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December 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Mowing and snipping - all the stuff the dude in the shop you bought your equipment from, didn't tell you

I realise I don't actually hate mowing and whippersnipping. I love admiring the finished job - great pity it only lasts such a short time, but the grass is great for the compost pile so there's plenty of pluses.

I just hate the equipment.

It's heavy (whippersnipper and humungous long cord), awkward to hold and hurts my hands (whippersnipper), doesn't start when it's supposed to (mower) and seems designed to drive people crazy instead of being reliable trusted gardening…


Added by Lissa on December 30, 2012 at 10:30 — 18 Comments

BETEL LEAF Piper sarmentosum

Also known as wild pepper, la lot, chaplu; In Cantonese: 'Ka Lao' ; In Malay:  Kadok ; In Thai : Cha Plu ; In Lao : phak i leut or pak eelerd ; In Vietnam : Piper lolot – lá l; Sirih Dudu, Karuk, Karok, Daun Kaduk, Vegetable Pepper, Betel Pepper…


Added by Lissa on December 20, 2012 at 5:30 — 10 Comments

The Quest

A meditation on Chokoes, Millitons, Chayotes... 

Added by Dave Riley on December 7, 2012 at 1:15 — 1 Comment

Yes We Will Have Bananas ... and Raspberries Too! With Tromboncino on the Side ;-)

Just not to-day! But soon, soon ...

Tissue-culture Dwarf Ducasse; they are around 18months to 2 years old - lost the plot a bit with the timing. One over-wintered here surrounded by bubble-wrap with the expectation that it would really be ahead of the others. The other 3 survived Cyclone Yasi and yet they are all making bunches at almost the same time.

'Dwarf' - yes well I suppose 8ft rather than 15ft is a kind of 'dwarf'. Contemplating getting the mature bunch…


Added by Elaine de Saxe on December 4, 2012 at 12:30 — 14 Comments

2012/2013 SUMMER December

Time to start a new diary for the hot months. Really must read back through last summers blog - which is the whole point of having the diary!

Should have taken this pic just a moment before as now the sun is up and shining in the lense. Never mind - it's just to give an impression of what is…


Added by Lissa on December 2, 2012 at 6:30 — 10 Comments

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