Tag Archives: Tasmania

Mt Montagu via Thark Ridge

Intrepid walker N headed off into Wellington Park recently for a walk that was 13.88kms in distance and took 5 hours and 39 mins. His evocative photographs show a range of weather and indicate how beautiful this landscape is up … Continue reading

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Tarraleah lichens

Gardening friend K told me recently that ‘I went to Tarraleah on the weekend. I have shared a couple of pics – one of a lichen (?) that seems to grow mainly on the dead branches of live trees as … Continue reading

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The stories still come

A week ago I feared the worst. Nothing new was happening in my garden and I was bereft of ideas for more blog posts. The day we were dismissed from volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens on March 15th … Continue reading

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Natives in the garden – part 3 of 3

This blog post introduces you to five more Australian native plants which grow in gardening friend S’s garden. The first is the Pandorea plant – and what is not to love when set against a backdrop of a glorious winter … Continue reading

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A special walk in north east Tasmania

Weeks ago, A brought a large bag of quinces to my house and subsequently I wrote a couple of blog posts showing how I used them. Now I am delighted to find he has participated in a wonderful adventure and … 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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Quicksand is found not only in the movies

Recently I published this blog post on another of my blogs at touchingthetarkine.wordpress.com. For those who aren’t followers of that site I am publishing it anew here. Tasmania’s coast between the Arthur and the Pieman rivers on the north west … Continue reading

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Farmers Market

Months ago, early during the virus pandemic, I walked to and from the Farmers Market in Hobart’s CBD one Sunday – a three hour return trip by foot. A week ago I travelled to the city by bus for the first … Continue reading

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‘Fake’ dandelions; cat’s ear and hawksbeard – part 2 of 7

Yesterday’s blog posting introduced Tasmania’s common dandelion and three other genuine dandelions which can be found across the state. Today we consider similar weeds that are not dandelions. The Mountain Herbs website lists a number of look-alikes. How can we … Continue reading

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Soil and trees show lutruwita/Tasmania was cultivated for over 40 000 years

A recent radio story broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) has changed the way I think. Information is power! You can listen to Michael Fletcher, Associate Professor from the University of Melbourne’s School of Geography being interviewed by Ryk … Continue reading

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