Plums & blackberries

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Plums & blackberries

Postby orchid40 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:27 am

Looking promising :)
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby Mister Wisteria » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:00 pm

They look very Yummie Val, especially the Blackberries (with cream of course). :lol:
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby goodlife » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:13 pm

Nice looking blackberries, O40.
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby orchid40 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:19 pm

Thanks, the blackberries have been trying to grow in the vegie bed since we moved here but I'd been pulling them out.The previous owners had a berry patch there. I decided to let them grow to see what they are - hoping for raspberries, loganberries, or anything but blackberries :) Anyway they are cultivated ones and they do taste good !
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby Abbi » Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:35 pm

orchid40 wrote:, the blackberries have been trying to grow in the vegie bed since we moved here


Blackberries do that. :roll: :roll: Mine keep growing through the flower beds too...... :shock: Yours do look fatter and bigger than the wild ones. Yum.

The plums look wonderful. Do you have to spray for fruitfly?
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby Luzy » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:25 am

Yummo, O40 - looks excellent! :D
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby orchid40 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:09 am

Abbi wrote:
orchid40 wrote:, the blackberries have been trying to grow in the vegie bed since we moved here


Blackberries do that. :roll: :roll: Mine keep growing through the flower beds too...... :shock: Yours do look fatter and bigger than the wild ones. Yum.

The plums look wonderful. Do you have to spray for fruitfly?


No Abbi, we don't get fruit fly in this part of Vic thank goodness!
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby abwal » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:25 pm

They look good enough to eat. :D :D
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby Lin » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:50 pm

Yummy looking fruit O40, well done :D
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby Pam » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:46 pm

Looking good, O40! :D
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby orchid40 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:07 pm

Thankyou guys :)
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby Mister Wisteria » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:59 pm

A Blackberry Pie would be nice Val, I am sure you have somewhere you could take one in the next few days. :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby orchid40 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:12 pm

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Mister Wisteria wrote:A Blackberry Pie would be nice Val, I am sure you have somewhere you could take one in the next few days. :oops: :oops: :oops:


:P :P Ha Ha Mr W! Did you count the berries ??
There's only 2. Would make a VERY small pie . :D :D :D
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby Mister Wisteria » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:39 pm

orchid40 wrote::
Mister Wisteria wrote:A Blackberry Pie would be nice Val, I am sure you have somewhere you could take one in the next few days. :oops: :oops: :oops:


:P :P Ha Ha Mr W! Did you count the berries ??
There's only 2. Would make a VERY small pie . :D :D :D


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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby Yani » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:05 am

Looks yummy, Val. I'll wait until another 3 years before I can enjoy my plums LOL.

And for blackberries, were the roots suckers? Are they same as raspberries?
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby orchid40 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:37 pm

Yani wrote:Looks yummy, Val. I'll wait until another 3 years before I can enjoy my plums LOL.

And for blackberries, were the roots suckers? Are they same as raspberries?


The blackberries came from roots that had not been completely removed, so I guess they are suckers.I don't know much about raspberries except that they are luscious! I guess they're closely related to the blackberry but don't know about their growth habits. I don't think they go feral though.
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby Yani » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:08 pm

HI Val,

My raspberries went feral. I had to move it to big pot as the suckers grows everywhere :evil: . I have Williamette Raspberries. I pulled out plenty of suckers over the past few months and looks like it slows down a bit now.

I'll try to grow blackberries next time when they are available. Thay're so expensive in the supermarket :shock: .
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby orchid40 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:49 pm

Yani wrote:HI Val,

My raspberries went feral. I had to move it to big pot as the suckers grows everywhere :evil: . I have Williamette Raspberries. I pulled out plenty of suckers over the past few months and looks like it slows down a bit now.

I'll try to grow blackberries next time when they are available. Thay're so expensive in the supermarket :shock: .


Wow Yani, that's interesting - I'll keep it in mind as I would like to try growing raspberries one day. Thanks .
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby Yani » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:42 pm

BUt I'm not sure about other variety for raspberries, Val. Hopefully they aren't as feral as williamette :(
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Re: Plums & blackberries

Postby orchid40 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:46 pm

Won't be long now :)

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