Tims Articles


  • The Best Soap Ever? - Aug 28, 2009

    Dear Gardening FriendsWhile holidaying in Merimbula last February we went to the famous Candelo markets. This market is held once a month in a sleepy little town called Candelo. One of my friends moved to Candelo about 5 years ago and he loves it. If you ever go there I highly recommend the French toast with ricotta and fresh blueberrie...

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  • Great legs after 10am - Aug 20, 2009

    This time last year I made the outrageous claim that spring had started because I was wearing shorts. Temperatures plummeted in the following weeks and my skinny white legs went into hypothermia. This year I am being more careful in declaring that spring is starting but you may need to wear your “tracky daks” until at least 10am. On t...

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  • These nuts can be squeezed - Aug 12, 2009

    When I was a kid we used to go to Junee at Easter time to visit my Nanna. She lived in an old house that was so dark inside, even during the day it terrified me. My brothers and I would borrow push bikes from my cousins and ride out of Junee towards Wagga Wagga following the railway line. At least 20 Almond trees grew wild beside the ...

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  • Doom not Bloom - May 29, 2009

    In March I was doing a potting mix trial on the potting mixes we stock at the nursery. I also bought a bag of Bloom Potting Mix from Woolworths to see how their brand would perform.To test the potting mixes we plant pansy seedlings directly into the bag. We poke drainage holes into the plastic so the water drains. We use the same variet...

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  • Grow your own hot chips? - May 21, 2009

    I went to the cricket in January and got stuck behind a huge guy wearing a Mexican hat. It was so hot I began hallucinating about hiring a seagull suit and running onto the pitch with a huge chip under my wing. If security chased me it would look like they were after my chip. I love chips and they taste even better if they are made fr...

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