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Roger Clark's Blog – November 2015 Archive (2)

Tomato taste test - which ones do you like?

I am a member of the Diggers Club. Now I know that some BLF members have said that this is a very expensive organisation, and I agree with that sentiment. I belong for a couple of reasons. The first being that I really believe that what they stand for is spot on.…

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Added by Roger Clark on November 27, 2015 at 12:01 — 14 Comments

Can we all learn from rain events?

The recent wonderful rain that has turned my place from a desert like area with brown crunchy grass and struggling fruit trees into something that is now flourishing is not only great for the spirits but also possibly a provider of lessons. 

For example, my hedge of Pomegranates has not been a provider of much fruit, and while the bushes are still relatively young, they have often produced flushes of flowers, but very little has come to maturity. My thinking was that as these are best…

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Added by Roger Clark on November 10, 2015 at 7:13 — 6 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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