Monthly Archives: November 2020

Feeding a lawn

Down the back of my place with garden beds along the fence edges and intruding inwards towards a centre but never meeting, I  grow an expanse of greenness in part of the centre. Typically this is labelled a lawn. On … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 19th November 2020

Last Thursday, while my fellow volunteers were enjoying gardening in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), I had sailed to and was enjoying the wilderness of places such as Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour and Melaleuca in … Continue reading

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Shedding the Silence

The individuals in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus (TSOC) have suffered in various ways through the months of the pandemic lockdown. For some, singing at home was not to the liking of other house occupants so, for those people, a … Continue reading

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Silver beet

How large can a leaf of silver beet grow?  Months ago I wrote about establishing a hugelkultur garden.  In that space I planted, over time, an assortment of vegetables as an experiment. I am delighted to say the feverfew, garlic, … Continue reading

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Broad beans

I have readers and followers of this blog all over the world and it occurred to me that not everyone might be familiar with broad beans as an easy-to-grow and delicious-to-eat vegetable. This situation was confirmed today when a couple of … Continue reading

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Sailing the open seas from Hobart

Soon I will have the privilege of an exciting adventure travelling from Hobart to Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour and return, on a replica of a 19th century sailing ship the Windeward Bound I will traverse seas which, on occasion, … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 12th November 2020

After a hot week we expected a warm day at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) in the Food Garden.  With our recent great weather, weeds are flourishing everywhere in public spaces; the path from the bus stop to the … Continue reading

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Clarence City Council and weed spraying across the community

Recently the Clarence City Council (the local government area in which I live) passed a motion to allow residents to opt out of having their street gutters and pavements sprayed with glyphosate-based products.  Details were provided in the latest Council … Continue reading

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My Chickweed Bread

Last week I published a blog post with a link to recipes which inspired me to bake a loaf of Chickweed bread. Despite my best efforts in my garden, chickweed plants lurk under and around so many of my plants. … Continue reading

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What a mistake!

For followers who receive an automatic email every time I add a new blog post, you may have noticed that the post I published today was headed RTBG Thursday 29th October 2020 – when it should have been Thursday 5th … Continue reading

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