Category Archives: Tasmania

RTBG – Thursday 4th December 2020

Despite what I thought was my early arrival in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden (RTBG), it was obvious three others had been hard at work methodically clearing weeds from a large garden patch (the one with … Continue reading

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Waste Not Produce

Robyn and Andrew sent through the following information: ‘Market Update, Woodbridge Hall Saturday 21st November 2020 The rest of the world might have gone mad – but here in paradise, all is well. That’s what I’m thinking tonight as I … Continue reading

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Permaculture practices on show in local garden

Last Saturday I travelled to South Hobart to spend the afternoon in a ‘show and tell’ exploration of a garden established and maintained by a Permaculture advocate. Our host talked about how the initial planning of the garden was based … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 26th November 2020

Thursday was cloudless; the official temperature reached 22 degrees but felt warmer within the confines of the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). The achievements of the day were to remove fast growing weeds in the orchard … Continue reading

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Feeding a lawn

Down the back of my place with garden beds along the fence edges and intruding inwards towards a centre but never meeting, I  grow an expanse of greenness in part of the centre. Typically this is labelled a lawn. On … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 19th November 2020

Last Thursday, while my fellow volunteers were enjoying gardening in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), I had sailed to and was enjoying the wilderness of places such as Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour and Melaleuca in … Continue reading

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Shedding the Silence

The individuals in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus (TSOC) have suffered in various ways through the months of the pandemic lockdown. For some, singing at home was not to the liking of other house occupants so, for those people, a … Continue reading

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Silver beet

How large can a leaf of silver beet grow?  Months ago I wrote about establishing a hugelkultur garden.  In that space I planted, over time, an assortment of vegetables as an experiment. I am delighted to say the feverfew, garlic, … Continue reading

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Broad beans

I have readers and followers of this blog all over the world and it occurred to me that not everyone might be familiar with broad beans as an easy-to-grow and delicious-to-eat vegetable. This situation was confirmed today when a couple of … Continue reading

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Sailing the open seas from Hobart

Soon I will have the privilege of an exciting adventure travelling from Hobart to Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour and return, on a replica of a 19th century sailing ship the Windeward Bound I will traverse seas which, on occasion, … Continue reading

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