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March 2013 Blog Posts (8)

A beautiful organic house and garden for sale

Well, after all this time we have found a lovely acreage propoerty. That means that our home and garden in Wishart is on the market. Lots of people from the workshops and garden visits asked to be told if i ever sold the house, cos they'd love a ready made organic garden. Well, this is your chance.

Here is the link. The price is somewhat negotiable. You'll love 168 + different edible and useful plants in the garden with a whole vegie patch ready to harvest in the coming months. We…


Added by Linda Brennan on March 28, 2013 at 12:22 — 6 Comments

Garden Objects: junk and plants

It's not that I've celebrating junk -- although I am a junk mail gardener.

It's more that with the passing of the rigors of…

Added by Dave Riley on March 24, 2013 at 23:47 — 11 Comments

Solar Irrigation Experiments

I've managed to build up my supply of plastic bottles enough to seriously explore solar irrigation .…

Added by Dave Riley on March 18, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Andy's Log: Stardate 08.03.13

I thought I'd best stop spamming the forums, so have started to blog.

3 months ago:  my Rozie threw pumpkin seeds out the front where the soil is REALLY bad (it's building fill).  We had the pumpkin seeds and three small fruit trees.  Nothing grows very well out there. During the dry, Rozie moved one fruit tree (lemon) into a pot.  Of the 10 pumpkins that came up, nine died.  So, I have been composting out there.  After the rain, the…


Added by Andrew Cumberland on March 8, 2013 at 23:27 — 5 Comments

The Bush House not in the bush

As quick to build as a humpy -- as organic as any gunyah -- I've built myself a Bush House.…

Added by Dave Riley on March 7, 2013 at 8:49 — 1 Comment

Sunday in Lissa's Garden

We 'online gardeners' do not always have the opportunity to see the gardens or meet the gardeners we have come to know virtually. Last Sunday I battled rain and roadworks for the 140 K drive to Strathpine and Lissa's lovely garden. What should have taken around 2 hours took 2 1/2 but, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat..." seems to thwart the gardeners I've met, so how could I let the side down? ;-)

By outer suburban standards, this is a pretty small yard but still manages to support a… Continue

Added by Pollyanna on March 3, 2013 at 23:00 — 2 Comments


Autumn is here and apart from a few steamy days last week the weather has been cool and very wet. Constant rain. Some plants like it, some don't. As usual the raised beds couldn't care less.

Below: The Dwf Ducasse banana from Blue Sky Nursery is loving the wet. I have hopes that it will start producing some fruit for me before long.…


Added by Lissa on March 3, 2013 at 7:30 — 11 Comments

Gardening essentials and adventures in shade

Now that the rains have come -- and decided to stay -- the garden that was suffering so much is now very much alive.

Added by Dave Riley on March 3, 2013 at 2:30 — 7 Comments

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