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Rualbe

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Hi all

I learnt of this place on the legal highs forum some nine months ago.

A member suggested this place might better suit me.

I recently bought an abandoned house in south west NSW, Hay to be precise, which I am intending to renovate and live in for the forseable future.

I have never owned a property before and moved around a lot so have not invested in a garden.

I am thinking to do so now however.

The town is built upon flood plain but the rivers flow is regulated now and it rarely floods but I might need to condition the soil differently?

Firstly I'm thinking Acacia's, Acuminata, narrow phyllode and Maidenii.

Some San Pedro.

I hear loph's are a challenge so might leave that till I'm more experienced.

I recently learnt that it is not illegal to grow Salvia Divinorum in NSW and am hopefull I can find someone in the state who is growing it and will part with some seed and advice.

As well as some Datura and Phallaris grass clumps scattered about.

I mean to keep my garden spartan in keeping with the environment but would like to hear suggestions.

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sounds like a good list for starters

i personally wouldnt bother with the phalaris but get more acacia's

perdo and acacia's are pretty tolerant.

does your place get any frost?

psychotria carthigenesis could be a start for your more leafier plants, b.caapi is pretty tolerant aswell. should grow like a weed in NSW

later on viridis, iboga.

also khat is very nice to grow down there aswell, looks very nice from what Ive seen.

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Build a fence of Trichocereus.

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If you think you'll stop at only some cactus, good luck to you!

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Yeh gets pretty cold here overnight spacemonk I'm four hours from the southern coast and seven from the east.

I added Datura to my list.

"Colonised sub wood chips should be right up there too :-D" thed00dabides can you expand on that?

Have termite issues here so was planning to use a mixture of tea tree and cedar chips.

Still learning what plants are interesting ffrom a shamanc perspective so will check out your recomendations Stillman and spacemonk.

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I was just reading that I would need a cutting of Salvia Divinorum as the seed is rarely fertile.

I know there must be people in NSW who have this plant.

How do I find them?

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you look them up in the nsw telephone directory on the otherside of the darkmoon on earth 2 where sallly d is quite legal or take a holiday to nsw in new zealand by squashing the whole state into your luggage and moving the state of nsw to the land of the maori"s where it will be readily legal as you have just relocated a whole state to another country! mind you this maybe a 5 star effort with a well done stamp to achieve such a mighty task but apparently man can move mountains so why not states?...or email your local prime minister and ask them for a change in legislation so you can obtain an illegal plant...or find the shadey guy in trenchcoat in a dark alley who has all kinds of misdemeanors inside his jacket for sale..just dont shake his hands as his palms are hairy!

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You Need trichocereus. They are the most forgiving cactus.

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Kanna - sceletium tortuosum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sceletium_tortuosum

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White sapote - casimiroa edulis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_sapote

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African dream root - silene capensis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silene_capensis

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And DEFINATELY TRICHOCEREUS!

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Sorry i wrote a much more detailed reply and it disappeared when i left the page to find some pictures :(

I have lots of fresh silene capensis seed if you want some.

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