Tag Archives: Quince

RTBG on Thursday 23rd September 2021

Our volunteering efforts in the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) last Thursday created clear beds ready for planting in the coming weeks.  Dutifully we weeded, then dug garden beds.  Then we began the never ending task … Continue reading

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The gift of quinces part 2 of 2

I had expected a few. Once inside the house, I counted 42 quinces. What fabulous largesse! I wasn’t able to cook immediately. By next morning their heady outgassing had perfumed the entire house. I could smell them in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Produce everywhere

Friends A and R have enjoyed a superb harvesting season on their property. Their photos keep coming my way and always lift my spirits whenever they arrive in my inbox. Produce to come; seedlings appearing for new crops. And then … Continue reading

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RTBG Food Garden continues

A month ago my world compressed. Notice was given that, due to the COVID virus, volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) could not continue for its duration.  A fortnight ago the RTBG was closed to visitors. All very … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 12 March 2020

The sky was patched with blue in places but often overcast during the morning.  A warm mid 20 degree day was forecast with rain expected at the end of the day.  Ah – the new normal. I can accept that. … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 28 November 2019 – post 2 of 2

After lunch next to the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), I was surprised to see the developments in the area where previously concrete had been removed and a gabion wall had been built.  Now soil covered … 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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