Author Archives: Tasmanian Traveller

The Conservatory

Thursday’s volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens happened amidst blustery breezes and overcast skies. Nevertheless the harvesting of fresh produce, weeding and hoeing around the tea plantation and across under trees including the bananas, and the podding of soy … Continue reading

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A lot happens over a fortnight

It had been only a fortnight since I last visited the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, yet when I arrived last Thursday I could see significant and substantial changes had been made. Highly visible was the deepened … Continue reading

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Flourishing gardens

On Thursday, after months of unavoidable absence, I returned to volunteer in the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. This provided stimulating opportunities to meet old friends, bask under the big blue sky, enjoy the sparkling light on … Continue reading

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Preserved lemons

Nothing sour about this story! When friend Alex gifted me a large bag of freshly picked lemons from her tree, immediately I knew that their preservation would be my first priority. As it happens, there were way too many for … Continue reading

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RTBG 12th May 2022

A blanket of greyed clouds formed the umbrella for the day, and the temperature failed to rise to anything remotely comfortable – Neil had started before us in 4 degrees. At lunch we sat in the hardly ‘balmy’ temperature of … Continue reading

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Thursday 28th April 2022 RTBG

It was one of those mornings when the Bridgewater Jerry filled the air above the Derwent River and spread left and right across the Greater Hobart areas. Kunanyi was missing. Nipaluna seemed to be missing. Occasionally the sun found holes … Continue reading

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Ulverstone, Tasmania

On the north west coast of Tasmania, my birthplace was Burnie.  While the small town of Ulverstone is less than 30 kms east, I never knew it well; to me it was an impediment to be driven through on the … Continue reading

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Critters in the garden 31st March 2022

Thanks to Pam I can share photographs of a couple of garden critters that were disturbed when working in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  One of the jobs that the volunteer team tackled this week, … Continue reading

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Sequel to the Cinderella pumpkin story

Wedges of my first Rouge Vif D’Etampes pumpkin are now spread across Hobart.  Most friends told me they will make pumpkin soup so I decided to pass on one of my standard but very different recipes: a meal I make … Continue reading

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Cinderella’s carriage

I save seed from the fruits of vegetables and herbs and so do others. Early last year I enjoyed eating a wedge of Robyn and Andrew’s Golden Nugget pumpkins and around that time accepted pumpkin seed from them. When I … Continue reading

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