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No RTBG – but compost is brewing

I recall during one of my first Thursdays at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) in the Food Garden, fellow volunteer A explained to me the processes required for hot composting. I had heard of hot and cold composting but … Continue reading

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RTBG – the produce gets picked

First one fellow volunteer sent me an email exclaiming ‘Adam has sent a Patch tomato update…. amazing!’ Then a phone message was left for me from another ‘Did you get Adams photos? All those tomatoes!!!’. Adam is the Coordinator of … Continue reading

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Spikes of plants and spikes of humour

Thanks R for sending me Spike Milligan’s poem ‘Smiling is Infectious’ – we smile broadly or subtly every Thursday all day when we are at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) and considering the current pandemic, his poem is apt.

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Not the RTBG but another garden

One of my fellow volunteers at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) sent me an email yesterday (Thursday) and remarked “ I know I’m not the only one missing our day at The Patch today, so very much.”  R continued “I … Continue reading

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RTBG The world is now a different place

Unless you were having a long sleep under a log deep in an impenetrable forest, you would be experiencing massive changes to the way you think and what you do each day as a result of the COVID virus impacting … 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 5 March 2020

Followers of this blog’s stories detailing my Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) experiences, know that every Thursday for almost a year, regardless of season, each day was sunny and dry. Gorgeous.  Perfect for gardening. But recent events reminded me that … Continue reading

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