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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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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


Yes the Fruition fruit fly kits are now available. I bought some today at  Beenleigh Farm Craft Pty Ltd. Two kits cost me $41. Not cheap! T…

Started by Roger Clark

4 Mar 3
Reply by Susan

It's GARLIC time! Soon.

Time to plant. Tell us how, what and why. A past discussions warrant revisiting. How to Grow Garlic-The Complete Guide to Garlic Ron Hyde…

Started by Dave Riley

0 Feb 26

'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

14 Jan 19
Reply by Barbara Tealby


I have been a bit off with a gummy hip and between spending time walking through the garden, I have also been youtubing, if there is such a…

Started by Christa

2 Jan 4
Reply by Dianne Caswell

What can't we grow in Summer here in South East Queensland? What 'could' we grow if we tried?

The thing about 'Spring' when it doth sprung is that it soon enough gets hotter and hotter so the vegey garden suffers. Some plants won't g…

Started by Dave Riley

4 Dec 25, 2020
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Noosa council bans new beehives in suburbia regardless of whether they're native stingless bees

LINK to article. Key points: The New Noosa Plan permits a maximum of three hives for existing suburban beekeepers Beekeepers want the new…

Started by Dave Riley

3 Dec 12, 2020
Reply by Andrew Cumberland

Storm Yesterday

Did everyone on the forum come through unscathed yesterday, we got 13mm rain and a good light show.

Started by Ron Hyde

6 Dec 9, 2020
Reply by Ron Hyde


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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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