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Common mullein – a toilet paper alternative?

Each month ABC’s magazine Gardening Australia fills my letterbox. While it is always packed with fascinating information and temptations to try new methods and plants, it is through the competition crossword that I learn the most. July’s issue (which arrived … Continue reading

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Weed graffiti

Some people define a weed as ‘a plant in the wrong place at the wrong time’. This is a reminder that all plants have value. When we add the idea that many so called weeds have medicinal or food value, … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 28 February 2020

I knew I had personal jobs to do at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) not just volunteering in the Food Garden: Once there I purchased a tiny tubed Chinese paper bush (Edgeworthia) for a friend (long term blog readers … Continue reading

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Was I nettled? No

I was bound to collect weeds. I had a weed soup to make. Most of my fellow Food Garden volunteers were nervous about consuming weeds; ‘are they okay to eat’, was the frequent question.  And some are.  But which is … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 19 September 2019

Again I was given a lift to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) by a fellow volunteer. Of course we enthused about gardens and plants all the way. Both of us had completed the University of Tasmania’s free online Science … Continue reading

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