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Thursday's World

Today is Thursday again.  You have seen the wonderful world of blossoms  in my garden!  This wonderful time is coming to an end. I started today with a clean-up of my textilis bamboo.

This foto was taken with half the job done.  In all there were 33 culms lying on the lawn.  I shredded any part I couldn't use and then took them inside to the bandsaw to cut them through the nodes into flute lengths.

Here are some of the lengths stored away until they dry out.  Takes two to three months.

The second box with some very nice long culm sections.

My triple wheel bandsaw has a very wide throat.  This piece fills the saw from blade to saw-body.  It is 45cm [450mm] long.  The longest piece I had today was 54cm[540mm] long. That is from node to node.  That is something so great about the Textilis, it has such long "internodes".

In the garden things are growing like mad.  Here is a vegetable that forms a thick mat on the ground.  I do not know its name, but it is edible raw!!

It is a useful plant as it has the vigour of a weed!

One of my most prized trees as a hybrid.  One side is peach, the other a peachcot, a hybrid of peach and apricot.  It is delicious, but I have only had two fruit up to know.  The peach side is doing well.

This foto shows the peach side.  Plenty of blossoms here, but the peach cot side is not showing yet.

Plumtree No.1 is showing full sized leaves.

Plumtree No. 3 has finished blossoming.

Apricot heard me when I threatened to trim him right back of he failed this year.  He is loaded.

Blackboy peach is putting on a charming display.

You can see the beautiful color....   PEACH B:OSSOM!!!!!

Cheers Chris the Pipemake

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