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Curry Leaf Trees

Started Apr 15, 2017 0 Replies

My garden has produced several Curry Leaf seedlings beneath the parent trees, so if anybody wants one, come on over and dig it up and it's yours. They sell for around $20 each in Bunnings!!Continue

Tags: Trees, Leaf, Curry

Jakfruit

Started Apr 15, 2017 0 Replies

Any of you who have room in their garden absolutely must have at one of these trees planted. Dr Mercola explains why in graphic detail.…Continue

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Native Stingless Bees with OATH hive with Honey Super.

Started Nov 17, 2015 0 Replies

I currently have available, a strong, well established OATH (Original Australian Trigona Hive) of native bees that comes with a honey super for easy honey extraction. $350. cash will secure you this…Continue

Tags: hive, Honey, Super., OATH, with

Herbicides

Started this discussion. Last reply by warren goodlet Nov 15, 2013. 1 Reply

I know that some of you love your herbicides and believe them to be safe.Please take a look at this link if this is you, as many new studies are revealing some rather disturbing facts.…Continue

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Lyn Buffett commented on Colin Westwood's blog post Good News
"Hey Colin,  have you rgot any spare Jak fruit to trade.  I have a mountain of produce for you."
Jun 1
Colin Westwood posted a blog post

Good News

Is that this pandemic has given us a bit more time before a Climate Catastrophe takes a firm grip.https://www.echo.net.au/2020/05/planet-watch-the-great-global-experiment/Also it's great for my tropicals here in Logan with my coconut palms putting out new growth this late in the season.A huge new bunch of bananas opening up also and a huge Jakfruit crop is setting nicely.Discovered a new gadget at Dayleys…See More
May 19
Colin Westwood liked Dalo's blog post Plant up now - put in a new lot of seeds every two weeks or so
Apr 26
Colin Westwood posted a blog post

Home alone.

https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/04/23/overpopulation-natures-revenge-pandemic/Good advice to be found in this permaculture rave.Been home alone now since mid March and unlike many, really loving it! With no distractions, or the annoying little bad habits of a partner/housemate/relative to endure, it's been down to business here.Have built 10 new stingless OATH bee hives and cloned 2 hives,…See More
Apr 26
Colin Westwood commented on Colin Westwood's blog post Garden suggestions
"I have dwarf Ducas, but won't recommend most people attempt to grow bananas due to their high water and nutrient requirements. Same here though, my freezer gets filled with sliced bananas when a new bunch delivers up to  120 bananas!!"
Apr 13
Dalo commented on Colin Westwood's blog post Garden suggestions
"Bananas -I have a mini cav I have been growing for years that gives so much fruit for its small size. grows to 7 feet. 2 metres max. Peel em and freeze em so you can one banana a day in your smoothy. Never buy bananas again. they look great outside…"
Apr 13
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Apr 5
Colin Westwood posted a blog post

A word of warning.

Please be aware of the possible consequences of going overboard with this concept. Read carefully if you are into this technique.https://www.permaculturenews.org/2015/11/06/dont-try-building-hugel-swales-this-is-a-very-and-i-mean-very-bad-idea/See More
Mar 22
Colin Westwood posted a blog post

COVID-19 Strategies.

Sorry for the last minute cancellation of my event, but I must take extra precautions. Some of you may be aware of the fact that a recent medical check, although revealing that I am in excellent health, identified an immune system deficiency that calls for further pathology tests and analysis. Under the current situation, it would be unwise for me to present myself at a clinic or pathology lab, for obvious reasons.I have therefore decided to lock-the-gate, quite literally, until such time as…See More
Mar 20
Colin Westwood commented on Colin Westwood's event 'Stingless Hive split, Climate action discussion.'
"Please accept my most profound apology, but I have decided to cancel this event, scheduled for this Saturday. Due to the rapidly evolving pandemic situation, I believe that it would be highly irresponsible of me to allow this gathering to go…"
Mar 17
Raymond Hughes is attending Colin Westwood's event

Stingless Hive split, Climate action discussion. at Woodridge

March 21, 2020 from 9:30am to 11:30am
My Dog barking problem appears to be solved, and it should be cool enough to do a hive split and by then. You should also be ready to discuss what we can do to protect ourselves in the now  rapidly changing climate. Also on display will be the small fresh water crayfish pond (yabbies) and, if fire restrictions permit, a bio-char burn.See More
Mar 7
Colin Westwood left a comment for Anne-Maree
"I believe that the plant you thought may be pigeon pea, is in fact Coffee Senna Senna occidentalis Coffee Senna S Seeds/pods poisonous So probably not a good idea to eat any of this plant. Cheers, Colin"
Mar 1
Joy Prins is attending Colin Westwood's event

Stingless Hive split, Climate action discussion. at Woodridge

March 21, 2020 from 9:30am to 11:30am
My Dog barking problem appears to be solved, and it should be cool enough to do a hive split and by then. You should also be ready to discuss what we can do to protect ourselves in the now  rapidly changing climate. Also on display will be the small fresh water crayfish pond (yabbies) and, if fire restrictions permit, a bio-char burn.See More
Feb 27
Lyn Buffett is attending Colin Westwood's event

Stingless Hive split, Climate action discussion. at Woodridge

March 21, 2020 from 9:30am to 11:30am
My Dog barking problem appears to be solved, and it should be cool enough to do a hive split and by then. You should also be ready to discuss what we can do to protect ourselves in the now  rapidly changing climate. Also on display will be the small fresh water crayfish pond (yabbies) and, if fire restrictions permit, a bio-char burn.See More
Jan 31
Colin Westwood might attend Chelsi's event
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Peachey Community Garden at Ormeau

February 16, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Peachey Community Garden was started in August 2008 as a “plotted community garden”, which meant that individuals were given their own small plot to grow what they wished, as they wished.The objective of the garden has since evolved and it is now a Communal Garden - the work of cultivating, planting, watering, fertilising and harvesting is communal and the harvest is collective, shared equally amongst fellow gardeners.Peachey Community Garden is a wonderful Community initiative and a great way…See More
Jan 16
Lyn Buffett commented on Colin Westwood's blog post Grow your own coconut from a store purchased de-husked one.
"Have you seen coconuts fruiting in Logan or nearby?"
Jan 13

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Good News

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 14:55 1 Comment

Is that this pandemic has given us a bit more time before a Climate Catastrophe takes a firm grip.

https://www.echo.net.au/2020/05/planet-watch-the-great-global-experiment/

Also it's great for my tropicals here in Logan with my coconut palms putting out new growth this late in the season.

A huge new bunch of bananas opening up also and a huge Jakfruit crop is setting…

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Home alone.

Posted on April 26, 2020 at 15:34 0 Comments

https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/04/23/overpopulation-natures-revenge-pandemic/

Good advice to be found in this permaculture rave.

Been home alone now since mid March and unlike many, really loving it! With no distractions, or the annoying little bad habits of a partner/housemate/relative to endure, it's been down to business here.

Have built 10 new stingless OATH bee…

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Garden suggestions

Posted on April 5, 2020 at 13:08 2 Comments

Gardening Ideas

Now that we're all well and truly grounded, the lack of jet aircraft in the sky's above have had an immediate effect. Notice how crystal clear the sky has become? Nice and quiet too! Not having that layer of…

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At 16:49 on January 6, 2020, Shanti Sharma said…
Hi Colin
We read your Nov 2019 article. Thank you for enlightening us on where rate payers money goes...esp on something like EatsnBeats and the Logan magazine. Wish you and others all the best for the upcoming meetings with LCC.
At 20:01 on December 13, 2017, Shayne Meibusch said…

Hi Colin , We  met at Barb’s open garden, I would like to buy a native bee hive off you if you have one available. Before Christmas would be great. You can contact me at LFG website or call or text me to arrange a time to come over to pick up.  Shayne.  #0447 390 462 

At 17:14 on January 27, 2017, Catherine Allinson said…
Hello Colin

Lyn Buffet suggested I contact you about Grumichama.......Lyn thinks you have a bush that might be fruiting at the moment.

I am after some seeds if possible to create a hedge at the front of my place. I am not worried about the fruit.....the seeds are all I need!! I was just wondering whether you have any seeds to spare at all please?

Warm regards

Catherine
At 21:10 on May 28, 2014, Louise Staunton said…

solar powered freezer project sounds cool... pardon the pun

At 19:44 on December 21, 2013, Jana & Roman Spur said…

Hi Colin,

Many thanks for info about the caravan. will check it out.

Did you read  SundayMail article - seeds of love which featured our story there?

Regards

Roman

At 17:43 on November 8, 2013, warren goodlet said…

G'day Colin, I have decided to attract native bees to some logs I got & I need your wisdom on how to attract them to nest in the logs

At 11:25 on November 3, 2013, Norma said…

Hi Colin, Have you got much experience with transferring native bees hives from logs into boxes?

Cheers, Norma

At 20:23 on November 1, 2013, warren goodlet said…

G'day Colin, mate do you have any native bee-hive logs available? I would like to buy one from somewhere.....even info on how to attract a nest would be good.

At 17:21 on August 25, 2013, Toni Stowers said…

Welcome Home Colin. How is your garden & your feathered girl.

At 20:32 on August 21, 2013, Jessie said…

Thank you Colin. Can you put it on the site as have been asking people? How did things go overseas?

 
 
 

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