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RTBG – Thursdays in the new year

Weeks have passed since I last wrote about the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) and what was happening in the Food Garden. On the first Thursday of this month some of the team bounded into the Food Garden happily ready … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 10 December 2020

Last week in the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens (RTBG) we cleared and prepared garden beds ready for planting this past Thursday. I am grateful that two of my fellow gardeners reported on the activity and for … Continue reading

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RTBG – Thursday 4th December 2020

Despite what I thought was my early arrival in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden (RTBG), it was obvious three others had been hard at work methodically clearing weeds from a large garden patch (the one with … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 26th November 2020

Thursday was cloudless; the official temperature reached 22 degrees but felt warmer within the confines of the Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). The achievements of the day were to remove fast growing weeds in the orchard … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 19th November 2020

Last Thursday, while my fellow volunteers were enjoying gardening in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG), I had sailed to and was enjoying the wilderness of places such as Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour and Melaleuca in … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 12th November 2020

After a hot week we expected a warm day at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) in the Food Garden.  With our recent great weather, weeds are flourishing everywhere in public spaces; the path from the bus stop to the … Continue reading

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RTBG – Thursday 5th November 2020

The glorious weather typical of pre -Covid times has returned. Pam kindly collected me and we drove through the morning sunshine, parked outside the RTBG and was abruptly told by an unfriendly policeman not to park where we had or … Continue reading

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Chickweed – how many kinds are there?

The wildedible website insists chickweed is edible and delicious. One version of this weed grew rampantly in my garden during early Spring. More recently I noticed another similar plant has more recently bushed out and plumped up – so when … Continue reading

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RTBG as part of a larger government department

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) is one part of the large Tasmanian government department, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment – routinely abbreviated to DPIPWE. Last week the Department published an online newsletter heralding the 3500 or … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 29 Oct 2020 –what a day!

Thoughtful Pam offered me a lift to the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens, a gift that raised my spirits enormously. I wasted less time in travel and used the opportunity to water my newly planted tomatoes before … Continue reading

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