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Dave Riley's Blog – February 2018 Archive (2)

Two Garden Tales

I'm in the process of renovating two gardens at present: my own and the school garden.

As I pointed out -- HERE-- my home patch is now an exercise in Vetiver design. I'm thinking of…

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Added by Dave Riley on February 19, 2018 at 22:16 — 2 Comments

Vetiver Ventures (Part 2)

Vetiver and I have finally decided to get engaged so that we are retrofitting our family home together. Over the past two years we have grown closer to one another so that a day seldom goes by when we aren't interacting with one another... in an horticultural sense of course.

I've come to know Vetiver's ways and have learnt to appreciate the plant even more. In that embrace I can imagine the grass' potential.

At present I have three projects in mind:

  • Redesigning my…
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Added by Dave Riley on February 4, 2018 at 0:30 — 31 Comments

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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.


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