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Sunday in Lissa's Garden

We 'online gardeners' do not always have the opportunity to see the gardens or meet the gardeners we have come to know virtually. Last Sunday I battled rain and roadworks for the 140 K drive to Strathpine and Lissa's lovely garden. What should have taken around 2 hours took 2 1/2 but, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat..." seems to thwart the gardeners I've met, so how could I let the side down? ;-)

By outer suburban standards, this is a pretty small yard but still manages to support a… Continue

Added by Pollyanna on March 3, 2013 at 23:00 — 2 Comments

A name change for our commonest stingless bees

In a timely newsletter, Aussie Bee tells of the new name for Trigona in Australia. 

It's Official:

Our Australian Trigona stingless bees have been given a new name. From now on their name will be Tetragonula.

For instance,

-- Trigona carbonaria, will now be called Tetragonula carbonaria; and

-- Trigona hockingsi will be called Tetragonula hockingsi.

This name change does NOT affect any of the species in the Austroplebeia genus. So the…

Added by Pollyanna on February 25, 2013 at 17:20 — 3 Comments

Tèarman, More than an Open Garden

Bob Luttrell had a captivated audience.

I don't think I've seen a more spellbound audience than the one on Sunday that stood in the drizzle and heat for nearly two hours, listening to Bob the Bee Man.

Tèarman Garden is Bob Luttrell's research facility and working museum where every pathway in the garden is edged with current and past…


Added by Pollyanna on February 25, 2013 at 5:00 — 15 Comments

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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