Tag Archives: garden

Autumn

We’ve been having some absolutely gorgeous days recently. Cool evenings and lovely warm sunny days. After a couple of years of building up the little veggie patch, it’s finally getting somewhere. And I’m getting to know the soil and the … 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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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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Treating garden pests: aphids

After the cucumber vines were treated for mildew, they greened up a little but didn’t really bounce back. Today the culprit was discovered… Black aphids all over the undersides of the leaves and in the flower buds. There’s too many … Continue reading

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Treating garden pests: Cabbage white butterfly

This little sucker is probably one of the most hated pests in all of gardenhood. The cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. It was introduced to Australia accidentally and rapidly became a notorious pest. Every Summer they come in waves, laying … Continue reading

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Anti-garden legislation proposed in Australia

Someone has apparently advised the Federal Attorney General that there are a whole bunch of plants, including many native species, that contain trace amounts of a compound called DMT dimethyltriptamine. If a person had a sufficiently huge amount of these … Continue reading

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After the rain

South Eastern Victoria has had about a Summer’s worth of rain in the past week, according to weather services. It’s great to have an end to the drought at last. Perhaps we didn’t need such an emphatic end in Qld … Continue reading

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