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Calendula – make a date

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Monday, August 11th, 2014
Author:
Greenspoon

You might find the name of this flower a bit confusing as it is also called Pot Marigold or English Marigold, without actually being a marigold at all. I like to grow calendula in my vegetable garden; it adds a nice splash of colour and seems to readily self-sow. Calendula petals make a great addition […]

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Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb!

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Monday, July 16th, 2012
Author:
Lazy Gardener

Until recently I thought all rhubarb was crimson red. I once grew some rhubarb with green stems but I was too nervous to eat it. I thought it was unripe and maybe even toxic, so I bought some from the shop instead. I know better now. It turns out rhubarb can grow crimson red, or […]

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Organic seed – why bother?

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Author:
Lazy Gardener

Did you know that seed retailed in Australia can be chemically coated with at least six different chemical products including insecticides, fungicides and specialised polymer coatings? Treated seed in Australia comes with warnings on all treated seed in small home garden size packs: ‘Caution: treated with (common or brand name of a fungicidal / insecticidal […]

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Granddad’s lemon barley water

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Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Author:
Lazy Gardener

Lovely lemons I love the flavour of lemons – lemon tart, lemon butter, gin and tonic with a twist of lemon… The humble lemon is also heralded as a cure of many maladies, from coughs and colds to halitosis and rheumatism. My fondness for the not-so-humble lemon probably comes from happy memories of being in […]

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