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December 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Vegetative processes outside of my control

I think my patch of vegetative nutrition has turned the corner and any reason I may have had for a Xmas suicide has passed.
I've got my garden…

Added by Dave Riley on December 25, 2014 at 1:30 — 3 Comments

Garden update: Stardate 19122014

We have now hit summer, well and truly.  It’s hot and there is a real need to watch the vege carefully so as to water those that are wilting.  The vertical gardens are especially susceptible.

Greens:  The need for care is particularly true of lettuce, which have the added disadvantage of tending to bolt.  I’m moving from Cos to Mignonette because they seem to survive the heat better.  The sweet leaf has come back nicely now (note to self: prune it in in winter next year).…


Added by Andrew Cumberland on December 20, 2014 at 0:15 — 6 Comments

My new whitegoods don't nag

Must be the time of year (Christmas).

The other night I put dinner in the oven, went to check on it three quarters of an hour later to find that it was still sitting there but with lots of cold air blowing over it. The oven had died :(

Never mind, says I, I have I a microwave and a new cook top.

The next morning I go to melt my cheese on bread for breakfast to find the microwave had died as well. I know from  clients experiences that this happens during periods of…


Added by Lissa on December 19, 2014 at 17:35 — 11 Comments


Finally we are getting decent rain....albeit with a price tag.
My garden was devastated by the October/November heat  and lack of moisture and…

Added by Dave Riley on December 12, 2014 at 14:00 — 3 Comments

Oh the glorious rain

Well folks, when I left you last, the tank was dry, I was reduced to watering fruit trees with rinsing washing water and my grass was just about dead (in fact, one more week and it may have given its last gasp).  Since then, while the heat and humidity have been unbearable, the storms have been a welcome relief in the afternoon.  We are also very fortunate out my way as we have managed to avoid the hail and strong winds but caught all the glorious rain.

Not much is happening…


Added by Susan on December 11, 2014 at 19:30 — 4 Comments

My gardening year in review: the first annual PolyVegg Garden Awards

Carpobrotus glaucescens (Eastern…

Added by Dave Riley on December 3, 2014 at 14:00 — 7 Comments

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