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Dave Riley's Blog – July 2015 Archive (3)

GETTING DOWN AND GETTING DIRTY WITH MOUNDS

As escavations go, garden mounds are not the least bit photogenic. As soon as you say, 'show us your best side' -- the contour seems to flatten out or its bumpiness is drowned in greenery.

So these images are suggestive rather than scenery you could base a map on.

And they're messy. Higgledee piggledee. Poly plus mix of plants. Any old china plate on top.…

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Added by Dave Riley on July 22, 2015 at 12:00 — 5 Comments

The garden in July: insects, mounds and milk crates

The way it comes together!
There may not be the explosive growth of the warmer and wetter months but the plants that appreciate a…
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Added by Dave Riley on July 13, 2015 at 23:30 — 12 Comments

Two recent indulgences: sand mining and milk crate gardening

I've mentioned it before  but I get a lot of fertility value out of mining my chook pen. I only have 2 chooks but the pen is large --occupying a shady dead area of the outback. All the veg house scraps and garden cuttings and weeds go over the fence and the chickens gobble everything up. They also get grain but chooks are eating machines. Pigs with feathers.

If I'm building new beds or topping up old ones --such as …

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Added by Dave Riley on July 3, 2015 at 2:00 — 1 Comment

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