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Flourishing gardens

On Thursday, after months of unavoidable absence, I returned to volunteer in the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. This provided stimulating opportunities to meet old friends, bask under the big blue sky, enjoy the sparkling light on … Continue reading

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The capeweed expansion- part 2 of 2

As I walked from the Warrane Community Garden I now noticed massive spreads of Capeweed (Arctotheca calendula) on the footpath verges along Heemskirk St. When I looked at front lawns, clearly they were all infested with this weed – lovely … Continue reading

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The capeweed expansion- part 1 of 2

Capeweed’s botanical name is Arctotheca calendula; the plant is also known as Cape Daisy Weed, Cape Dandelion – native of South Africa. Last month gardening friend K told me: ‘You will notice a lot of Capeweed at the garden if … Continue reading

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