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December 2011 Blog Posts (7)

The Aphid Infestation ... and a couple of other things.

One of the Clemson Spineless Okra plants developed an Aphid infestation. First I squirted the Aphids with fly spray (I use that to kill Asian Geckoes) and all I did was kill the leaves. The Aphids returned and thrived - what a surprise!


I assume that the little white things are the larval skins of the Aphids ... in the photos below, does…


Added by Elaine de Saxe on December 30, 2011 at 21:30 — 12 Comments

NATIVE BEES - hive is dead, long live the new hive!

Above 18/07/11 - winter.

Recently bought my first native bee hive from Ingrid at City Chicks (ex Nambour Show) and am very excited to have them in the garden at last, as it's long been on my wish list.…


Added by Lissa on December 27, 2011 at 17:00 — 11 Comments

Getting the house in order

Where do I start?

I'm into my second year of growing edibles in the backyard (pretty much growing anything really). I started with simple asian greens in styrofoam boxes in the mini-greenhouse and slowly added pots, edging to separate lawn from growing beds, wire for climbers and raised garden beds.

It's been a good learning experience. And a big thank you to the friendly people on this site in helping my knowledge along.

So what I have got going at this time of year?…


Added by Joseph on December 10, 2011 at 20:56 — 24 Comments

Trellis Gardening: Rag Snakes

Higgledy Piggledy Sticks

Now that the rain has… Continue

Added by Dave Riley on December 8, 2011 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Strawberry Runners and Other Things and Black Cockatoos

Time to get the Strawberry runners ready to grow on. This year I am ready even if they are not quite yet. The plants, Redlands Joy, are just about finished flowering and fruiting and most are sending out their runners.

I plant the runners into pots so they can root into the pot without my having to wrench them out of the ground. When they are rooted, I cut off the runner and get the new Strawberry plants ready for planting. It should take the next couple of months for them to…


Added by Elaine de Saxe on December 7, 2011 at 21:30 — 4 Comments



I have a heap of seedlings needing to be planted (thanks to Addy for supplying the seed some time ago).

I'll have to have a look into this plant again as I'm really not sure where to plant them. How big does the plant grow? Is it heavy? Is it annual or perennial?…


Added by Lissa on December 2, 2011 at 8:30 — 5 Comments

2011/2012 SUMMER December to February

Second day of summer and what a glorious morning! Rain at last and the temperature has dropped. Last night was heaven and without the aircon.

Tackled Bed 2 yesterday very early before the heat got too bad - pulled out the remaining carrots (all very long and thin, slightly chewed at the top - snail?rat? but usable), and used the celery as green matter (never did grow big…


Added by Lissa on December 2, 2011 at 7:30 — 8 Comments

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