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November 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Whose Hole?

This intriguing hole appeared overnight in an otherwise bare patch of ground. It's underneath the laundry line so the ground is quite compacted and with a recently added layer of Pine bark. Any ideas on who might have dug it? Links to pix:…


Added by Elaine de Saxe on November 29, 2010 at 7:06 — 11 Comments

A crazy few months have finished

Wow, what a crazy few months at work!

I'm so sorry I got so busy I couldn't spend time here. I'm back now, since my work has finished until the end of February (the painful part of being a casual academic! Work like a demon for 3 months, have three months without pay!) - it was great... very productive, but also very demanding.

Anyway, my garden has not had a single thing done in it. I feel horrible. I need to get into it in a bad way. I still have River Cottage fantasies! ;-)… Continue

Added by Daniel on November 27, 2010 at 22:52 — 9 Comments

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoos

Today I was totally blown away by the appearance for the first time in the 8 years I've lived at Deception Bay, of some YTBCs. Grabbed the camera and snapped away. Against the grey sky, the black birds don't show up all that well and I've tried to lighten the photos to get some detail. There's 5 photos and 2 scans at the end of my 'Critters Which Share the Yard' album.

Although they are rare to me, apparently they are not all that rare but regardless of rarity or otherwise, I am… Continue

Added by Elaine de Saxe on November 24, 2010 at 15:00 — 10 Comments

Scrub Turkey Alert

Chased him up the road again. Have not seen him since 11/ that's remarkable. We have a wonderful project developing. An Inspiration Garden at Morningside. It is a Neighbourhood Permaculture Garden being built from scratch. Started small area 2 years ago and on 10/10 we had a big launch. Next event will be 5/12 from 7-11am. Hope a few volunteers can come and help create the herb garden. We are having an educational session on Herb Propagation. Free of charge and volunteers will be…


Added by Nancy Kent on November 22, 2010 at 10:05 — 3 Comments

Hairy Caterpilla's

WHAT TO DO!!!! My garden is currently overrun by these devouring little critters. Seriously, they eat EVERYTHING. My front flower and herb garden has been completely destroyed by them, they even eat Parsley and Basil for crying out loud!! Forget about trying to get new seedlings to grow, they move in overnight and I come out and there is nothing but stumps left. They are even eating Beans!!! and no, its not rats because I have gone out there early in the morning and seen them devouring my… Continue

Added by Susan on November 21, 2010 at 11:43 — 8 Comments

Donna's Garden - November 2010

Well it has been a long journey but at long last MY BANANA'S ARE FRUITING!!! Ali beat me to the punch as her flower appeared about a week before mine.. but I have two (in your face Ali lol) and one with a short leaf so soon to be three! I am also almost expecting up to another four as there are plants very similar in size - seven in total at (approx) 35kg ea flower - 245kg of bananas!

Here is a blog… Continue

Added by Donna on November 21, 2010 at 8:55 — 10 Comments

A rainy October… and warming November

With the rainy weather in October, there wasn't much gardening done... sown quite a bit this month though.. hope it's not too late..

A lot of peaches have fallen in the rain, so I had to picked them all up. I wanted to bag some of the fruits, but noticed many are starting to rot on the tree, and some of them have clear jelly like substance oozing out from the fruits. I’ve picked a lot off, ending up with half a wheelbarrow of wasted fruits… I’ve bagged a few very young fruits anyway,… Continue

Added by Florence on November 15, 2010 at 22:17 — 10 Comments

Spring gardening

It's a lovely time of year in the garden and it's been nice and cool so far, although the temperatures have been starting to climb for the past couple of days. I've finally finished exams so I'm looking forward to tending a lot more to my vegie patch and hopefully putting in a new bed for next year.

We went to the Roma St botanic gardens in October and found this great topiary giraffe - it's so cute. : )…


Added by Vanessa Collier on November 12, 2010 at 13:00 — 6 Comments

2010 SPRING September to November

29/09/10 Backyard: clockwise potato bags x 4 varieties (see winter blog), swt mini pumpkins, nasturtiums,Pink Shatoot Mulberry, Tamarillo, Pepino, Custard Apple, Lychee, Persimmon, Wampi, Yakon, Raspberry x 3 Williamette and 1x…


Added by Lissa on November 12, 2010 at 7:30 — 15 Comments

ABC TV 24 and Access to More Info

The advent of the 24 hours digital news channel has opened new opportunities for the casual viewer. It's tricky to find the programme guide - none is printed - and the on-screen-guide is only what's ahead today, making it difficult to plan viewing ahead

Among the endless cycle of news they do have some quite fascinating programmes we would not ordinarily see. One such is other state's Stateline. This week, by happy chance, we tuned in to the second part of Stateline Canberra and it… Continue

Added by Elaine de Saxe on November 8, 2010 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

GM Food on 7.30 Report

Duh! Naturally I missed it last night (Thursday). However, it's on iView (free for a lot of ISPs) so catch up now. Not sure how long it's available for but since it's an ABC in-house production, may be around for some months. Go here:

And here is a transcript, save the download:

Added by Elaine de Saxe on November 5, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

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