What we are up to at our property……..

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Re: What we are up to at our property……..

Post by Zasso Nouka » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:56 am

Great yunbo work Ian,

You've certainly put in a lot of really nice trees recently that will make a big change to the land's old character (single species plantation). Momiji are so nice to look at, we've dotted them around our own land to break up the surrounding sugi and hinoki forest and also to provide some shade for the house in summer, although ours are a lot smaller than yours and only needed a shovel to plant :)

Mrs N asked if you was sending the pink yunbo :lol:

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Post by xxxxtom » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:55 am

Nice concept, I am sure it will be a great success. Looking forward to seeing it finished and up and running.
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Post by Ian » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:49 pm

Our neighbour gave us some more trees and various plants including pomegranate, pawpaw, apple, nandina, persimmon, nashi, hydrangea, sakura, camellia, Japanese snowball, loquat, Christmas rose, lilies, Satsuki azalea, Japanese maple.
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Post by Ian » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:50 pm

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And a few pics of one of the terraces early this month. Now planted with many fruit and nut trees. The mound with drainage running underneath and rock wall now has an olive tree at the top and various herbs planted.
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Post by Zasso Nouka » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:05 pm

Gotta love the completely overloaded kei truck with trees leaning this way and that and your yunbo watering method, absolutely priceless man :thumbup:

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Post by Eric in Japan » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:47 am

This is amazing Ian!

I have been reading about your place for a while now, and I just realized- I don't know what you are planning for it...
Is it a business venture like a campground or activity park? Or is it just for your personal use?

At any rate- I love reading about it, keep the pictures coming!
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Post by Ian » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:22 pm

ZN - Another pic of what I think is our record for moving one tree. :D
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Eric - We are going in the pick and eat plus camping direction. But for now it is just personal use.
Yesterday our friend set up four beehives for Japanese bees. Didn't get any last year, hopefully this year and it was nice to see a few bees flying around too.

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Post by Zasso Nouka » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:53 pm

Classic Ian,

That's awesome :lol:

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Post by Ian » Sun May 29, 2016 7:03 pm

A week ago Japanese bees took up residence in one of four hives our friend has at the land. :dance:
Last month he put some attractant by the entrance (can see it in the pic), I think developed by Kyoto University.
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