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Lissa's Blog – December 2012 Archive (3)

Mowing and snipping - all the stuff the dude in the shop you bought your equipment from, didn't tell you

I realise I don't actually hate mowing and whippersnipping. I love admiring the finished job - great pity it only lasts such a short time, but the grass is great for the compost pile so there's plenty of pluses.

I just hate the equipment.

It's heavy (whippersnipper and humungous long cord), awkward to hold and hurts my hands (whippersnipper), doesn't start when it's supposed to (mower) and seems designed to drive people crazy instead of being reliable trusted gardening…

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Added by Lissa on December 30, 2012 at 10:30 — 18 Comments

BETEL LEAF Piper sarmentosum

Also known as wild pepper, la lot, chaplu; In Cantonese: 'Ka Lao' ; In Malay:  Kadok ; In Thai : Cha Plu ; In Lao : phak i leut or pak eelerd ; In Vietnam : Piper lolot – lá l; Sirih Dudu, Karuk, Karok, Daun Kaduk, Vegetable Pepper, Betel Pepper

This plant is often mistaken for its cousin Piper betel leaf…
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Added by Lissa on December 20, 2012 at 5:30 — 10 Comments

2012/2013 SUMMER December

Time to start a new diary for the hot months. Really must read back through last summers blog - which is the whole point of having the diary!

Should have taken this pic just a moment before as now the sun is up and shining in the lense. Never mind - it's just to give an impression of what is happening with the garden at the beginning of the new…

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Added by Lissa on December 2, 2012 at 6:30 — 10 Comments

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GrowVetiver

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.


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