments to my wife. Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    1. Why do you hate burning stuff so much?
    I actually do not hate burning but it is not all that healthy for one to breath. For us we live in an older Mooban and while most lots are large, burning invariably blows into someones yard and house. I do not burn out of respect for the most part.

    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    2. What do you do with your household garbage?
    We have garbage pick up twice a week. However burning household garbage can release toxic fumes from plastic or tin cans.

    I understand it's a necessity when one does not have garbage pick up.

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    ^

    Would it be possible to ask your wife what she uses on the roses and paste it here in Thai. That way my wife might know of it.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Doi Suthep, Suwan Suwaree, near the Royal Palace Phuping. Usually open to public.




    For your next public garden outing, try The Queen Sirikit Royal Botanic Gardens - same neighborhood.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    For your next public garden outing, try The Queen Sirikit Royal Botanic Gardens - same neighborhood.
    Good suggestion ... I got those photos together in a folder only recently to do a thread for those who haven't visited.





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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post





    This is the busy body tortoise. She is everywhere and is not shy and will walk right up to you.

    Great shots them, they are.

    Ditto the Roses.

    Envious, I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    ^

    Would it be possible to ask your wife what she uses on the roses and paste it here in Thai. That way my wife might know of it.

    Thanks.
    Here is what she uses.




    She boils it and and makes about 2 or 3 gallons then pour into her sprayer and mists her roses. She does this about every few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Great shots them, they are.

    Ditto the Roses.

    Envious, I am
    Thanks David

    Yesterday was an odd moment as I was watering my avocado trees and I turned around and 3 of the 4 had gathered together eating. They usually stay away from each other. They do seem to like the grass/weeds on this side of the property. Also they love Lumyai fruit. We had just trimmed the trees and there was fruit all over the ground. My dogs eat that as well and know how to shell and spit the seed out. Thai dogs indeed.


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    My wife also uses tobacco and lao kao on her roses. A mix of both, stewed and then sprayed.

    Buying them together tends to cause amusement at the market.

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    Thank you, my wife and I will try and get some.

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    Are those roses grown by you/your wife?
    They are fantastic. One day I might have to have a crack at growing some here but to do that I will have to convince the family that you can eat them.

    Anyway I thought it was about time I got off my arse and posted a few more pictures from around our place.


    Not a very good picture but I was using my phone and as usual forgot to clean the lens. These are 2 of the mango tress we have in the front yard.
    The one in the corner to the left of the spirit house produces great mangoes sweet and big (1.5 to 2 kg).
    The one on the left is a dud and produces sweet FA. Last year I hacked it back and it actually got some fruit on it for the first time but never finished them off.


    In the centre of the picture are some mango trees we have at the back of the house. They produce lots of fruit big not that big, the family like them though so I guess that's all that matters.


    This is one of the Pomello (I think) tress we have.


    This is the other one. They have been here for at least 8 years and up until this year never had fruit on them.
    I believe the difference is that I decided to flood irrigate them once a week which was never done while I was working away all the time. They were just left to their own devices.


    Another couple of palms that has got fruit on it for the first time this year. They have been in the ground since we built the house so nearly 8 years.
    MIL tried the betel nuts but I haven't found out whether they were any good or not, I will have to ask.

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    We have 3 Pomello trees Ootai and all we do is watch them grow fruit, drop fruit and rot. No one ever eats them. I told my FIL lets rip them out and add a few Lemon trees. I can use them making my various cocktails....

    Thanks for the pics

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    ^^ You have a great deal of space in your garden.

    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    and add a few Lemon trees
    Make sure you plant the thornless lemon trees. The ones I found planted whilst I was away are lethal.

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    I have some kaffir lime trees in the yard somewhere and also trying to get a plain lime tree to grow as I don't think my missus uses lemon much but that might be because we don't have them at hand. The other thing I hate here is the bloody red ants and they seem to invade every tree no matter what it is. I went to pick a couple of limes the other day and got attacked. One bite is no problem but lots of bites bloody hurt. The family try to reduce the numbers by raiding the nests to get the eggs to eat but I think that just makes the ants angrier.

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    As for thornless lemon trees I will try and remember that if I get some. It seems to me that everything in this place either sticks you with a thorn or bites you. I believe it might be in response to the fact that the Thais try and eat them all.

    As for space in my garden, its not really a garden as such and all together there are 5 rai, the old house is on 1 rai and the new house is on a 4 rai block. joined to that is another 10+ rai that is used for growing cassava.

    You can see the old house in the picture below, it is the blue roof just behind the round pillar on the back verandah/porch of the new house. If you are interested ther is a lot better explanation of it all in the building thread " Ootai's wife builds a house" which I posted on here starting in 2010.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    One day I might have to have a crack at growing some here but to do that I will have to convince the family that you can eat them.
    Rosehips. Medicinal and nutritious. Lots of recipes.

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