All posts by V B

The Anti Plastic Revolution!

It’s so exiting that people are finally realising how much damage we have done with single use plastics and how much of the stuff is currently in the world’s oceans, damaging

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Dwarf Lima Beans

Sometimes I find a species I haven’t grown before. These beans have been a long time coming, but I’m still not sure when to harvest them. The pods have finished

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Not culturing my horticulturist much lately.

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Ahh, the inspiration that was supposed to come with a new page …   didn’t.. I spend less time in the garden lately and more time doing colourful paintings. I’m enjoying

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Good Bug posters/info sheets

One of my favourite subjects to talk about is beneficial insects. These are sometimes loosely called good bugs, even though they’re not all bugs. Bugs suck, so that often means

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Reduce your Kitchen’s Impact by changing what you eat

https://theconversation.com/how-to-reduce-your-kitchens-impact-on-global-warming-68484 There are many ways to reduce our impact. The kitchen is a great place to start. We can change what we eat, reducing meat consumption being the largest reduction

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Nightmare trees – right tree, wrong place.

We wanted some shade and some biomass. We’d both done a PDC and thought a powton would be good, we could easily chop it back to ground level each year,

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Perth plants like some shade in summer.

After removing some large trees because they were too shady, we’re having to make shade in other ways, ironically. The aquaponics is now covered and the north side of the

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Five main types of pest ants in the Perth area.

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There are five main types of invasive ants in the Perth metro area. Pheidole megacephala Coastal brown/big headed ants Technomyrmex White footed ants Linepethina species Argentine ants Iridomyrmex spp (various)

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Small scale compost systems

Small scale compost systems – bin style, slow composting. The process of turning organic matter into compost can seem like magic, though it’s really quite simple with a few pointers

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Slug hunting season

Slug hunting season again, it isn’t too cold to go out with a head torch at night and drown the little slimy suckers in some soapy water. I have read

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