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Allotment Gardening

Attached are some pages from an old gardening book Tash found for me.

I'll add the printed date tomorrow, if you'd like to, click on each picture and have a read (especially about bacteria in soil and nitrogen cycle, starts on page 29) and take a guess when it was written.…


Added by Rob Collings on March 4, 2017 at 17:30 — 11 Comments

First Garden Blog

Here is a PDF of my first garden blog. I will go straight to the web blog for updates next time... whenever that is :)

First Garden…


Added by Rob Collings on August 19, 2016 at 17:12 — 16 Comments

Running on empty

I have found water supply to be an issue this year. It's the first summer in over 10 that I have seen the dam empty. In the past, it's been full/overflow-running by December at the latest.

The banana trees below sit at the base of the small dam (dam out of picture and to the right).…


Added by Rob Collings on March 8, 2016 at 22:30 — 13 Comments

Wicking Reservoir-Pipe Experiment

I'm expanding my front veggie garden at the moment, and decided to add some form of water savings to a section of the expansion in case I have another dry spring and summer like last year.

This is based on (and is) an open wicking bed (within the area of the garden around where its being laid).…


Added by Rob Collings on June 7, 2015 at 21:00 — 3 Comments

Davidson's Plum

Of all the Australian native fruiting trees, I must declare a bias in favour to the Davidson's Plum.

I was captivated the day I…


Added by Rob Collings on May 31, 2015 at 23:00 — 8 Comments

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This site was created by Scarlett Patrick, to build capacity in the Brisbane  community for growing, buying, and living sustainably. Six years on, BLF is an important hub to promote, discuss, share and learn about local food growing, production, gardens, services and activities happening in our part of the world.

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Brisbane is a sub-tropical city in Queensland, Australia.

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