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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    In my opinion I think they need lots and I mean lots of water.
    Ootai, yes lots of water when they fruit and give them some high potassium fertiliser same as tomatoes. You'll not get decent sized ones and they'll be fairly dry unless you do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    Hey stumpy do you have a name for these as I can't make out the name on the packaging,
    Per your request ootai



    These are a pretty descent sized glove. They do stretch out a bit also after some use. Maybe try a pair or 2. I have tried quite a few pair here before I finally landed on these. The 4 pair I bought at Home Depot and brought from the US finally wore out.
    Last edited by Stumpy; 13-10-2021 at 01:24 PM.

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    Golden tree snake?

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    ^

    Either that or a Green Cat Snake (this has a very pale blue 'chin').

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    ^

    Either that or a Green Cat Snake (this has a very pale blue 'chin').
    Possible, I never got a really good look. The neighbour came over to check it and in the few seconds I was away opening the gate the snake had vanished. The Green cat snake is listed as a nocturnal snake and this was very much daytime.

    We pulled out the shoe chest and removed every drawer, no snake. Usually a big tokay lives there but he was not at home.

    This is about as exciting as Nongbua days get. I like to see the snakes although I don't really want to trip over that cobra you had.

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    Could not get the waxing gibbous October moon and the kookaburra both in focus in the same photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Could not get the waxing gibbous October moon and the kookaburra both in focus in the same photo
    That's because they are probably a few meters apart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Could not get the waxing gibbous October moon and the kookaburra both in focus in the same photo

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    You would have to do it the old fashioned way, aperture priority at f/32 would be a starting point .....on a tripod and hope the Kookaburra doesn’t move for a few seconds !
    Easier to cheat, take a photo of each, then use Photoshop !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenot View Post
    Easier to cheat, take a photo of each, then use Photoshop !
    Champion idea Mike....

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    Last year I found a single Chabaa (hibiscus) plant wild amongst the weeds in the garden. That area was just scrub, it hasn't been farmed in years and was never a garden so I don't know where this plant came from. I kept a few seeds and planted them in pots then moved 4 or 5 out to the garden where they have grown into a shrub over 2m tall just in the space of this wet season. The flowers are not as striking as some cultivarse, attractive nonetheless. We are waiting for the seed pods to make pink Thai Chabaa tea.

    Should I dig it out this winter and start again or will it keep growing as a healthy shrub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Last year I found a single Chabaa (hibiscus) plant wild amongst the weeds in the garden.
    Too late to edit. The gf clarified the Thai names for me, while this is a member of the Hibiscus family it is usually known in Thailand as the Krajieb.

    English: Roselle.

    I knew it in Taiwan as Luoshen hua (洛神花). A very picturesque name, Luoshen 洛神 is the goddess of the Luo river.

    The name 洛神 can also be used to refer to any beautiful woman. So the Chinese name could translate to The Beauty Flower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    it hasn't been farmed in years and was never a garden so I don't know where this plant came from.
    Animal are known to spread seeds in their excrement , especially Birds are known to spread seed a long distance.

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    Miss Lusty got her toenails spring-painted seasonal jacaranda blossom colour. I tried to get a pic with my jacaranda tree in the background but I forgot to turn on the HDR so the exposure is wrong in the misty rain that swept in and washed away a sunny day.

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    She did well rocking up with the regular Red Rooster rolls for an early evening appetiser.

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    Lovely place you've got there Loops, do you have enough land that you grow and cut your own wood

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    I need to have regular bonfires Malmo just to stay on top of the fuel load for fire prevention near the house.

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    ....and also because I like lighting fires
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    Jacaranda blossom is in my garden this week

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    Meyer Lemon # 4 and a new one that just showed up.





    Anyone know where to get citrus plant fertilizer? I have had little success. I am using my own concoction which is basically the same as I use on my lawn.

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    As I walked the yard watering.......











    These are all hanging around the pool sala.



    And special treat this morning was finding these....



    My 1 raspberry and 1 blackberry vines are starting to bloom. I have been babying these things trying to find an area they like. I have also learned a few tricks on planting them. I will build a small trellis and see if I can keep them growing. Probably only end up with a handful but a small win being they are a PITA to grow here. I guess more of a hobby then filling a bucket full.

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    ^ good luck. In the UK berry fruit, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, currents etc are easy to grow and i miss them in the tropics. The strawberries you can buy are awful. One thing that was a revelation to me are Mulberries, very easy to grow and crop well and if you pick them just shy of ripe they also have a bite of sharpness which is nice when compared to the unremittingly sweet fruit that is nearly all you get in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ good luck. In the UK berry fruit, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, currents etc are easy to grow and i miss them in the tropics. The strawberries you can buy are awful. One thing that was a revelation to me are Mulberries, very easy to grow and crop well and if you pick them just shy of ripe they also have a bite of sharpness which is nice when compared to the unremittingly sweet fruit that is nearly all you get in Thailand.
    I have 12 or so Mulberry trees. I really like them as a replacement for berries I grew up eating in California. As for Strawberries, I have to say the ones that come out of CM are very good and have a great taste and smell. Great over a nice bowl of Swensons Vanilla ice cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    I have to say the ones that come out of CM are very good
    Perhaps i got spoilt but i only eat Strawberries in season in the UK and they are difficult to better, especially with Jersey cream. I buy them i Thailand and the family eat them.

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    It's a jungle out there ... papaya behind the house

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    Best year yet for the roses

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    ^ Nice do they smell? or is it just colour. Roses need a lot of mulch and fertilizer to get god blooms every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Perhaps i got spoilt but i only eat Strawberries in season in the UK and they are difficult to better, especially with Jersey cream. I buy them i Thailand and the family eat them.


    This was one of many of the Strawberry purchases we get from a few CM farmers. They are really quite good and In some cases are better than ones I used to buy in the states. Price is fair. Only downside they are very seasonal so its a few months and done for the year. In the states I could almost buy them year round.

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