Category Archives: Tasmania

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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A holiday in the Horseradish 24th March 2022

Always early to arrive in the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), fellow volunteer Neil was hard at work clearing the expanding forests of horseradish plants – just the tops, not digging down for their tasty roots. … Continue reading

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Shaking the lettuce 10th March 2022

Two weeks ago in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), our wonderful volunteer team made some simple but important advances.  As usual, and extremely importantly, Tony harvested produce for charity and, being that time of the … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Freycinet part 7 of 7

Time to head home. We pointed the car southwards and started the journey. During the Wineglass Bay Cruise the crew shucked fresh oysters for us. On enquiry they were not from the local Freycinet Oyster farm rather from further south … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Freycinet part 6 of 7

After breakfast on day three, our next destination was the track to the Wineglass Bay Lookout. Neither my friend or I had any serious inclination to clamber up to the Lookout – we had both made the walk before although … Continue reading

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