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Susan's Blog – May 2015 Archive (2)

The "almost" winter garden.

Hi everyone,

Hasn't the weather been glorious - but definitely not cold enough for the start of winter.  I had the most wonderful day in the garden.  Started at 11 after helping at my son's school and didn't come back inside until 5pm.  I am feeling so relaxed and rejuvenated.  My gardening has stopped being a hobby and started to become a necessity.  With a couple of full on weekends away, a couple of late mid-week events + working late and I have been feeling very stressed over the…

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Added by Susan on May 30, 2015 at 19:30 — 12 Comments

THE BEES!!! (and other random bits)

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!! The excitement at my place today!  We are now proud owners of bees - about 4000 Paul assured my young son today as he was trying to count up all our pets.  (Just in case you were curious - 1 dog, 1 cat, 6 chickens, a rescued cockatiel, 2 fish, the worms and now our bees -> all of them are named.  "Wormy worms" for the worms and now "Queenie and the Broodies" for the collectives).  Even my teenage daughter, who, if she wasn't part Phillapino, would be as pale as a…

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Added by Susan on May 2, 2015 at 20:00 — 11 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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