Monthly Archives: October 2020

RTBG Wednesday 21 October 2020

Since Thursday this week was a gazetted public holiday and that therefore our Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) Food Garden Coordinator would be absent, we decided to volunteer on Wednesday.  Six of us arrived ready for action. I enjoyed my … Continue reading

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RTBG’s convict wall gets a facelift

The recent months, affected by the invasion of the Covid 19 virus, have not been all bad.  Government funds have created job opportunities to support major and minor community projects. One such example of this largesse was funding to the … Continue reading

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Tasmania is rich in fungi

Thanks John for alerting me to this ABC news website and story about the exoticism of our Tasmanian forest fungi. It is one of the values of having a national broadcaster and news service that, despite political interference in terms … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Geographic

Occasionally I mention the glorious and fascinating online magazine, Tasmanian Geographic. The latest issue No 53 contains 4 articles and each has wowed me. Collectively they will take you days to look at, consider and digest. The Editor sent me … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 8th October 2020

I need to listen to my own inner voice. On the Wednesday I was in my garden when my neighbour commented on the very wet day to be expected the next day. Later I checked the weather forecast and could … Continue reading

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Lauderdale to Cremorne Part 2 of 2

Eventually, we reached the junction with the Calvert’s Hill Nature Reserve where the track changed to a single file ex cow track along which we meandered across the hills. After a period of joyful walking, we reached the other side … Continue reading

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Lauderdale to Cremorne Part 1 of 2

I have been seriously considering, even planning, to undertake the four day Three Capes Track walk in south eastern Tasmania, and to do so within the next few weeks. I have the mental fitness for the effort but my concern … Continue reading

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RTBG – Thursday 1st October 2020 Part 2 of 2

The story continues about my experience at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) last Thursday, with an unusual and unexpected diversion. I was surprised after our morning tea break and we were back weeding in the orchard, when a visitor … Continue reading

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RTBG – Thursday 1st October 2020 Part 1 of 2

I showed you the view I had when entering the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) Thursday week ago; the view without the mountain in attendance. When I arrived last Thursday, it was back – heralding another wonderful day. As I … Continue reading

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Aquaponics 101

Happy Fish, Happy Harvest records Matt Spalding’s aquaponics adventures here. A long string on a forum indicates Tasmanians have been trying out their own aquaponics adventures. But what is it? Aquaponics is a way to grow food that creates a … Continue reading

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