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Dave Riley commented on Dave Riley's blog post In the bamboo grove
"Depending on the grove's species...there is no undergrowth, no fallen logs --it's a monoculture --so any Joe Blakes you'd see. It's sterile in there: nothing much lives there except bamboo... Once you are 'in' the grove…"
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Florence commented on Dave Riley's blog post In the bamboo grove
"I just discovered a bamboo grove next to a nearby park when I took a wrong turn the other day~ would probably go and check it out with a pruning saw soonish :P Oh, btw, someone told me bamboo attracts snakes, any truth in that?"
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In the bamboo grove

On a hot day there are a lot worse places to be than within a bamboo grove.You can bring your Zen songbook and chill out.I recommend such visits if your locale is short on meditative space.  My personal preference is a grove of Sheoaks as you get more wind ambience through them. The whispering...But then my bamboo visit today was about harvest.A feral stand of running bamboo…See More
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion Sea Bean, Rock Samphire
"UPDATE: I did obtain seeds for Samphire and planted them in a flat. I treated them as per the norm and so far  only one has come up. I potted that wee thing yesterday. There may be many variables contributing to this result.....the weather, the…"
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Lissa replied to Dave Riley's discussion A note on Katuk
"Let's see how I go. Ended up with some good looking cuttings which have been stuck into shaded areas of the raised beds and given a good soak."
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Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion A note on Katuk
"Trim a few now rather than later. Just trim at the base of the bunches. Fresh cuttings seem to work best rather than waiting for the cut  to dry or the stem to harden. I know the very bunch of which you speak!I bought a Jabuticaba from the…"
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I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
My own residence. Sandgate PCYC Community and Market Garden
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Vegetables. Rain harvesting.Starchy vegetables.
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I hope to sell produce at local monthly markets in my township.
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In the bamboo grove

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 20:00 2 Comments

On a hot day there are a lot worse places to be than within a bamboo grove.
You can bring your Zen songbook and chill out.…
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Daily rain data: 2014 -- read it and weep.

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 4:30 8 Comments

I've been working hard at recovery after the October heat. Creating mulch and planting out. But  the ground is hurting big time. While we are officially 'in drought' still, the anecdotal indicators I note tell me how bad it is.

  • the magpies who have adopted me are starving
  • aside from 20 spot ladybirds my garden has no insects to speak of.
  • every surface under foot crunches.
  • my mower men have not dropped off ANY grass cuttings for at least 3…
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Mulch me! We grow and kill stuff only to learn.

Posted on November 8, 2014 at 19:13 13 Comments

Keen as I was to aggressively advance my gardening options I had to go interstate for a week and while away...…
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PolyVeg Flowerings

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 10:00 1 Comment

The PolyVeg Garden has come alive with flowerings...as well as the standard edibles. The sunflowers are just reaching their stride.

These are the images I forget to take in order to illustrate my last post. A week later a BOOM! 

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little…

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Poly plus plus polyculture

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 0:00 6 Comments

The garden is awesome!

Being Spring and warming up fast, the take-off is accelerating as more plants start doing their stuff. 

A botanical explosion from the ground up. 

It's the flowers that really register this the most. After months of shades of green, the flowers I…

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At 17:12 on January 11, 2012, Jane said…

Hi Dave, did you manage to get the Snake Beans. If not you may contact me on borgia@tpg.com.au with your address & I will send some.

Jane

At 21:10 on June 15, 2009, Scarlett said…
hello
hey i want to delete the backyarders group and i'm copying the discussions across, but i can't copy your little cuba photos - what to do?
At 20:50 on March 14, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
Hi Dave , just a reminder that the 2nd Garden Visit is on the 29th at Vanessa place .
At 16:18 on February 4, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
Hi Dave , just a reminder that the GARDEN VISITS are starting at the end of the month (22nd) .Everyone is welcome .
At 12:52 on January 14, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
thanks for the reply . I have no water tanks myself , very hard in this climate to do any thing without water , but feel free to come along whether you intend to host a visit or not .
At 10:32 on January 14, 2009, christopher zane hart said…
Hi Dave , have you seen the discussion on garden visits ? . Would you be interested ?.
 
 
 

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