Tag Archives: Gardening Australia

RTBG on Thursday 24 Sept- part 2 of 3

I signed into the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) just as a newbie arrived and was introduced; one with whom I worked until we had a tea break. She and I were assigned to the tea … Continue reading

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Common mullein – a toilet paper alternative?

Each month ABC’s magazine Gardening Australia fills my letterbox. While it is always packed with fascinating information and temptations to try new methods and plants, it is through the competition crossword that I learn the most. July’s issue (which arrived … 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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Bromeliads

A neighbour had Bromeliad plants to give away. I had never grown or owned one so accepted a plant, and then set about determining the conditions in which they grow best. A number of sites offered clues: among these were … Continue reading

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A Seasol win

Last month my subscription started and I received my first copy of the magazine Gardening Australia, produced by the ABC. Towards the end of this information packed and extremely worthwhile issue was a competition. The task was to complete a … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 10 October 2019

Need you ask what the weather was like?  No – you don’t need to ask.  Of course the sky was gorgeously blue with the occasional glowing white cloud, the sun was warm even hot in parts of the Food Garden, … Continue reading

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RTBG-2nd May 2019

I started ‘work’ with the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) on Thursday 2nd May in the community Food Garden. This is the area well known by ABC’s Gardening Australia program enthusiasts as Pete’s Patch in the days when Peter Cundall headed … Continue reading

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