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  1. Wedgetail
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    Underground storage

    Hi Matthew good points. In relation to the concealment it has crossed my mind and would be something I would incorporate into the structure you just don't know what is around the corner also for...
    Hi Matthew good points. In relation to the concealment it has crossed my mind and would be something I would incorporate into the structure you just don't know what is around the corner also for emergency shelter in a cyclone, fire etc. Still reading through the link you put up its good...
    Hi Matthew good points. In relation to the concealment it has crossed my mind and would be something I would incorporate into the structure you just don't know what is around the corner also for emergency shelter in a cyclone, fire etc. Still...
    Hi Matthew good points. In relation to the concealment it has crossed my mind and would be something I would incorporate into the structure you just don't know what is around the corner also for...

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  2. DTK

    Joel Salatin "Folks, This Ain't Norma"

    Joel Salatin makes so many very good points in his video. And I agree - we need to grow and eat our own food wherever possible. This really makes me think about where we are going as a...
    Joel Salatin makes so many very good points in his video. And I agree - we need to grow and eat our own food wherever possible. This really makes me think about where we are going as a population! Patty
    Joel Salatin makes so many very good points in his video. And I agree - we need to grow and eat our own food wherever possible. This really makes me think about where we are going as a population! Patty
    Joel Salatin makes so many very good points in his video. And I agree - we need to grow and eat our own food wherever possible. This really makes me think about where we are going as a...
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  3. Mojtaba

    Insect or pest?who kill them

    I find this tath's by Mojtaba posted Oct 29, 2019 at 10:13 AM Finally that grow
    I find this tath's by Mojtaba posted Oct 29, 2019 at 10:13 AM Finally that grow
    I find this tath's by Mojtaba posted Oct 29, 2019 at 10:13 AM Finally that grow
    I find this tath's by Mojtaba posted Oct 29, 2019 at 10:13 AM Finally that grow
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  4. Bea

    About Begonias

    thank you. I have never planted in the ground and like putting all varieties in pots. they are located on the edges of a large covered deck. and receive either some southern or some western...
    thank you. I have never planted in the ground and like putting all varieties in pots. they are located on the edges of a large covered deck. and receive either some southern or some western sun. - there is a huge tree on the outside of the west wall which stops anything in its pathe from...
    thank you. I have never planted in the ground and like putting all varieties in pots. they are located on the edges of a large covered deck. and receive either some southern or some western sun. - there is a huge tree on the outside of the...
    thank you. I have never planted in the ground and like putting all varieties in pots. they are located on the edges of a large covered deck. and receive either some southern or some western...
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  5. Bea

    Amarylis and Other bulbs

    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a...
    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a fourth set of leaves. I am going to lift both the amaryllis(when the leaves die off) and the lily and...
    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a fourth set of leaves. I am going to lift both the...
    I dont know what happened to my reply. anyway, the bulb is in the ground. I posted the picture in the pot because I lost the picture of the bloom. blooms have died, stem has died, now have a...

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  6. Mataeka

    Question Fire prevention

    I'm at Federal which is a few k's north of Pomona on the old highway. I'm in a rain shadow under Black mountain so it's usually much drier here than in Pomona (or even the valley communities to my...
    I'm at Federal which is a few k's north of Pomona on the old highway. I'm in a rain shadow under Black mountain so it's usually much drier here than in Pomona (or even the valley communities to my west). But I'm at the northern end of the mountain range so the westerlies get around that top end...
    I'm at Federal which is a few k's north of Pomona on the old highway. I'm in a rain shadow under Black mountain so it's usually much drier here than in Pomona (or even the valley communities to my west). But I'm at the northern end of the...
    I'm at Federal which is a few k's north of Pomona on the old highway. I'm in a rain shadow under Black mountain so it's usually much drier here than in Pomona (or even the valley communities to my...
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  7. Common

    Growing Citronella as a Mosquito Repellent - which type?

    Thanks Raymondo - I've had three medium Pelargonium sized plants growing on our balcony since my original post and have found that the effect is negligible as you say. I imagine you'd need a great...
    Thanks Raymondo - I've had three medium Pelargonium sized plants growing on our balcony since my original post and have found that the effect is negligible as you say. I imagine you'd need a great deal or to crush the leaves to have a great effect. You're right though - the scent is very nice...
    Thanks Raymondo - I've had three medium Pelargonium sized plants growing on our balcony since my original post and have found that the effect is negligible as you say. I imagine you'd need a great deal or to crush the leaves to have a great...
    Thanks Raymondo - I've had three medium Pelargonium sized plants growing on our balcony since my original post and have found that the effect is negligible as you say. I imagine you'd need a great...
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  8. Starky

    Invading Gum Tree Roots

    Thanks for that input. I now have a good system of elevated beds that work well. But I want to look at the inground situation again. If I have to resign the small beds I have each season then that...
    Thanks for that input. I now have a good system of elevated beds that work well. But I want to look at the inground situation again. If I have to resign the small beds I have each season then that is what I will have to do However I think I will also extend my elevated beds as I have the room....
    Thanks for that input. I now have a good system of elevated beds that work well. But I want to look at the inground situation again. If I have to resign the small beds I have each season then that is what I will have to do However I think I...
    Thanks for that input. I now have a good system of elevated beds that work well. But I want to look at the inground situation again. If I have to resign the small beds I have each season then that...

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  9. OskarDoLittle

    Shallots, eschallots, scallions, spring onions?

    Raymondo thanks for the vote of confidence. :blush: It comes from school of life, a few courses and lots of books!.........and a bit of google thrown in for good measure!;)
    Raymondo thanks for the vote of confidence. :blush: It comes from school of life, a few courses and lots of books!.........and a bit of google thrown in for good measure!;)
    Raymondo thanks for the vote of confidence. :blush: It comes from school of life, a few courses and lots of books!.........and a bit of google thrown in for good measure!;)
    Raymondo thanks for the vote of confidence. :blush: It comes from school of life, a few courses and lots of books!.........and a bit of google thrown in for good measure!;)

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  10. ClissAT

    Weeds as Friends

    Hello again Clissat , thank you so much for that link with that fabulous book , I have also been on a similar track albeit looking at the connectivity of plants and human ailments and how they...
    Hello again Clissat , thank you so much for that link with that fabulous book , I have also been on a similar track albeit looking at the connectivity of plants and human ailments and how they have the ability to turn up in the right place at very opportune times ,much like stinging nettle and...
    Hello again Clissat , thank you so much for that link with that fabulous book , I have also been on a similar track albeit looking at the connectivity of plants and human ailments and how they have the ability to turn up in the right place at...
    Hello again Clissat , thank you so much for that link with that fabulous book , I have also been on a similar track albeit looking at the connectivity of plants and human ailments and how they...
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  11. Daniel.Mav

    Charles Dowding: No dig gardening

    Daniel, I'm glad you found the book helpful and good luck with your gardening projects going forward. Regards from Canada Bill
    Daniel, I'm glad you found the book helpful and good luck with your gardening projects going forward. Regards from Canada Bill
    Daniel, I'm glad you found the book helpful and good luck with your gardening projects going forward. Regards from Canada Bill
    Daniel, I'm glad you found the book helpful and good luck with your gardening projects going forward. Regards from Canada Bill
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  12. ClissAT

    Interesting Concept, Counting the Carbon in your Food

    This is a news item I read today so I don't know how long this link will remain viable for. We often count carbs. But what about counting the carbon in your food. Those of us here who read and...
    This is a news item I read today so I don't know how long this link will remain viable for. We often count carbs. But what about counting the carbon in your food. Those of us here who read and contribute to this forum and Mark's website should have a smaller carbon footprint than the average...
    This is a news item I read today so I don't know how long this link will remain viable for. We often count carbs. But what about counting the carbon in your food. Those of us here who read and contribute to this forum and Mark's website should...
    This is a news item I read today so I don't know how long this link will remain viable for. We often count carbs. But what about counting the carbon in your food. Those of us here who read and...
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  13. Raymondo

    Tip Wwoofers to help .

    Way to go it sounds like you have got it all going on there , you don't have to cook for them if you find it hard we often leave food for them and let them go for it and if you get a good sort...
    Way to go it sounds like you have got it all going on there , you don't have to cook for them if you find it hard we often leave food for them and let them go for it and if you get a good sort they might also cook for you seems like we make the rules! We had our first wwoofers back in the early...
    Way to go it sounds like you have got it all going on there , you don't have to cook for them if you find it hard we often leave food for them and let them go for it and if you get a good sort they might also cook for you seems like we make the...
    Way to go it sounds like you have got it all going on there , you don't have to cook for them if you find it hard we often leave food for them and let them go for it and if you get a good sort...
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  14. ClissAT

    Say What!?

    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?
    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?
    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?
    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?

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  15. Perry

    Desert Rose Potting Mix

    G'day ClissaAT, Thank you you have helped me again. I will make up the Potting Mix and test the pH and adjust it accordingly. Cheers Perry
    G'day ClissaAT, Thank you you have helped me again. I will make up the Potting Mix and test the pH and adjust it accordingly. Cheers Perry
    G'day ClissaAT, Thank you you have helped me again. I will make up the Potting Mix and test the pH and adjust it accordingly. Cheers Perry
    G'day ClissaAT, Thank you you have helped me again. I will make up the Potting Mix and test the pH and adjust it accordingly. Cheers Perry
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  16. AndrewB

    At a crossroads

    If you live in the property, legally making it your "principal place of residence" (PPOR) then you shouldn't pay any capital gains tax when you sell, as your own home is exempt. But if you buy it...
    If you live in the property, legally making it your "principal place of residence" (PPOR) then you shouldn't pay any capital gains tax when you sell, as your own home is exempt. But if you buy it as an investment (where all the costs become tax deductible) then you certainly will pay CGT when...
    If you live in the property, legally making it your "principal place of residence" (PPOR) then you shouldn't pay any capital gains tax when you sell, as your own home is exempt. But if you buy it as an investment (where all the costs become tax...
    If you live in the property, legally making it your "principal place of residence" (PPOR) then you shouldn't pay any capital gains tax when you sell, as your own home is exempt. But if you buy it...
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  17. Letsgokate
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    *Warning* TIP MULCH - Please Read

    Oh wow @Letsgokate so sorry to hear about Chris's lung problems contracted from managing tip mulch - that's horrible! Thank you for the warning because I often use tip mulch and bags of potting...
    Oh wow @Letsgokate so sorry to hear about Chris's lung problems contracted from managing tip mulch - that's horrible! Thank you for the warning because I often use tip mulch and bags of potting mix but also do a lot of garden work spreading sugarcane mulch, composts, manures, etc. Just...
    Oh wow @Letsgokate so sorry to hear about Chris's lung problems contracted from managing tip mulch - that's horrible! Thank you for the warning because I often use tip mulch and bags of potting mix but also do a lot of garden work spreading...
    Oh wow @Letsgokate so sorry to hear about Chris's lung problems contracted from managing tip mulch - that's horrible! Thank you for the warning because I often use tip mulch and bags of potting...
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  18. IanB

    What on earth is this .....

    Fungi can be great to photograph, so many interesting ones.
    Fungi can be great to photograph, so many interesting ones.
    Fungi can be great to photograph, so many interesting ones.
    Fungi can be great to photograph, so many interesting ones.

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  19. Letsgokate

    Blue Tongue Lizard

    One of the reasons bluies are not about so much nowadays is snail bait. They get poisoned too when they eat the snails that have eaten bait.
    One of the reasons bluies are not about so much nowadays is snail bait. They get poisoned too when they eat the snails that have eaten bait.
    One of the reasons bluies are not about so much nowadays is snail bait. They get poisoned too when they eat the snails that have eaten bait.
    One of the reasons bluies are not about so much nowadays is snail bait. They get poisoned too when they eat the snails that have eaten bait.
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  20. Bea

    Wildlife -Squirrels

    Yes we have Possums and they create a lot of extra work protecting our produce. I don't mind sharing some but not all.
    Yes we have Possums and they create a lot of extra work protecting our produce. I don't mind sharing some but not all.
    Yes we have Possums and they create a lot of extra work protecting our produce. I don't mind sharing some but not all.
    Yes we have Possums and they create a lot of extra work protecting our produce. I don't mind sharing some but not all.
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  21. Janine

    Cats and heartache

    This is a really frustrating problem and as we all know too well there's never any easy solutions to pet disputes in suburbia. Our neighbour's dog is a constant barker whenever he sees us in our...
    This is a really frustrating problem and as we all know too well there's never any easy solutions to pet disputes in suburbia. Our neighbour's dog is a constant barker whenever he sees us in our front yard he yapps no end and that's annoying but nothing compared to your cat issue Janine! I...
    This is a really frustrating problem and as we all know too well there's never any easy solutions to pet disputes in suburbia. Our neighbour's dog is a constant barker whenever he sees us in our front yard he yapps no end and that's annoying but...
    This is a really frustrating problem and as we all know too well there's never any easy solutions to pet disputes in suburbia. Our neighbour's dog is a constant barker whenever he sees us in our...
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  22. Jenny
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    Cancer Bush (lessertia Frutescens)

    Cannabis Oil is gaining traction here in South Africa as well and I contemplated trying it out when I stopped taking Epilim, but cannabis oil is very expensive and you can only get it with a...
    Cannabis Oil is gaining traction here in South Africa as well and I contemplated trying it out when I stopped taking Epilim, but cannabis oil is very expensive and you can only get it with a prescription from doctor, so I opted to go the Gota Kula route instead and I am not sorry because not...
    Cannabis Oil is gaining traction here in South Africa as well and I contemplated trying it out when I stopped taking Epilim, but cannabis oil is very expensive and you can only get it with a prescription from doctor, so I opted to go the Gota...
    Cannabis Oil is gaining traction here in South Africa as well and I contemplated trying it out when I stopped taking Epilim, but cannabis oil is very expensive and you can only get it with a...
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  23. Cathy
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    Minipop Corn

    Learn something new every day... :cheers:
    Learn something new every day... :cheers:
    Learn something new every day... :cheers:
    Learn something new every day... :cheers:
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  24. Auron Leonhart

    Happy Father's Day from the USA!

    I don't have any kids as of yet and no I did not :)
    I don't have any kids as of yet and no I did not :)
    I don't have any kids as of yet and no I did not :)
    I don't have any kids as of yet and no I did not :)
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  25. LoveInNature
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    Moon And Stars Watermelon

    I was looking at them a while ago but didn't like the seeds in them.
    I was looking at them a while ago but didn't like the seeds in them.
    I was looking at them a while ago but didn't like the seeds in them.
    I was looking at them a while ago but didn't like the seeds in them.
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