Monthly Archives: December 2021

Push to list Foxgloves as a declared weed in Tasmania

Foxgloves. Dramatic tall spikes of plants coated with tubular flowers with spotty lips. Exotic plants my mother loved to have in the garden. Plants I loved for their height and proliferation of flowers. Unfortunately now I have learnt these plants, … Continue reading

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A new lead on McPartlan in Tasmania

My last blog post, with its puzzle about who McPartlan was, triggered an interest in one reader who had recently climbed Mt Hartz and was interested in other bush walks in the south and southeast of Tasmania. While considering a … Continue reading

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McPartlan – who or what?

McPartlan – who or what? Over the years my blog post for McPartlan Pass Canal has attracted more attention than most posts and continues to do so. Every week there is at least one new searcher who finds that post. … Continue reading

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Pure musical sounds

Last year I published a story leading readers to the inspirational Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus singing out in the open as an antidote to the restrictions caused by the Covid pandemic. You can read about that here and here. Now … Continue reading

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Climbing Cradle Mountain

From time to time I link this blog to the wonderful online magazine Tasmanian Geographic.  The latest issue has lifted my spirits and I expect you will find it extremely inspirational.  The area around Cradle Mountain is an icon destination … Continue reading

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Eggplants at the RTBG 2nd December 2021

Always my volunteering experience at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) provides learning opportunities and so it was last Thursday.  I have never grown eggplants (Solanum melongena) nor looked at young plants so it was instructive to see and feel … Continue reading

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