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Fiona Presly's Friendship with a Bumble Bee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Collings Apr 18, 2018. 6 Replies

I'm not a facebookie, however this link seems to draw the beautiful story well. There are plenty of other versions on youtube taken from the same written article.Oh, and her name is Fiona, not woman!…Continue

Tags: bee, bumble, Presly, Fiona

Fiona and her bumble bee friend

Started Apr 17, 2018 0 Replies

I'm not a facebookie, however this one seems to draw the beautiful story well. There are plenty of other versions on youtube taken from the same written article.Oh, and her name is Fiona, not woman!…Continue

Pineapple Seeds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Collings Apr 9, 2017. 15 Replies

When cutting open a recent store bought pineapple, I noticed some seeds.The seeds were…Continue

Tags: seedlings

Mystery Bean

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Feb 14, 2017. 5 Replies

This bean is a mystery to me at the moment. I've looked through the seeds I have, for names that should give this one away, however I cannot seem to find it.…Continue

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Rob Collings replied to Rob Collings's discussion Davidson's Plum in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"Thanks Andy, I've placed new links in ... This document lives on rsbg as a pdf. Web pdf files require a web based reader to view for most browsers. These online viewers' url changes or close over a period of years and the links then…"
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Dianne Caswell favorited Rob Collings's discussion Davidson's Plum
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Dianne Caswell replied to Rob Collings's discussion Davidson's Plum in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"What a wonderful reference for any novice or experienced Australian Fruit Tree Grower. We have truely missed you Rob on the site and at GV's, please don't be a stranger, the girls must be growing into quite the young ladies."
Mar 25
Andrew Cumberland replied to Rob Collings's discussion Davidson's Plum in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"Hey Rob - the link at the end is broken. "
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Christa replied to Rob Collings's discussion Davidson's Plum in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"This discussion on the Davidson plum, is very good and easily understood by the average gardener,  My 3 varieties are growing slowly and not long after I planted these trees, I planted a few miracle berry plants so that I can eat the plums…"
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Davidson's Plum

Davidson's Plum An Australian native rainforest fruitThe Davidson's Plum is an Australian native East Coast rainforest plant, which can provide a generous crop of very sour, yet tasty, soft pulpy fruit. The fruit resembles the European Plum in colour, size and texture, however differs greatly in…See More
Mar 22
Lissa replied to Rob Collings's discussion Kumbartcho Native Plant Nursery in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"Lovely as that sounds I work Tuesdays and Thursdays. Vol but still work. I'm also quite a way off these days Lainie, at Bribie.  When I (one day) have a garden again it will be worth a visit. "
Mar 6
Lainie P replied to Rob Collings's discussion Kumbartcho Native Plant Nursery in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"Stocklist is available on the Kumbartcho website, Rob/Lissa, if you want to check it out... ;) Ta!"
Mar 4
CHERYL SLAPP replied to Rob Collings's discussion Kumbartcho Native Plant Nursery in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"Thanks Lainie.  Have been back to the nursery a few times but didn't know about the walking track to Yuraba, must check it out."
Mar 4
Rob Collings replied to Rob Collings's discussion Kumbartcho Native Plant Nursery in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"Kumbartcho Nursery is where I purchased a native yam many years ago. Thanks again Lainie for showing us this awesome place! Lissa I'd encourage you to buy a yam if there are any in stock. Don't be put off the plant being labeled as a…"
Mar 4
Lainie P replied to Rob Collings's discussion Kumbartcho Native Plant Nursery in the group Eating Australia - Australian Native Foods
"Hi Cheryl, Most of the walking tracks are fairly short, yes; this and the fact that they're mostly flat/paved, not steep, without too many stairs, is what makes them particularly suitable for the kids and elderly visitors we often have.…"
Mar 4

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I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Millen Farm
I am interested in:
All things that grow
My website is:
http://https://gourmettogrow.blogspot.com/
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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Allotment Gardening

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 17:30 11 Comments

Attached are some pages from an old gardening book Tash found for me.

I'll add the printed date tomorrow, if you'd like to, click on each picture and have a read (especially about bacteria in soil and nitrogen cycle, starts on page 29) and take a guess when it was written.…

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Wicking Reservoir-Pipe Experiment

Posted on June 7, 2015 at 21:00 3 Comments

I'm expanding my front veggie garden at the moment, and decided to add some form of water savings to a section of the expansion in case I have another dry spring and summer like last year.

This is based on (and is) an open wicking bed (within the area of the garden around where its being laid). Rather than the water being in an open trough, its will be in pipe,…

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At 19:23 on March 22, 2017, Melissa said…
Thanks! I have to plum plants in my garden. They are babes though. I have a bush flood gatden at work as a teaching resource but my garden at home is in its infancy. The plants are loving the rain though.
At 6:09 on February 14, 2017, Oliver Stratton said…

Thanks Rob.

At 20:09 on February 13, 2017, Oliver Stratton said…

Thanks for the welcome Rob.  I came across your Brisbane Local Food   site today looking for a source of Centella asiatica..  I feel lucky to have found such an interesting local group and look forward to being a member.

At 14:58 on January 11, 2017, Meegan Hardaker said…

Thanks for the welcome, Rob. Such a great site, very  glad to be here!

At 18:02 on December 16, 2016, Rhondda Pearson said…
Thanks Rob for your warm welcome.
At 17:10 on November 18, 2016, Simon Calcinai said…

Thanks for the welcome, Rob. I will be out of town for a few weeks, but look forward to utilising the site once I return and start gardening! 

At 22:20 on October 20, 2016, Terry Layman said…

No Gold here, except in new research.

At 19:52 on September 21, 2016, Drew O'Brien said…

Thanks Rob

At 22:43 on September 9, 2016, Dion Salmon said…
Thanks Rob looking forward to learning a lot about gardens cheers Dion
At 10:40 on August 1, 2016, jennifer baldwin said…

Thanks Rob i am sure i am going to enjoy, believe me i let myself get so mixed up re problems in the garden, found a post by Lissa on gardening remedies and suggestions so interesting. Jen.

 
 
 

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