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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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  • A Gum For Little Gardens - May 7, 2009

    I was heading down the coast on a fishing trip in march and we passed through a town called Mogo. As a kid I used to hate Mogo because my mother would always want to stop and look at the pottery studio. At the time we had more mugs and sugar bowls than anyone in Australia. Now Mogo is famous for it's zoo and the spectacular W.A red fl...

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  • New Wattle is a Winner - Apr 15, 2009

    Last year when I visited the ABC gardening show at homebush I noticed a display of a new release plant called “ Fettuccini “. It was a small shrub that had very unusual lime green foliage that looked like fettuccini. I am happy to announce that this fantastic native plant is now available at your local garden centre. Botanical...

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