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Re: Ripout time

As usual, most of the plants you've named are foreign to me, so I can't
really comment. However, If Ms. Fatma is taking off for Boston for Cmas,
what are you doing?


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> Spent most of the morning ripping out a large duranta hedge that we 
> planted when we first moved in. We planted it as a privacy screen 
> because we knew it would grow fast. Then we planted red-tip cocoplums 
> behind it. Well, now the cocoplums are about 12 feet tall and very 
> dense, so it's time for the durantas to go. 
> There is also a honeybell tangelo on the end of the cocoplum hedge. Now 
> that the durantas are out, I can see clusters of ripe and near-ripe 
> tangelos hanging in the cocoplums. Way more than we can eat, even if we 
> go on a tangelo-only diet. So I guess we'll be squeezing and freezing 
> tomorrow, although it would be nice if we could hold some on the tree 
> for Ms. Fatma to take with her when she goes to Boston for Christmas. 
> Once I'm satisfied that the durantas are dead, I'm going to turn the 
> bed into a cactus garden--whortleberries and Peruvian apples. They're 
> both columnar types and should thrive in that bed. It gets full sun 
> most of the day. 
> Island Jim 
> Southwest Florida 
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W 
> Zone 10a 
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C] 
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