Author Archives: Liz

What do you think about – Pyrethrum? (And a bit about black aphids)

I have an ongoing problem with black aphids in my garden.  They lay waste to my spring onions, garlic chives, normal chives, garlic (when I grow it) and pretty much anything else I plant in the allium family. Black aphids … Continue reading

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This year’s tomatoes

It feels like we are having a pretty mild summer this year, according to The Age newspaper the second coolest in the past decade, although still above the long term average.  What we have definitely been spared so far this … Continue reading

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Monday Harvest – January 19th 2015

We were away last week, playing in Phillip Island’s surf.  I love boogie boarding and spent an enjoyable week in the waves (mostly in a wet suit as it hasn’t been particular warm here for the past week or so).  … Continue reading

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Beans, Beans, Beans, Beans, everybody loves Beans

The Goodies were big in Australia, much bigger than they were in their native Britain (or so I am reliably (?) informed by my Pommie partner.  Of course the Goodies sang about string not beans but the sentiment is the same.  … Continue reading

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“Crowd-farming makes Master Chef look like a Bunnings BBQ”

“Crowd-farming makes Master Chef look like a Bunnings BBQ” says Grow it Local co-founder Jess Miller. Normally I ignore press releases but this one caught my attention and I thought Melbournian readers would be interested in this event. Grow it … Continue reading

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