Category Archives: Tasmania

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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Traversing Tasmania

For Tasmanian bushwalkers, and any mainlanders willing to risk being shut out of their state through new lockdowns, there are many tracks to follow, and maps to guide your way in the unsettled parts of this state. I have noticed … Continue reading

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Crab apple tree

Many parts of Tasmania have a perfect climate for growing crab apple trees. Depending on the choice of crab apple type, the climate and the soil, variously these trees will be superb for their flowers, for their autumn leaves and/or … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 1st July 2021

I was delighted that the blue clear skies, which were once typical of every Thursday when volunteering in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens(RTBG), returned for us last Thursday.  A sparkling sensational day to look at and … Continue reading

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Try not to kill yourself

This tale relates my failure to listen and remember, and my practice of habitually cooking vegetables often in the same way to my detriment. One vegetable from our wonderful selection of Australian native foods is Warrigal Greens. That site notes … Continue reading

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