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Pulpit Rock above New Norfolk

We had spent the morning at a community garden, at markets, and then in a civilised tea room with the freshest of refreshments. It was time to head back to Hobart but first we allowed ourselves one final excursion. We … Continue reading

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Drinking tea at New Norfolk

After the markets we headed off westwards along the Lyell Highway hoping to find another market. We never did. However a short stopover beside the fast current of the Derwent River was most refreshing. Idyllic. Then we meandered through the … Continue reading

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New Norfolk Food Gardens and Markets – part 3 of 3

High St, the main shopping street down the centre of the New Norfolk CBD, was closed to traffic and stalls reached as far as the eye could see and beyond. One fellow wandered through the crowd playing his banjo. The … Continue reading

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New Norfolk Food Gardens and Markets – part 2 of 3

After leaving the Derwent Valley Community Garden we sought out the Lachlan River Co-op with the expectation of buying fresh fruit and vegetables. I wondered whether this was the place where I might find hot-house grown New Norfolk tomatoes. Situated … Continue reading

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New Norfolk Food Gardens and Markets – part 1 of 3

A few weeks ago a Hobart vegetable market sold me tomatoes which they claim were grown in a hot house in New Norfolk. They tasted full and rich as if they had been grown in a southern summer sun. I … 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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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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Travelling west

On a sunny afternoon we drove westwards from Hobart, passing through New Norfolk before turning left at Bushy Park and heading towards the small town of Maydena along the Gordon River Road.¬† As we neared the town, the snow-capped peak … Continue reading

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