Category Archives: Tasmania

A walk around ‘our’ mountain

Not me this time. Rather friends walked on Hobart’s kunanyi/Mt Wellington, and offered to share the experience with photos. Sandra offered a selection of ‘winter wonderland’ photographs from her recent walk. She said ‘The pics show a daytrip up the … Continue reading

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Yummy steamed buns

In Hobart’s CBD, many new eateries offering various Asian cuisines have established themselves for the daytime and lunch markets. I was desperately hungry during one recent visit to the city and wandered into Yangs Dumplings. As a vegan and not … Continue reading

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Codling moth – help is on its way

Do you grow apples, pears or quinces? Have you found that ugly brown excrement, frass, oozing from your fruit, then cut them open to find tunnels and sometimes a moving codling moth grub? If so, read on to learn how … Continue reading

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A glorious Thursday at the RTBG – part 2 of 2

Yesterday’s blog post talked about the work we undertook in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). In addition, and as soon as we had eaten our lunches, Coordinator Adam took us on a tour of the … Continue reading

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A glorious Thursday at the RTBG – part 1 of 2

Long term blog followers will know that in the past and with one exception in a year, Thursday’s have always been blue sky days and glorious regardless of season when we are volunteering in the Food Garden of the Royal … Continue reading

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First day back at RTBG

Great news – yesterday the Tasmanian Government and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG welcomed my gardening friends and I back to volunteer in the Community Food Garden. Today I am writing up that story and you can expect a … Continue reading

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Pulpit Rock above New Norfolk

We had spent the morning at a community garden, at markets, and then in a civilised tea room with the freshest of refreshments. It was time to head back to Hobart but first we allowed ourselves one final excursion. We … Continue reading

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Drinking tea at New Norfolk

After the markets we headed off westwards along the Lyell Highway hoping to find another market. We never did. However a short stopover beside the fast current of the Derwent River was most refreshing. Idyllic. Then we meandered through the … Continue reading

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New Norfolk Food Gardens and Markets – part 3 of 3

High St, the main shopping street down the centre of the New Norfolk CBD, was closed to traffic and stalls reached as far as the eye could see and beyond. One fellow wandered through the crowd playing his banjo. The … Continue reading

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New Norfolk Food Gardens and Markets – part 2 of 3

After leaving the Derwent Valley Community Garden we sought out the Lachlan River Co-op with the expectation of buying fresh fruit and vegetables. I wondered whether this was the place where I might find hot-house grown New Norfolk tomatoes. Situated … Continue reading

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