Monthly Archives: June 2021

Persimmon

In 2020, my astringent Persimmon tree produced yet again another bumper crop of fruit – so much so, that people came from far and wide to gather some and take away.  This year the strangest thing happened.  Only one fruit … Continue reading

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Capsicum

From the plant genus Capsicum (related to potatoes and tomatoes) , the fruits are variously named capsicum, bell pepper, or pepper. In Australia they are typically called capsicum, and we leave the word ‘pepper’ for the berries from our native … Continue reading

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Using roof spaces for plants

Time and again, news stories and documentaries record people and organisations using the ‘wasted space’ of rooftops to grow plants.  Mostly the stories I hear are associated with edible plants, designed to feed those in the building. Recently, ABC news … Continue reading

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RTBG  Thursday 3rd June 2021

I am not going far these days. Friends seem happy to fly to the mainland and risk being trapped with an unexpected Covid lockdown. That uncertainty and the related risks are not for me. Meanwhile my day to day world … Continue reading

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Kayaking, spiders, a synagogue and giant trees

What do these items have in common? The answer is the Tasmanian Geographic online magazine.  In Issue 54 published last November, four extraordinary exposes introduce you to Tasmanian landscapes, insects, and a way to enjoy the environment. I learnt Tasmania … Continue reading

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