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February 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Tomatoes & Revitalized Herbs

Here is a dish of tomatoes I picked yesterday, I haven't grown this variety before but had heard it was the best for the Brisbane climate, great not stung by fruit fly, nice size, I will definitely be growing the Tommy Toe's again.  I also tidied up all my herb pots, new potting mix and a couple replaced.  I am very happy with the days effort:)… Continue

Added by Shirley on February 28, 2011 at 7:39 — 12 Comments

Cane Toad or Frog?

How to tell them apart courtesy of the NSW Dept of Environment, the photography is by John Pumpars, a Qlder I had the privilege of meeting when a member of Restoring Australian Native Amphibia (RANA). John now lives in northern NSW and publishes his photos under the name of Frog Prints. There are 3 .png making up the pamphlet originally as a .pdf which I wasn't able to upload. This is the pamphlet in 3 parts ...

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Added by Elaine de Saxe on February 23, 2011 at 6:42 — 3 Comments

Bees Wax Candle Making

Discovered another interesting pass time last night, since acquiring our bee hive I decided to give making bees wax candles ago after also reading about all the bad toxins paraffin wax candles release into the air as we burn them.  To be honest I hadn't really thought about it and enjoyed burning scented candles… Continue

Added by Shirley on February 20, 2011 at 10:00 — 9 Comments

The Gas Rush

A Four Corners documentary about the threat to our arable land from coal seam gas mining.

 

from the ABC:

 

"‘The Gas Rush’

With access to guerrilla activists and their undercover filming, Matthew Carney reports on the coalition of farmers, local townspeople and even a corporate titan who want to halt Australia's gas rush.

Imagine you are running a successful farming operation; then one day a man from the gas company arrives with news that a coal seam gas…

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Added by Elaine de Saxe on February 18, 2011 at 20:50 — 2 Comments

The grass clippings mulch walk through -- a pictorial journey

Mulched garden 3 months…
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Added by Dave Riley on February 17, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Moving south definitely means changes...

I thought I'd better give an update on my Victorian migration. OK, I know it's not local, and is largely irrelevant - but I thought you might find it interesting nevertheless :)

 

Goodbye Permaculture at the kids' school.

 

Goodbye Black Star organic fair trade killer…

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Added by Scarlett on February 7, 2011 at 20:33 — 12 Comments

Resurrecting a flood affected garden

Resurrecting your flood affected garden

 I'll be giving a special interactive library talk at Kenmore on the 29 April about recovering your flooded gardens. I am also offering half price garden visits for flood affected gardens at $88 per hour if you'd like a personalised garden consult.In the meantime, here is some more info for you... 

 

Was your garden covered by a thick layer of smelly mud, washed into it by the recent floods? This info is intended to give you the…

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Added by Linda Brennan on February 2, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

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