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Susan's Blog – May 2016 Archive (3)

Start of Winter 2016

Hi Everyone.

Well I've had a very busy weekend.  My kids went to titration comp (chemistry thing) this weekend and it was very exciting as we placed first and second!!! Completely unexpected as this was the first time our school had entered, multiple equipment disasters occurred on the day  but the kids were champions.  That pretty much took up my Saturday so I didn't have as much time as I'd like gardening this weekend. However, the cooler days means you actually get more gardening…

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Added by Susan on May 29, 2016 at 18:30 — 23 Comments

Withdrawal symptoms

Hi everyone,

I've had 3 very busy weekends away from my garden and boy have I missed it.  I spent the whole weekend in the garden and enjoyed every minute but there were lots of maintainancy jobs to get done.  Harvested lots of paw paws, banana's and honey.  Normally I only take one comb but my bees have been making some funky shaped comb so I removed two of the worst and straightened a couple to hopefully sort the problem…

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Added by Susan on May 15, 2016 at 18:26 — 12 Comments

Is it really only 29 days till winter?

Hi guys,

My son said to me today that it was only 4 weeks till winter and I went to explain that no, we were still in the middle of Autumn when I realised that DESPITE the still really hot weather, it is actually the last month of Autumn!!! What the??? No wonder I'm having such trouble in the garden. 

I have FINALLY got some spinach to germinate, don't ask me how as I swear the days have not dropped below 25.  I have just transplanted it into a wicking bed today but it may not…

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Added by Susan on May 2, 2016 at 19:30 — 23 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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