RTBG-2nd May 2019

More gardening tips from the RTBG, including an introduction to the Australian fedge.

Tasmanian Discoveries

I started ‘work’ with the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) on Thursday 2nd May in the community Food Garden. This is the area well known by ABC’s Gardening Australia program enthusiasts as Pete’s Patch in the days when Peter Cundall headed that television program.  These days it is the territory of Tino Carnivale for Gardening Australia.  This was the one and only space I wanted to work. I wanted to learn more about fruit and vegetable plants and their growing patterns, pruning needs, and general management – in order to improve the way I look after those in my own garden.

The extent of my engagement was up to me but generally it was hoped I would be happy to work on Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm along with a team of other volunteers.

I arrived a little before 10 and it was obvious others had…

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