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December 2015 Blog Posts (7)


Phil's question re how long from flower to fruit made me realise I had paid little attention to this in the past.

This will be a pictorial day to day following of flower to fruit. I've chosen the flower that bloomed just outside my front door as it's easiest to remember to photograph each day. Hopefully it's pollinated lol!

29.12.15 Day one - flower…


Added by Lissa on December 30, 2015 at 5:30 — 24 Comments

Native Bee Attracting Plants and Their Other Uses

This summer I have been blessed with more native bees in my garden then I have ever seen before. In particular, the blue banded bee (my favourite), which I regularly observe all through the day buzzing around the flowers. This could be because I'm more in tune with 'bee watching' but while this may be true I also think it is due to the type of flowering plants that I have at the moment. In this blog I'll list the ones that attract the most blue banded bees but also, with a nod to…


Added by Phil on December 28, 2015 at 8:30 — 12 Comments

The Gardening Year at BLF

As we approach the end of 2015 I'd like to say how much I've appreciated the discussions, the shared information, the inputs and resources posted to  this forum.

BLF is a great learning curve and excuse to lay out what you may be trying to do.It challenges perceptions and encourages you to push your gardening envelope by being 'creative' and more engaged with your patch of dirt.

In that mix, BLF's other great attribute is that it isn't ruled by shibboleths. It is indeed a broad…


Added by Dave Riley on December 26, 2015 at 17:00 — 5 Comments

Walking Onions and Potato Onions

How did you all fare with these Onions?

What I harvested was hardly worth the bother. I haven't weighed them since most of the crop is roots and layer upon layer of papery tissue.

It takes real commitment to get to the fruit of the plant's labours. There is, like Corn, just so much compostible material and so little crop. Although of the 2, I'd prefer the Corn ;-)

Fwiw pix of both and an attempt to show the many layers of tissues which need to be peeled away…


Added by Elaine de Saxe on December 20, 2015 at 16:47 — 7 Comments



Added by Dianne Caswell on December 13, 2015 at 11:04 — No Comments

Summer days

Hi everyone,

Things have been HOT! I keep waiting for all the storms to hit with their promised rains but all of it is missing my place.  I've started watering despite the promise of rain because so far none is getting us.   Well today was my last day at work (I'm transferring to a different school next year) and my work colleagues know how much I love gardening so they got me some beautiful gifts. …


Added by Susan on December 11, 2015 at 18:30 — 4 Comments

The listing, description & celebration of some culinary plants

 The LISTING, description  & celebration of some  culinary & EXOTIC plants …


Added by Dave Riley on December 4, 2015 at 3:30 — 10 Comments

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