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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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My Chickweed Bread

Last week I published a blog post with a link to recipes which inspired me to bake a loaf of Chickweed bread. Despite my best efforts in my garden, chickweed plants lurk under and around so many of my plants. … Continue reading

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What a mistake!

For followers who receive an automatic email every time I add a new blog post, you may have noticed that the post I published today was headed RTBG Thursday 29th October 2020 – when it should have been Thursday 5th … 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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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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RTBG Wednesday 21 October 2020

Since Thursday this week was a gazetted public holiday and that therefore our Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) Food Garden Coordinator would be absent, we decided to volunteer on Wednesday.  Six of us arrived ready for action. I enjoyed my … Continue reading

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RTBG’s convict wall gets a facelift

The recent months, affected by the invasion of the Covid 19 virus, have not been all bad.  Government funds have created job opportunities to support major and minor community projects. One such example of this largesse was funding to the … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 8th October 2020

I need to listen to my own inner voice. On the Wednesday I was in my garden when my neighbour commented on the very wet day to be expected the next day. Later I checked the weather forecast and could … Continue reading

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RTBG – Thursday 1st October 2020 Part 2 of 2

The story continues about my experience at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) last Thursday, with an unusual and unexpected diversion. I was surprised after our morning tea break and we were back weeding in the orchard, when a visitor … Continue reading

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