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Hobart Brewing Co

For so long, leaving the house for anything that smacks of being remotely social hasn’t been a possibility. Either I have been reluctant to go anywhere where lots of strangers might be encountered, or businesses have stayed closed. Then recently … Continue reading

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Leafless trees in Hobart

Early one morning, while I waited for a bus at Hobart’s GPO corner, I stood looking at the scenery: a natural landscape of denuded deciduous trees. This provided a rare opportunity (these days I seldom go into the city despite … Continue reading

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Garlic and other vegetables in Sorell

My friend A has a wonderful ‘green thumb’ and I am always in awe of the lushness of her vegetable gardens in a town slightly north east of Hobart, Sorell. Recently she told me ‘The garlic that I planted last … Continue reading

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Natives in the garden – part 3 of 3

This blog post introduces you to five more Australian native plants which grow in gardening friend S’s garden. The first is the Pandorea plant – and what is not to love when set against a backdrop of a glorious winter … Continue reading

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Seed saving webinar

Recently I registered for a Permaculture Tasmania webinar delivered by Linda Cockburn and Trevor Wittmer from SeedFreaks. Their business, located south of Hobart and centred on the small township of Geeveston,  grows plants organically and specifically for collecting open pollinated … 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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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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Apple pie

What could be more comforting than apple pie at this time of the year? Our Hobart days have been gorgeous to look at –blue skies and sunshine on most days– but the cooling air has often meant rugging up when … Continue reading

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Ginger and turmeric plants

Friend C responded to today’s blog post with a photo of her Hobart grown turmeric and ginger plants.  I was reminded how I also tried to grow turmeric but as usual I didn’t offer it sufficient care and got nothing. … Continue reading

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Uplifting floral pictures

Blog follower and fellow writer and photographer, Vi sent me photos from her colourful and lush courtyard garden in New Norfolk west of Hobart. They lifted my spirits and I hope the following have the same effect on you. It … Continue reading

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