Author Archives: Tasmanian Traveller

Evolution of spring

This blog post chronicles changes in my fruit trees, including the emergence of blossom and the growth of new leaves from the end of August until mid-October, a period of almost seven weeks. In the last week of August, the … Continue reading

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Cauliflowers

Accidental successes are what I dream of, hope for, and almost come to expect.  I was given a few brassica seedlings but was unaware two were cauliflowers. Needless to say I was delighted when tiny white heads emerged and then … Continue reading

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RTBG on Thursday 23rd September 2021

Our volunteering efforts in the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) last Thursday created clear beds ready for planting in the coming weeks.  Dutifully we weeded, then dug garden beds.  Then we began the never ending task … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 16th September 2021

A glorious blue sky golden sunshine day in springtime Tasmania!  We basked in the warmth and weeding became a joy, as our team of volunteer worked away companionably in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). The … Continue reading

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Thursday 26th August 2021 at RTBG

Yesterday I spent a modest amount of time at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) weeding before being defeated by the inclemency of the day; the drizzle and the penetrating cold dampness of the air. Janet and Meg did the … Continue reading

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Six ways trees improve our lives

In addition to writing blog posts, I read those of others – selectively. For years now I have followed the blog of Mark Miles. One of his recent posts attracted my attention especially, and I am delighted to give you … Continue reading

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Mushrooms

I love looking at, cooking and eating mushrooms. Always have. One year, a long time ago when I lived in humid Queensland, I purchased a box of ungerminated button mushrooms, stored them under the house and waited and watched. Before … Continue reading

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Sculpture for the garden

Some people like to scatter gnomes and other figurines around their garden. I would rather add in life-size native animal or bird look-a-likes. To that end I have collected a metal wallaby, a few chooks, magpies and a robin (which … Continue reading

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Rain and frost

Rain and frost are aspects of weather known to most. For the past two decades, while I’ve lived in Bellerive, I have seen an average of two minor frosts each year. Only occasional rain has fallen in all seasons, but … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 5th August 2021

Dormancy over winter affects many plants and we must always wait for the weather to warm to lift them out of hibernation. During the past week or so in Hobart we have been treated to a few 15 and 16 … Continue reading

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