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Lissa's Blog – December 2011 Archive (3)

NATIVE BEES - hive is dead, long live the new hive!

Above 18/07/11 - winter.

Recently bought my first native bee hive from Ingrid at City Chicks (ex Nambour Show) and am very excited to have them in the garden at last, as it's long been on my wish list.…


Added by Lissa on December 27, 2011 at 17:00 — 11 Comments



I have a heap of seedlings needing to be planted (thanks to Addy for supplying the seed some time ago).

I'll have to have a look into this plant again as I'm really not sure where to plant them. How big does the plant grow? Is it heavy? Is it annual or perennial?…


Added by Lissa on December 2, 2011 at 8:30 — 5 Comments

2011/2012 SUMMER December to February

Second day of summer and what a glorious morning! Rain at last and the temperature has dropped. Last night was heaven and without the aircon.

Tackled Bed 2 yesterday very early before the heat got too bad - pulled out the remaining carrots (all very long and thin, slightly chewed at the top - snail?rat? but usable), and used the celery as green matter (never did grow…


Added by Lissa on December 2, 2011 at 7:30 — 8 Comments

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