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I follow a blog called HIGH WATER of a young gardener, Rod, who owns a property on Lamb Island. Rod re-posted this on his site - I found th…

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Daley's Nursery outing

Hi Folks, well today, a couple of us BLF's went for a drive to Kyogle to visit the Daley's nursery that we all know and love.. and if you d…

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To all those Mums on the site, we wish you all a very happy and love filled Mothers Day.

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5 Seasons Calendar: adding ‘sprinter’ and ‘sprummer’

Ticks my boxes. Seems a very useful way to get your head around the actual botanical events in the garden. You drop 'Spring' and shift the…

Started by Dave Riley

23 Jul 20
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Just purchased a Syzygium aqueum

One off my bucket list, we visited the Narangba Nursery which is run by a young couple and they are doing a good job.  They have their own…

Started by Christa

3 Jun 27
Reply by Christa

Storing & Sorting Seeds

After years of trying many different seed storing approaches, I think I have the bare bones of a setup that suits me. You know how the seed…

Started by Dave Riley

1 Jun 23
Reply by Travis

Dwaft Nectrine Looking sick

Hi all, My dwaft nectarine tree is looking a bit sick, just wondering if it goes like this during winter or if it has something wrong with…

Started by Ross Carter

2 Jun 21
Reply by Ross Carter

'Tatume' or 'Calabacita' Squash

I'm  a person who braises and stews  (food that is). By habit, I've gravitated to an interest in squashes. Not one to tolerate the angst of…

Started by Dave Riley

17 Jun 5
Reply by Dave Riley

Video of The Lost Garden of Heligan

This is about a video that I found quite intriguing. It is about a lost garden, which was run down since the 2nd World War. It was once one…

Started by Christa

0 May 21

Pruning Advice

Hi Everyone First time poster here. Just wondering about when we should be pruning our fruit trees and how much should we be taking off the…

Started by Stuart and Abby Harvey

3 May 4
Reply by Susan

Have you planted your garlic yet?

Started by Roger Clark

7 Apr 11
Reply by Mary-Ann Baker


I have some field corn coming on -- various types -- for later grindings as I had trouble getting polenta. And I love polenta. The world of…

Started by Dave Riley

13 Mar 26
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Durian ice cream anybody?

So, I had durian ice cream yesterday. That's right durian. Made into ice cream. No words. There are just no words for this. Oh yes. Brutal.

Started by Valerie

6 Mar 9
Reply by Dianne Caswell


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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.

Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

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