Monthly Archives: March 2011

Plants grown from heel cuttings

The other week some Southernwood (Artemisia abrogatum) cuttings were put into a little pot. By yesterday they had successfully struck roots and were ready to go in the ground. Many of the woody herbs will strike quite well like this. … Continue reading

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Native Australian windmill grass

The other day after having a bit of a rant about creeping grasses in the lawn, I got online and did a bit of reading about native Australian grasses. Because of drought and salinity there’s been a bit of a … Continue reading

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Gratuitous kitten photo

Batfink, my gorgeous skinny black tomcat, looking out on the front yard. Possibly wondering when I’m going to dig those ponds I’m always on about.

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Youth homelessness day April 5th

April 5th has been selected as a day to raise awareness of youth homelessness. YFoundations youth homelessness matters day launch. More than 100,000 people sleep rough in Australia every night. Millions more are in situations of stress and uncertainty with … Continue reading

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Gratuitous puppy pic

My beautiful beagle bitch, Charlie.

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New garden beds

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been (slowly) trying to expand the veggie growing space in the yard. There’s a spot down the West side of the house that gets plenty of sun and has an old garden bed … Continue reading

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Autumn weeds and grass in a large yard.

Out here in rural Victoria we only have ADSL access, which at times runs very, very slowly. It would be great to be able to do more videos of the gardening, however, six minutes of footage can take five hours … Continue reading

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Visit to Girgarre farmers’ market

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I hate creeping lawn grasses

Looks nice and green, doesn’t it? Considering dogs and kids and everyone/thing runs around on it… Have a closer look at that garden edging. All that grass spreading into the garden where strawberries should be. That was weeded to perfection … Continue reading

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Propagating plants from root cuttings and division

While nothing beats growing from seed for both selective breeding and preserving genetic diversity, when you don’t have any seeds to hand cuttings and root cuttings can be a great way to enlarge your garden for free. The comfrey out … Continue reading

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