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February 2018 Blog Posts (6)

We said "Send her down, Huey" and Huey Obliged ;-)

Whoever 'Huey' may be ...

The local Butcherbirds prefer to wait out the rain under shelter on the back patio:

The back tank full to overflowing:

Pelting down at the back:…

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Added by Elaine de Saxe on February 25, 2018 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Nearly Autumn

Hi guys,

With Autumn nearly upon us, I am trying to seriously get my garden beds going.  I had hoped to get a lot more done this weekend but with the torrential downpours interspersed with sunshine and extreme humidity, it has been more of a labour than a labour of love.  Everything I have planted previously is just taking off though, so that is good.

My cucumber seedling (continental by Floriana) has got about 4 fruit this size and is absolutely loaded with…

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Added by Susan on February 25, 2018 at 13:30 — No Comments

Two Garden Tales

I'm in the process of renovating two gardens at present: my own and the school garden.

As I pointed out -- HERE-- my home patch is now an exercise in Vetiver design. I'm thinking of trying…

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Added by Dave Riley on February 19, 2018 at 22:16 — 2 Comments

Middle of February

Hi Everyone,

How's the gardening going in this heat?  I got a little motivated a couple of weeks ago and then this heat hit and I went "Nope".  Luckily for me, everything has survived so far of the new plantings.  I put that down to using a seasol combined with a wetting agent in a hose on pack "seasol super soil wetter and conditioner" -> I did the whole yard and all the wicking beds as nothing was doing well and the soil looked awful.  In the heat, it is very easy for the…

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Added by Susan on February 18, 2018 at 19:53 — 9 Comments

Quail slaughter and other stuff

UPDATE (February 18):

For those who watched the video, things have moved on from the previous post below.  I am now slaughtering spare males and old females who no longer lay.  Yes, I'm quite comfortable with the decision.  No, there is no cruelty what-so-ever.  In a complete random act of insanity, I am testing whether Big Bertha (the barred plymouth rock) will sit on quail eggs.  Oh, the quails are laying and it's too hot for the chickens to want to perform. …

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Added by Andrew Cumberland on February 17, 2018 at 20:30 — 14 Comments

Vetiver Ventures (Part 2)

Vetiver and I have finally decided to get engaged so that we are retrofitting our family home together. Over the past two years we have grown closer to one another so that a day seldom goes by when we aren't interacting with one another... in an horticultural sense of course.

I've come to know Vetiver's ways and have learnt to appreciate the plant even more. In that embrace I can imagine the grass' potential.

At present I have three projects in mind:

  • Redesigning my…
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Added by Dave Riley on February 4, 2018 at 0:30 — 28 Comments

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