Category Archives: Tasmania

Was I nettled? No

I was bound to collect weeds. I had a weed soup to make. Most of my fellow Food Garden volunteers were nervous about consuming weeds; ‘are they okay to eat’, was the frequent question.  And some are.  But which is … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 28 November 2019 – post 2 of 2

After lunch next to the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), I was surprised to see the developments in the area where previously concrete had been removed and a gabion wall had been built.  Now soil covered … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 28 November 2019 – post 1 of 2

Do I need to tell you what the weather was like today?  For Hobartians we know it was gorgeous. For blog readers elsewhere – I can confirm it was another sunny rain-free glorious day down here near the bottom of … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 23 November 2019

On Wednesday, the day before my normal jaunt to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, the Bureau of Meteorology forecast a maximum of 30 degrees for the Thursday. At that stage I considered going to volunteer at  RTBG early and leaving … Continue reading

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RTBG 15 November 2019

K and I arrived bright and early around 9.30 at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) ready for work in the Food Garden. While the sky was overcast there was no rain –I am delighted to tell you I will … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 7 November 2019

A thrilling day. Exhilarating.  Madness of the best kind.  Ridiculous to think we even turned up at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) and its Food Garden. Too good to be true or was it too bad to be true?  … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 31st October

When I thought of pine cones, the image which came to mind was of large heavy seed free pods that litter the ground at certain times of the year and then get scooped up for Christmas wreath creations. Once upon … Continue reading

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