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Phil's Blog – September 2015 Archive (2)

Early Spring Flowers and Colour

Inspired by Susan’s Spring blog I thought I’d post a few pictures of what some modest planting can do to brighten up your garden and importantly attract a few bees. This is one area I’ve neglected in the past so I am attempting to rectify it this year.

Marigolds are so easy to grow and need very little maintenance even in my dry hot garden…

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Added by Phil on September 13, 2015 at 10:02 — 8 Comments

Lemongrass Mulch Harvest and Weeds

As growing plants for mulch is such an important and ongoing chore for those of us who have the room and like to save money I thought I’d post this blog about my experiences this year with the harvest.

The East Indian Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) I have is an invader from the neighbouring property and together with Queensland Arrowroot (Canna indica), Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) and Singapore Daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata) have made their way into my garden and flourished.…

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Added by Phil on September 5, 2015 at 14:40 — 22 Comments

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GrowVetiver

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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