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Dave Riley's Blog – July 2016 Archive (3)

Clay Pot Irrigation: no more flying saucer parking lot.

There I was commuting on the train heading south towards the CBD when I had one of those moments.

My 'thingness' came upon me and I had a flash of transcendence.

"What, if," thought I, "I used shade cloth instead of plates atop my irrigating clay pots?"

And voila...!

I got myself home. Cut me some circles of high level shade cloth and pegged the…

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Added by Dave Riley on July 31, 2016 at 21:30 — 5 Comments

School Garden Update

The Community School Garden at Beachmere State School was originally set up in partnership with Beachmere Area Network Group and 2016 is its second year of its operation as a shared project.

Over the past 18 months the program has consolidated as the garden has adopted an approach which is more engaging of the…

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Added by Dave Riley on July 17, 2016 at 23:06 — 11 Comments

Everything's Copacetic.

Well then.

You turn your back for five minutes and the greening business takes off.

It's scary. There's a thickening -- and, dare I say it, a quickening.. 

Outback, plants rule.

I don't think there is one seedling  -- and few seeds -- that haven't settled in situ and are now…

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Added by Dave Riley on July 10, 2016 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

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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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