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October 2011 Blog Posts (9)

The Salad Garden: eating thereof

Since I eat a garden salad every day I have made it a habit to make up my salad dressings ahead. I use old caper and anchovy jars that are maybe no more than 150 ml in volume and throw in -- aside from the requisite 2:1 (give or…

Added by Dave Riley on October 31, 2011 at 2:14 — 3 Comments

The Joy of Choko


Added by Dave Riley on October 31, 2011 at 1:58 — 5 Comments

Donna's Garden - October 2011

With a garden visit coming up, it was time to give my garden a huge make over... so I decided to mulch.  After ringing around they all seemed to have a minimum order of 10 cubic metres so I finally buckled and ordered it to be delivered on Thursday morning.  Now, I love a freebie as much as anyone but they >nicely< delivered more like 15 cubic metres!  Gee thanks, I was struggling to use the 10 and would have preferred to order 5 - so they deliver 15, thank you very much.  …


Added by Donna on October 23, 2011 at 12:33 — 9 Comments

Impermeable layer: wicking gutter = free mulch and feed for the garden

I should say up front that I spent years messing about with what's called paper clay . That's an eclectic mix of paper pulp and clay 45:55 percent. You…

Added by Dave Riley on October 21, 2011 at 12:00 — 8 Comments

A Couple of Local Characters

Just the tiniest St Andrew's Cross spider I've seen: check scale against the Blackberry leaves:


And yet another Bearded Dragon - this one claims the highest part of the front yard. It climbed up the shadecloth surrounding the Raspberry wicking beds to be the emperor/ess of all s/he…


Added by Elaine de Saxe on October 18, 2011 at 22:58 — 2 Comments

Irrigation! Makes me irritable so I went for a barrel of fun

Now that my present garden is working its way  into  its adolescence I have the option to fiddle with its makeup and constituent parts.…

Added by Dave Riley on October 18, 2011 at 8:31 — 3 Comments

Sponge Garden under the trellis

Aside from some rare references on line and a review of the method in the water harvesting works of Brad Lancaster there is not much information to be…

Added by Dave Riley on October 17, 2011 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

Trellis Shade: Cooler Plants

A neighbor has given me a dwarf banana plant. It is one third the height of your standard banana 'stem' so I'm delighted to have such botanical utility on hand.…

Added by Dave Riley on October 16, 2011 at 12:30 — 5 Comments



After initially having trouble growing these myself, I'm now having…

Added by Lissa on October 16, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

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