Category Archives: Tasmania

Purslane-portulaca oleracea

I have been prompted by an article published in the ABC’s Gardening Australia magazine.  When I read the options for using this plant in meals, and understood the nutrient content within the Portaluca oleracea plant, commonly known as Purslane and … Continue reading

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RTBG-Thursday 28 January 2021

It is a testament to how well our team of Food Garden volunteers work in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). On  Thursday when our Co-ordinator was away we simply got to work and achieved a great deal – with … Continue reading

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A Tasmanian Ladybird

Recently I published a post introducing the topic of ladybirds. Since then I have been vigilant when out in my garden. Yesterday I saw another type of Ladybird: this time the examples were found on two different trees located some … Continue reading

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RTBG-Thursday 21 January 2021

Pam picked me up and while travelling to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) we discussed how we wanted to continue to learn and that this fact was a significant driver in taking us to the Food Garden of the … Continue reading

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Spots in the landscape

Every day I realise the extent of my ignorance, especially ignorance about the natural world around me -and particularly within Tasmania which I often assume I know best. When recently I read the January issue of ABC’s Gardening Australia magazine … Continue reading

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RTBG – Thursdays in the new year

Weeks have passed since I last wrote about the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) and what was happening in the Food Garden. On the first Thursday of this month some of the team bounded into the Food Garden happily ready … Continue reading

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The grand achievement of 2020

On a number of occasions last year, long term blog followers read (for example read here) about Chorus Master June Tyzack leading the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra chorus out of the restricting mental and sometimes physical spaces associated with the Covid … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner-26 of 26

In the early 1800s Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote the poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner which could be read at face value concerning a ship voyage or you might construe the poem as a metaphor for other ideas. Regardless, … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania – back in the Hobart docks-25 of 26

At the end of the eighth day, the experience of travelling to and from the remote southwest of Tasmania came to an end. No longer would I be looking up at masts and ropes. In the last hour before arrival, … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania – motoring home-24 of 26

Early morning chats focused on the experiences of the night; four crew had been violently ill and one passenger had rid herself of last night’s dinner. The rest slept well enough. That the seas were a mild 2 metres at … Continue reading

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