Category Archives: Tasmania

Peter Rabbit’s garden is shaping up

In previous blog posts (read here) we have seen K’s new garden beds. Today’s post shows the latest development. K told me, ‘The expansion update continues. It’s a bit hard to make out but the rectangular shape of the original … Continue reading

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Lunch with RTBG friends

It all started when A of the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) invited all  its volunteers to lunch at his property.  Immediately we considered the tasty treats we could create from any of our gardens, and … Continue reading

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Frost and its effects

When you wake on a winter morning and look out onto your garden, a crystallised sheet of white may be spread across the ground. If you live in a colder place this frost might extend upwards and over all your … Continue reading

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This time, last year at the RTBG

The date was the 27th June 2019, and my day at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) was so full that I needed to write two blog posts. You can read the first here and the second here. What an … Continue reading

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Quicksand is found not only in the movies

Recently I published this blog post on another of my blogs at touchingthetarkine.wordpress.com. For those who aren’t followers of that site I am publishing it anew here. Tasmania’s coast between the Arthur and the Pieman rivers on the north west … Continue reading

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Vegan products for gardens

I was alerted to a product which made me think. It reminded me that everything, everything we do is the result of a decision. We make a choice. I realised there are many things I have never stopped to think … Continue reading

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Farmers Market

Months ago, early during the virus pandemic, I walked to and from the Farmers Market in Hobart’s CBD one Sunday – a three hour return trip by foot. A week ago I travelled to the city by bus for the first … Continue reading

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Everyone is ‘crumbling’

Previously I have showed my fruit based ‘crumble’ desserts and, in these early winter days, many friends have been baking their own. Friend J submitted her recent delectable success story – made from four of the apples from my tree … Continue reading

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The flying insects living in pot soils

The flying insects living in pot soils   My Romaine lettuce seedlings were growing well in my sunny front porch. They were planted in moist composted soil which has fed their growth. One day I noticed the occasional insect flying … Continue reading

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Phone Apps can identify plants

How often have we walked around neighbourhoods or gardens and wondered what name a plant has? To have the answer at your fingertips seems like a luxury. The idea that you can hold your smartphone over a plant and activate … Continue reading

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