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  1. Universalpuzzle
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    Question Potager garden ideas

    I would be gutted to.
    I would be gutted to.
    I would be gutted to.
    I would be gutted to.

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  2. Sarah [FocusOnSimple]

    Duelling Snippers

    It was duelling whipper-snippers after work yesterday, with the grass around the vegie garden getting away from us a bot in the last couple of weeks....! To treat ourselves, we also raided some...
    It was duelling whipper-snippers after work yesterday, with the grass around the vegie garden getting away from us a bot in the last couple of weeks....! To treat ourselves, we also raided some of our onions to go with dinner :) IMG_5726 by Sarah [FocusOnSimple] posted Feb 25, 2020 at 9:59...
    It was duelling whipper-snippers after work yesterday, with the grass around the vegie garden getting away from us a bot in the last couple of weeks....! To treat ourselves, we also raided some of our onions to go with dinner :) IMG_5726 by Sarah...
    It was duelling whipper-snippers after work yesterday, with the grass around the vegie garden getting away from us a bot in the last couple of weeks....! To treat ourselves, we also raided some...

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  3. Troy
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    Black Diamond Log Splitter

    Troy submitted a new Showcase Item: Black Diamond Log Splitter Read more about this showcase item here...
    Troy submitted a new Showcase Item: Black Diamond Log Splitter Read more about this showcase item here...
    Troy submitted a new Showcase Item: Black Diamond Log Splitter Read more about this showcase item here...
    Troy submitted a new Showcase Item: Black Diamond Log Splitter Read more about this showcase item here...
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  4. Vivienneleroux

    Help keeping these alive

    I got them all separated and repotted today. Now I just have to find a place inside for them as it's below freezing today!
    I got them all separated and repotted today. Now I just have to find a place inside for them as it's below freezing today!
    I got them all separated and repotted today. Now I just have to find a place inside for them as it's below freezing today!
    I got them all separated and repotted today. Now I just have to find a place inside for them as it's below freezing today!

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  5. Wedgetail
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    Underground storage

    Hi William yes I have seen the outcome from burying a sea container. I was thinking along the same lines as the cinder block we call them besser bricks. Cheers Dave
    Hi William yes I have seen the outcome from burying a sea container. I was thinking along the same lines as the cinder block we call them besser bricks. Cheers Dave
    Hi William yes I have seen the outcome from burying a sea container. I was thinking along the same lines as the cinder block we call them besser bricks. Cheers Dave
    Hi William yes I have seen the outcome from burying a sea container. I was thinking along the same lines as the cinder block we call them besser bricks. Cheers Dave

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  6. Mark
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    My Selection Of Eggplant

    I think that many people misunderstand the nature of eggplant. They are not all the same. Unfortunately the blandest variety, in my opinion is black beauty. This is the one we all recognize....
    I think that many people misunderstand the nature of eggplant. They are not all the same. Unfortunately the blandest variety, in my opinion is black beauty. This is the one we all recognize. Pretty and shiny, but blah. Different types taste different and the recipe chosen requires a specific...
    I think that many people misunderstand the nature of eggplant. They are not all the same. Unfortunately the blandest variety, in my opinion is black beauty. This is the one we all recognize. Pretty and shiny, but blah. Different types taste...
    I think that many people misunderstand the nature of eggplant. They are not all the same. Unfortunately the blandest variety, in my opinion is black beauty. This is the one we all recognize....
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  7. Ray Speed
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    New 5 acre property, loving the rain

    thank you :)
    thank you :)
    thank you :)
    thank you :)
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  8. Caesar

    Pests

    Quick Tip on dealing with pests on my citrus. Make your own white oil spray. Natural and super easy. 2 Cups Sunflower Oil, 1 Cup regular dish washing detergent (I use earth's choice) and mix. ...
    Quick Tip on dealing with pests on my citrus. Make your own white oil spray. Natural and super easy. 2 Cups Sunflower Oil, 1 Cup regular dish washing detergent (I use earth's choice) and mix. Done. Now add 3 table spoons to 2 litres of water and spray. Avoid using this on hot days as...
    Quick Tip on dealing with pests on my citrus. Make your own white oil spray. Natural and super easy. 2 Cups Sunflower Oil, 1 Cup regular dish washing detergent (I use earth's choice) and mix. Done. Now add 3 table spoons to 2 litres of water...
    Quick Tip on dealing with pests on my citrus. Make your own white oil spray. Natural and super easy. 2 Cups Sunflower Oil, 1 Cup regular dish washing detergent (I use earth's choice) and mix. ...
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  9. taisla97

    Garden storage

    This is my potting station and storage area at the present. Eventually, once the frame is built for the sink, it will be kept clear and clean because it will be for multipurpose - potting + fish...
    This is my potting station and storage area at the present. Eventually, once the frame is built for the sink, it will be kept clear and clean because it will be for multipurpose - potting + fish cleaning. I currently use the tubs for mixing up the soils etc for potting mix. As you can see, I...
    This is my potting station and storage area at the present. Eventually, once the frame is built for the sink, it will be kept clear and clean because it will be for multipurpose - potting + fish cleaning. I currently use the tubs for mixing up...
    This is my potting station and storage area at the present. Eventually, once the frame is built for the sink, it will be kept clear and clean because it will be for multipurpose - potting + fish...

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  10. Mark
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    Free plant from Bunnings!

    So does it still live? ☺️
    So does it still live? ☺️
    So does it still live? ☺️
    So does it still live? ☺️

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  11. BeeTee

    Where to learn more about gardening/vegetable growing?

    If you do a search on your local council websites there is some places that offer gardening course and another place you could learn lots would be a community garden
    If you do a search on your local council websites there is some places that offer gardening course and another place you could learn lots would be a community garden
    If you do a search on your local council websites there is some places that offer gardening course and another place you could learn lots would be a community garden
    If you do a search on your local council websites there is some places that offer gardening course and another place you could learn lots would be a community garden
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  12. Perry

    Desert Rose Potting Mix

    Them acidic soil mix is so expensive. Add sulfur to your compost...
    Them acidic soil mix is so expensive. Add sulfur to your compost...
    Them acidic soil mix is so expensive. Add sulfur to your compost...
    Them acidic soil mix is so expensive. Add sulfur to your compost...
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  13. Common

    Growing Citronella as a Mosquito Repellent - which type?

    I have multiple citrosums on my back porch. While they smell good i havent seen alot in the way of repellent. So i asked a friend. She said to take some of the leaves and crush them in my hands...
    I have multiple citrosums on my back porch. While they smell good i havent seen alot in the way of repellent. So i asked a friend. She said to take some of the leaves and crush them in my hands and rub along the outdoor furniture ( mine is metal) and along the railings of the porch to release...
    I have multiple citrosums on my back porch. While they smell good i havent seen alot in the way of repellent. So i asked a friend. She said to take some of the leaves and crush them in my hands and rub along the outdoor furniture ( mine is metal)...
    I have multiple citrosums on my back porch. While they smell good i havent seen alot in the way of repellent. So i asked a friend. She said to take some of the leaves and crush them in my hands...
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  14. Wedgetail

    Merry Christmas

    Thanks mate and same back to you and yours. Mine was a very quiet xmas. The 40mm of rain was the best present I've had in years as it automatically quartered my horse feed bill. Overnight the...
    Thanks mate and same back to you and yours. Mine was a very quiet xmas. The 40mm of rain was the best present I've had in years as it automatically quartered my horse feed bill. Overnight the grass greened up with 2" long shoots. Just amazing how fast it will grow once conditions are...
    Thanks mate and same back to you and yours. Mine was a very quiet xmas. The 40mm of rain was the best present I've had in years as it automatically quartered my horse feed bill. Overnight the grass greened up with 2" long shoots. Just amazing...
    Thanks mate and same back to you and yours. Mine was a very quiet xmas. The 40mm of rain was the best present I've had in years as it automatically quartered my horse feed bill. Overnight the...
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  15. Tony Baker

    Marks E fence video

    Oooh wild bacon! ;)
    Oooh wild bacon! ;)
    Oooh wild bacon! ;)
    Oooh wild bacon! ;)
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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