Tag Archives: Tasmanian

What is a Turbo Chook?

How many Tasmanians know what a Turbo Chook is? I didn’t, yet mainlander friend J sent me a recent ABC News story that implied I wouldn’t be a Tasmanian if I didn’t use this expression. I took umbrage having been … 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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News from Woodbridge

R’s recent email updated me on their produce and southern Tasmanian garden. She says ‘the first photo is of A’s dessert at lunch time today which includes your persimmon (lovely colour) and our stewed quince, stewed peach and frozen cherries … Continue reading

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The Need to Grow

I am drawing a long bow to make a connection between the following story and Tasmania; simply the link to this extraordinary well researched information was given to me by a Tasmanian resident and I am a Tasmanian resident also; … Continue reading

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‘Fake’ dandelions of prickly lettuce & sowthistle – part 3 of 7

In the last two blog posts, you have seen four different types of dandelions plus two ‘false dandelions’, the cat’s ear and hawksbeard. Two more potential look-alikes are offered here; prickly lettuce and sowsthistle/milkthistle. Prickly lettuce (Lactuca Serriola) has a … Continue reading

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