Monthly Archives: April 2020

Uplifting floral pictures

Blog follower and fellow writer and photographer, Vi sent me photos from her colourful and lush courtyard garden in New Norfolk west of Hobart. They lifted my spirits and I hope the following have the same effect on you. It … Continue reading

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Planning a new garden

Fellow Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) volunteer K has been working hard to develop a new garden area at her house. She sent me information attached to a few pictures of her planned front annual bed … Continue reading

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Skies awakening to the day

On a recent early morning walk when I set out before dawn, I watched the changes in the sky. By the time I reached Bellerive Beach, the colours varied from soft to dramatic.  Initially the clouds were smudged brown.  Later … Continue reading

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More on the codling moth and Tasmania

Friend M alerted me to past Tasmanian history and the codling moth. She told me ‘Tasmania, and I guess some other states, had a Codling Moth Act, 1880 I think. It was very brief only a few paragraphs and printed … Continue reading

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The Farmers Market

Every Sunday morning hundreds, if not thousands, of people descend on Bathurst St in the centre of Hobart at the Farm Gate Market where local producers from small holdings bring their freshly picked or caught produce. However, with the constraints … Continue reading

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Autumn at the RTBG

Last week I decided to surprise my sister by walking to her house on the western shore in order to gift her some plant bulbs. I guessed one way might take 2 hours and it was only four minutes short … Continue reading

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MONA’s Victory Garden

David Walsh and his wife Kirsha Kaechele never stop thinking; never stop doing.  They are no different than the rest of us – being isolated and at home. To do something useful and productive, Kirsha decided to dig up the … Continue reading

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