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Andrew Cumberland commented on Dianne Caswell's event GARDEN VISIT - 5th Dec - Andy's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY
"Some advice for Sunday's visit.  
If you are worried about rain, don't be.  I have plenty of room…"
8 hours ago
Andrew Cumberland replied to Dave Riley's discussion What to plant now: December
"Even my cherry toms are splitting.  I think I've lost one tromboncino and pumpkin (wrong time for…"
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Vivienne Hallman posted a discussion
I have lots of galangal (rhizomes and attached leaves) if anyone would like some, please let me…
11 hours ago
Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion What to plant now: December
"MY whole veg patch has gone absolutely bananas with the rain. As yet no fungal mould on anything.…"
20 hours ago
Dave Riley replied to Dave Riley's discussion A message about chokos
"Indeed. I am drowning in chokoes. As a supply they are generous through most of the year. I did a…"
21 hours ago
Joanna replied to Dave Riley's discussion What to plant now: December
"My snake bean eadlings went in October. Now I am harvesting beans everyday since last week.The rain…"
Joanna replied to Dave Riley's discussion A message about chokos
"Hi David,
Are you harvest ckokos now? I thought we can only get chokos in Autum. "
Andrew Cumberland posted a photo
Getting a tad damp out there. 
  • Andrew Cumberland Out the back Vivienne.  We have a few water dragons that live here.  They like to sunbathe on top…
  • Joanna I have puddles in my yard too.
  • Vivienne Hallman Is this in your yard Andy? Is it a water dragon?
Andrew Cumberland replied to Dave Riley's discussion A message about chokos
"I shared the recipe page link on the BLF facebook page as well.  Holy cow there's so many recipes!"
Barbara Tealby replied to Barbara Tealby's discussion Getting my quails to lay
"It does get a bit dark during the day sometimes.. I'm really keen to get started with the whole…"
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Using Vetiver in the Kitchen Garden

Here's a look-see of how my renovated kitchen garden has come together. The core layout plan rests on planted Vetiver clumps rather than hedges, with all vegetable plantings within a 1.5 metre zone around each clump. No beds. No paths. Just…

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I have been wanting to keep a few chickens in the garden, the boss won't agree so I went out a bought a couple anyway, they have settled in really well , pic attached


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Coriander conundrum

This year, I had a REALLY good crop of Coriander. Planted in the shade of a pawpaw tree in early April, it grew and thrived for months giving us lots of luscious leaves, and then as the weather heated up and the pawpaw tree got removed, it went…

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