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WEEDS - Pro's and con's

There is an old discussion on Weeds back in 2009.  This is a reply to that discussion, that seems appropriate to me. Reply by Scarlett on J…

Started by Christa

3 Jun 8
Reply by Christa

Living Mulch

As a muchly  keen mulcher  I've spent years of effort carpeting my soil with dead matter. Usually anything that was once growing  can be us…

Started by Dave Riley

8 Jun 7
Reply by Dave Riley

Tips for growing strawberries

I've been fortunate to receive a bulk order of commercial strawberry runners and want to give them the best opportunity to fruit lusciously…

Started by Sophie

1 Jun 4
Reply by Susan


One of the most abundant fruiting plants in my yard are Plinia, genus Myrciaria then variety e.g. Sabara.  They come under the Myrtacaea fa…

Started by Christa

11 May 31
Reply by Fiona Ryan

RUNNING OUT OF ROOM TO GARDEN (or can I keep my fruit trees cut low)

This photo was taken a couple of years ago.  Since then we have moved some bins to the front yard between front verandah and front tree,  T…

Started by Christa

23 May 21
Reply by Barbara Tealby

bean fly attacking young bean plants?

Hi everyone, new here, and hoping for a successful winter bean crop with a little help from your good selves. I'm successful with snake bea…

Started by Mike Watson

11 May 19
Reply by Dave Riley

Name this nasty

I’m wondering about this, on one of my eggplants. I think it’s red spider mite? This is on a sturdy old fashioned striped eggplant. It’s…

Started by Fiona Ryan

4 May 16
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Milk Crate Gardening DIY Part 2.

I'm running two milk crate projects: one at home and another at the school garden. In both cases are weed mat covered and stacked horizont…

Started by Dave Riley

4 May 8
Reply by Dave Riley

MilkCrate Gardening

Having realised that my local tip offers recycled milk crates I'm in a sort of boxed heaven. I've  had a cherished collection of crates for…

Started by Dave Riley

7 May 8
Reply by Dave Riley


This is something I am going to try as soon as we get side shoots from my old Pawpaw plant. I know of others who have done it, when they ha…

Started by Christa

4 May 8
Reply by Rob Walter


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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