Added by Gabriele Duffy on February 25, 2015 at 13:55 — No Comments
Six weeks after splitting my first native bee hive, I am comfortable calling it a success. I was a bit worried that both hives were too quiet at first, so we stacked and swapped the hives every night for 6 weeks. They both seem strong enough now so I am slowly moving 1 hive away. Always good to have a 2nd hive as insurance in case you lose one (so I am told).…Continue
Added by Kylie P on February 23, 2015 at 10:59 — No Comments
I am looking to share my house with between one and three people.
You would need to be lean and green, and yes, that means NO herbicides or pesticides are to be used on the premises.
As I will be away traveling in SE Asia for around half of the time, I am looking to find someone who can look after the house and gardens and help me to pay my bills. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please let them know. I will be away this trip, from May 13th until September 5th.
Added by Jeni Lewington on February 16, 2015 at 15:07 — No Comments
This is a thought provoking read, particularly the comments below the article. Strange that they were able to inflict this toxic waste on Logan without so much as a murmer of dissent from the victims of this crime against humanity.
Added by Colin Westwood on February 7, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments
Organic Gardening Immersion Course starting Sun. 8 Feb @ Ecobotanica
More info on the Ecobotanica web page
Added by Linda Brennan on February 4, 2015 at 9:45 — No Comments
After a few teething problems we have finally heated our first jug of water for a celebratory cup of tea. Thanks Colin :)
There is excellent gas pressure and plenty of gas. It boiled the water in no time at all. All we need now is a shield around it to shelter it from the wind.…Continue
Added by Lyn Buffett on February 3, 2015 at 21:01 — No Comments
New Stock in my home nursery,
Pecan (several var) Feijoas, Dwarf mangos, dwarf avo's, R2E2 mangos, Lychee Persmmons ETC.
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.
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…
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 :(
Here's another nice one for all you fans of 'roundup' out there.
Added by Colin Westwood on October 10, 2014 at 19:14 — No Comments
Available to view for free until 10 October…Continue
Added by Gabriele Duffy on October 4, 2014 at 18:35 — No Comments
Added by Colin Westwood on October 4, 2014 at 14:31 — No Comments
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…
Just to let members know, Dennis and I have a blog at margdensplace.blogspot.com.au Do other members have 'outside' blogs? Thanks, Margaret Arnold.
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…Continue