Meridie Fricker

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Nicole Alderman wrote:.....where my bindweed lives (we're currently smothering it under black plastic). I've been wondering if other vining plants might help compete it...


Nicole why don't you try cardboard covered by mulch to suppress the bindweed? It breaks down gradually which the soil loves and won't suffocate the air out of your soil.
2 years ago
... That's liCe and mites of course! (Bloody autocorrect!) I also like the strawberry ground cover suggestion. And I've just remembered some raspberry canes I've propagated - a climbing wall of fruit, fertilised by my girls! The beauty of the wire ceiling on the yard is that I can retrain all the fruiting vines to hang down through the wire... Protected from possums and any fruit that drops can be cleaned up by the hungry hordes. I'm in a cool mountain zone in Austalia, so it's all trial and error, since we moved here 5 months ago.
2 years ago

Nicole Alderman wrote:Thank you, William! That's really great to know. It makes me almost want to risk planting some over where my bindweed lives (we're currently smothering it under black plastic). I've been wondering if other vining plants might help compete it...


I have a large chicken yard (fox proof wire walls and roof) with three well established kiwis and hope to add my 3 new kiwis plus passion fruit. I like the suggestion of adding grapevines, so will try this too.  Inside the yard I plan an informal Artemesia (wormwood) hedge closely fenced to protect from the chooks, but growing through the fence so the chickens brush up against the hedge, which will protect them from live and mites.
2 years ago