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Fruit Trees

New Stock in my home nursery,

Pecan (several var) Feijoas, Dwarf mangos, dwarf avo's, R2E2 mangos, Lychee Persmmons ETC.

cheers B

Added by Bob McGuffin on January 16, 2015 at 1:16 — 1 Comment

Water Hyacinth

Does anyone know where I can get some Water Hyacinth. We are converting our pool to a fish pond. Got green pea soup in it right now. I did some research into airlift pumps and water plants etc. Water Hyacinth came up as a very good water cleaner as all the algae collects around the floating roots. As the plants grow - just pull a few out and compost for the vegie garden !!!. Can anyone advise me - really really appreciate any help I can get.

Added by Steve Gayner on January 14, 2015 at 15:12 — 3 Comments

For Sale decorative timber

Have two pieces of decorative tree edge with bark showing
For sale $5 each for Pick up
They are not treated.

Added by Toni Stowers on January 8, 2015 at 14:20 — 1 Comment

My 1st native bee hive split (incl pics)

Today I split my first native bee hive (Tetragonula carbonaria).  I had read the books and watched the videos but I was still feeling unsure.....fearful that I might destroy my hive.....but I seem to have pulled it off. 

I smeared resin around the entry of the new box and the bees spent a good 2 hours cleaning that off and taking it inside their new home.  As per the booklet instructions, once both hives were in place and re-taped, I put the old…


Added by Kylie P on January 5, 2015 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday to my garden.

On this day 1 year ago I decided to start gardening more in 2014. So my partner and I set off to find the things we would need to make a food garden.

With alot of hard work we turned out tiny yard into a beautiful garden.

In my first year as a gardener I have learnt many lessons thanks to trials and quite a few errors and from the advice of my LFG friends.

Sadly my job in the last 6 months has ment that I had very little time in Logan to spend tending to my… Continue

Added by Emma-shae Dawson on January 1, 2015 at 18:38 — 3 Comments

Dinner tonight

Made a yummy poached chicken dish tonight,  It was chicken breast cut into big chunks poached in water and white wine.  I also had in the sauce sliced white choko, with kafir lime leaves, spring onions, parsley and salt and pepper.  I thickened the sauce with cornflower and water.  DELISH!

Sorry vegetarians :(

Added by Lyn Buffett on October 28, 2014 at 20:11 — 1 Comment


Here's another nice one for all you fans of 'roundup' out there.

Added by Colin Westwood on October 22, 2014 at 14:44 — 2 Comments

Video on soil health

Available to view for free until 10 October…


Added by Gabriele Duffy on October 4, 2014 at 18:35 — No Comments

Free documentary till 10/10/14


Added by Colin Westwood on October 4, 2014 at 14:31 — No Comments

Clean up before commercial xmas time

Big clean up and move around going on here.  Because we have chookies we can't have sty foam boxes out the back so most of my wicking pots are 20 ltr pails.  I have found a 14 litre plant pot that fits right in the top just nicely.   This gives me about 6 ltr of wicking water in the bottom.

Some fruit fly around so am trialing some new home made baits + commercial ones.

 Having some cortizone in my right elbow tomorrow (fri).  I can't lift anything, darned annoying, ahh the joys of…


Added by Pete Vicars on October 2, 2014 at 19:02 — 4 Comments

Blog elsewhere

Just to let members know, Dennis and I have a blog at  Do other members have 'outside' blogs?  Thanks, Margaret Arnold.

Added by Margaret Arnold on September 25, 2014 at 11:48 — 2 Comments

Humic Acid

I am so excited. Yesterday I applied humic acid to my vegetable garden and lawns. You should see the lawn today, it's that green, it's off the chart. I am totally impressed about this supplement. Thanks Chris, for recommending it. I have purchased a large bag of the stuff, and I thought I could probably share this. So if anyone is interested to try this on their garden, I have filled 1kg bags which I am happy to on-sell. Please message me if you would like some and I will bring some along to…


Added by Gabriele Duffy on September 23, 2014 at 18:23 — 15 Comments

Aquaponics - wicking beds/pots - bits and pieces

How did I start?  I delved into hydroponics some years ago.  Never really liked the idea of growing with chemicals so that didn't last long.  The original ideas came from the internet and me being a stickybeak and liking growing some food I suppose it was a natural for me to get interested.

 So I started with one 220ltr blue barrel I had found plans for on the net.   You will get the idea off this link …


Added by Pete Vicars on September 19, 2014 at 20:16 — 4 Comments

What would it take for me to produce most of my own food?

My garden is abundant and supplying me with many fruits and vegies.  Every meal contains food from the garden, but I feel a bit dissatisfied at the amount we still buy from the shops.  It seems to me there are 2 things I need to address to reduce our reliance on shop bought food and increase the food provided by the garden.  These are 1) Grow a greater quantity of the foods we eat and 2) modify our eating habits to incorporate more of what we are growing in our meals.

1) Grow a…


Added by Lyn Buffett on September 16, 2014 at 21:43 — 20 Comments

The Mysterious Fruit presented at garden visit at Lyns

All About Elephant Apple



Though “elephant apple” is often used interchangeably with “wood apple,” the two fruits differ in taste, appearance and its scientific categorization. The most obvious difference is that wood apples exude a…


Added by Shanti Sharma on September 5, 2014 at 9:45 — No Comments

Shepherds purse

Has anyone shepherds purse (botanical name Capsella bursapastoris )we are needing some for nose bleeds. Thanks Karen & Steve

Added by Karen Freeman on September 1, 2014 at 20:46 — 3 Comments

Health, trans fats, vege oils, home grown foods.

I have in the past been guilty of eating lots of supermarket and junk foods in spite of having a garden full of edible food. For this, I paid a heavy price in the form of some extremely serious health problems.

This article, clearly demonstrates the problems with our modern diet that the majority of us fail to understand fully. While most of us LFGers are good at growing food, it is clear that it is also crucial to also be aware of how best to prepare our produce in the most safe and…


Added by Colin Westwood on September 1, 2014 at 10:56 — No Comments

Global Warming prevention

Here's yet another inspired post from one of my great gurus, Dr Mercola, that is well worth reading.…


Added by Colin Westwood on August 24, 2014 at 7:08 — No Comments

Stinking Roger

Has anyone heard of the plant 'Stinking Roger'? Can anyone get a hold of some as i am trying to deter a hungry possum from getting into our community garden bed and i have heard this is a deterrent

Added by Deb Fazio on August 14, 2014 at 12:43 — 1 Comment

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