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Susan's Blog – April 2016 Archive (2)

Mid Autumn in the garden.

Hi everyone,

How are everyone's gardens going?  Mine, still not that productive.  We are going ok in the fruit department.  Passionfruit,1-2 small pawpaws ripening up per week, the last 3 melons from the garden and the odd small handful of raspberries from my very poor looking raspberry vines.  I also harvested the ONLY fruit that set off my citrus grove trees that I planted last year.  Yes, I know, to be fair to them, they are just babies.  It was the rio red grapefruit.  I…

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Added by Susan on April 15, 2016 at 19:00 — 9 Comments

April 2016 garden.

Hi guys,

Well I just finished my major holiday project - built the garden shed.  I was going to also build a rock pathway but as it took 3 days of torture AND I managed to put a drill bit through my thumb, I decided not to be too ambitious.  The shed was the $169 job from Aldi's.  If you bought one and haven't put it up yet, word to the wise:  When they refer to the "short side" it means the side with all the holes drilled into it (short height wise, not length wise).  The swearing…

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Added by Susan on April 1, 2016 at 14:00 — 19 Comments

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VETIVER COMMUNITY PROJECT

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.)

The Vetiver Community Project 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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