Category Archives: Tasmania

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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Helen’s tropical swimming fish drink

Always inventing and trying new things, sometime back in the 1990s in hot sweaty central Queensland I needed a refreshing drink and checked the grog offerings to see what I could concoct. To hand were bottles of Blue Curacao and … Continue reading

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Bromeliads – for the lovers

A while back I posted a blog about two almost dead bromeliads that I had been given.  Since then, I have noticed that this blog post gets lots of attention. On the basis the subject is of interest to many … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 24th June 2021

I can’t believe that on a glorious blue sky winter day, none of my photos included the sky. But trust me, it was wonderful that a sun-filled Thursday returned. The day was sensational, so much so that our team of … Continue reading

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Early days in this year’s olive production

Once again I have been blessed with the gift of a windfall of early season ripe olives. Long term blog followers may remember my experiments with brining and salting fresh olives over time. You can read past reports here and … Continue reading

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No Spray Register – instead kill your own weeds if you must

The Clarence City Council, which manages the area in which I live, has taken the initiative to allow residents to opt out of their weed spraying program which routinely patrols the suburban streets and sprays weeds to kill.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Persimmon

In 2020, my astringent Persimmon tree produced yet again another bumper crop of fruit – so much so, that people came from far and wide to gather some and take away.  This year the strangest thing happened.  Only one fruit … Continue reading

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