Category Archives: Tasmania

Thursday 25th February at the RTBG

Last Thursday work doesn’t stop at the Food Garden in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). Pam provided a ‘gardens update. We stripped the remaining fruit from 3 tomato beds, 2 piles, one coloured and the other green. Pulled out … Continue reading

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Waste not Produce – at Cygnet

Here is the latest report from the intrepid vegetable and fruit produce gatherers and distributors, Robyn and Andrew. ‘WASTE NOT PRODUCE’  CYGNET MARKET 21 FEBRUARY 2021 Today was our first market for the year – and it was fabulous. The … Continue reading

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Two weeks of volunteering at the RTBG amidst health and goodness

A few readers love reading and looking at my blog posts because they believe they can keep up with some of what I am doing each week, while others love gardens and vegetables. Most are happy to read and to … Continue reading

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Plunge your hands into the soil

Since I started volunteering in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then in another that keeps an elderly person living on their own property, plus working in my own garden more intensively, I have never felt better. … Continue reading

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Maybe an unwanted Harlequin Ladybird

In response to my recent blog posts on ladybirds, friend Mary sent me a photo of a couple she found in her garden.  I set out to identify these and would like to think they are the Harmonia conformis also … Continue reading

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Purslane-portulaca oleracea

I have been prompted by an article published in the ABC’s Gardening Australia magazine.  When I read the options for using this plant in meals, and understood the nutrient content within the Portaluca oleracea plant, commonly known as Purslane and … Continue reading

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RTBG-Thursday 28 January 2021

It is a testament to how well our team of Food Garden volunteers work in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). On  Thursday when our Co-ordinator was away we simply got to work and achieved a great deal – with … Continue reading

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A Tasmanian Ladybird

Recently I published a post introducing the topic of ladybirds. Since then I have been vigilant when out in my garden. Yesterday I saw another type of Ladybird: this time the examples were found on two different trees located some … Continue reading

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RTBG-Thursday 21 January 2021

Pam picked me up and while travelling to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) we discussed how we wanted to continue to learn and that this fact was a significant driver in taking us to the Food Garden of the … Continue reading

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Spots in the landscape

Every day I realise the extent of my ignorance, especially ignorance about the natural world around me -and particularly within Tasmania which I often assume I know best. When recently I read the January issue of ABC’s Gardening Australia magazine … Continue reading

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