Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Photos of Kelmarna

I and a friend went to Kelmarna City farm on Friday. Here are a few photos, the place has a really nice atmosphere and sells vegies to the public.

Sub-tropical area of bananas and nastirtums, mulched with compost and grass clippiings to retain moisture and control weeds.
Espaliered fruit tree with lettuce growing beneath it, a cool use of space.
The main garden plots.

Blackbird which hung round us for a while

Bee lifting off from a borage flower.
Using space below a plum tree to grow brassicas.

Flowering banana, Bananas can be grown quite successfully in Auckland but a sheltered warm location is preferable.

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