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  1. Thread: more compost

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    Thanks for the tips, Pete. I'll try getting the...

    Thanks for the tips, Pete. I'll try getting the moisture up next time. It's not really growing season here yet so there's not a lot asking to fed to the mulcher just yet but the neighbour's alpaccas...
  2. Thread: more compost

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    3 cubes is a decent pile! I started a few hot...

    3 cubes is a decent pile! I started a few hot compost piles this year and have been really impressed with the outcomes. It is definitely more work turning and wetting and making sure the brown green...
  3. Thread: Mystery tool.

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    Are they perhaps for splicing, something where...

    Are they perhaps for splicing, something where you need to hold one element together while separating another?

    Matt
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    Lovely work, Ian. I was so inspired by your tool...

    Lovely work, Ian. I was so inspired by your tool cupboards with their neat storage compartments that I made a tool box a year or two ago out of some wide hoop pine boards. I can't come close on the...
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    Thanks Ian, as soon as I get the hyper drive for...

    Thanks Ian, as soon as I get the hyper drive for my time generator I'll be dropping by!

    Actually, the bit of tulip wood (Harpulia pendula) that Bushmiller sliced up for me is nice and dry now...
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    Beautiful lil bench Ian! What a good moment to...

    Beautiful lil bench Ian! What a good moment to check back in on the forum. I'm thinking (probably all it will come to for the moment) about a little bench to fit over one end of my 'cat walk' deck. I...
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    Looks great, Ian! I keep meaning to cut the front...

    Looks great, Ian! I keep meaning to cut the front down on my OWT so that it has that nice low front like yours. But time to do those things just disappeared with the arrival of our shiny new human :U...
  8. Thread: Gardening

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    I'd be interested to know, Pete. When I get a...

    I'd be interested to know, Pete. When I get a chance I will do some experiments too. But we have a two week old baby and I am probably under-thinking things a bit at the moment!


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  9. Thread: Gardening

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    Well it is drainage gravel, not wicking gravel....

    Well it is drainage gravel, not wicking gravel. Water goes down through it, not up it. If water could just climb over the surface of a rock it would all be at the top of the mountains, not at the...
  10. Thread: Gardening

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    That's the bit doesn't add up for me. The...

    That's the bit doesn't add up for me. The adhesion/cohesion matrix effect of capillary action only works in voids, tiny voids. I'd be pretty annoyed if water started flowing back UP my drainage lines...
  11. Thread: Gardening

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    Gardening

    Pete, I'll use your post as a reason to kick off about wicking beds. I've got issues, not with the concept but the standard design you see all over the net, on Gardening Aus and Costas Gardning...
  12. Thread: Screen

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    Thanks for sharing, Pete. It's not half as dero...

    Thanks for sharing, Pete. It's not half as dero as the description 'bed base with washing machine motor attached to swing set' would have you believe :U.

    I definitely need a similar device to make...
  13. Thread: Common Spiders

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    Pete, I think the second spider is a Golden Orb...

    Pete, I think the second spider is a Golden Orb Weaver and the third is a Garden Orb Weaver. They could have given them better differentiated names though...


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    Man, looks like I'm none for three on plant IDs....

    Man, looks like I'm none for three on plant IDs. :rolleyes: That certainly does look like the plant.
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    The reference that all the native plant nuts have...

    The reference that all the native plant nuts have in South East Qld is Mangroves to Mountains, it is an amazing reference that covers everything from the border to Gympie and west to the Great...
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    Another what is this plant question

    Hmmm... that was the thing that sprang to mind, but I'm no expert so I'm happy to be corrected if you find a better match.

    Just looking in my field guide, the leaves of H. alata are pretty...
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    Harpullia alata, wing leaved tulip. Small...

    Harpullia alata, wing leaved tulip.

    Small tree, tall shrub. Should do ok down there as it grows up in the mountains.
    :)
    Matt
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    Wow, really? I hadn't heard about this. Does it...

    Wow, really? I hadn't heard about this. Does it happen with other cucurbits too?


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  19. Thread: Making compost

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    Making compost

    Pete, I've spread a small amount but most is heaped up into a big pile. I sprinkled a high nitrogen fertiliser between layers and watered it all and will let it hot compost. A lot of it was tree tops...
  20. Thread: Making compost

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    At this time of year we have weeds popping up...

    At this time of year we have weeds popping up everywhere. It was dust in October and it's the jungle now, crazy. Anyway, instead of lamenting all the weeds, I've been building compost piles like...
  21. Thread: Gardening

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    Gardening

    It's a rewarding genus. We've been planting lots of the Little Kurrajongs B. bidwillii, and have more than a dozen flame trees (B. acerifolious) in pots that we grew from seed.

    The Ormeau is a...
  22. Thread: soil deficiency

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    soil deficiency

    Brett, Epsom salts are magnesium sulphate, I think Pete is has diagnosed a manganese problem. Although I would have guessed that was a magnesium defficiency... which I treat with ES too. I just put a...
  23. Thread: What is it?

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    It could be Johnson grass too maybe...? Sorghum...

    It could be Johnson grass too maybe...? Sorghum halepense.

    I was pretty confident with Leaping Green but now I'm not sure.


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  24. Thread: What is it?

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    What is it?

    Leaping Green, Green Panic, Guinea Grass. Absolute curse near us, it will swamp everything when it gets going.

    Megathyrsus maximus
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    That looks like a pretty extreme DT angle. Does...

    That looks like a pretty extreme DT angle. Does it need to be so acute?


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    ... and comfrey apparently. Sent from my...

    ... and comfrey apparently.


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    Composted Garden Soil!

    Artme, my mother has been puzzling over a garden bed that seems to kill plants ever since she added composted cow manure and mushroom compost to it.

    It is finally sustaining life but the remedy...
  28. Thread: Greenwood stool

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    That's a great looking stool :2tsup:. I'm looking...

    That's a great looking stool :2tsup:. I'm looking forward to seeing how you go about the post and rung chair.

    I got a friend and wedges a little while back but have been too busy to put them to...
  29. Thread: cold compost

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    cold compost

    You can't argue with the outcome, those fines look rich.

    But you can't just tell us you have a washing machine motor attached to a bed frame propped on a swing set, we need to see that! ! :U
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  30. Thread: Gardening

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    Gardening

    Thanks for the ideas Pete, I really do need to work on some swales. I read Bill Mollison's book and was very inspired but I have to say my main interest is endemic natives but I can see a lot of that...
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    What do you do to spare your hands

    I was suffering from an aching elbow while building our house. My wife realised that what I was suffering was tennis elbow and suggested I size my hammer handle like a tennis racket ie. much a...
  32. Thread: Gardening

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    Man, I don't know if I should bother with...

    Man, I don't know if I should bother with vegetables, both your and Pete's gardens look lusher than I think I'll be able to achieve. I will bother, but I'm pretty sure I'm in for some grief :U

    We...
  33. Thread: Gardening

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    Is the lab lab just an annual? A friend in...

    Is the lab lab just an annual? A friend in Brissie grow Madagascar beans as a perennial shade crop over his more tender plants. It drops enough leaf through winter to get seedlings going but thickens...
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    Wow, that's quite a set up! Thanks Huon, I'll...

    Wow, that's quite a set up! Thanks Huon, I'll have a good look at it. How many amp hours do you have in the battery bank?


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  35. Thread: Gardening

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    Pete, I wish I could grow corn. I've tried. It...

    Pete, I wish I could grow corn. I've tried. It gets up ok but the amount of water you need to keep the growing is impossible for me to keep up with. Do you water yours or is there enough rain where...
  36. Thread: Gardening

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    Great photo Mark. I just looked at this...

    Great photo Mark.

    I just looked at this thread on a computer (not the phone) for the first time in ages - apologies for the huge crappy phone photos, I'm letting the team down.

    Pete, it was a...
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    They're some good links there Huon. I just...

    They're some good links there Huon.

    I just planted my own seed that I've let the local climate (Ipswich) select. In mid September (already pretty warm) I planted some ordinary vitalis, epicure,...
  38. Thread: Gardening

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    Yes, it's a Warré. We were lucky that we had all...

    Yes, it's a Warré. We were lucky that we had all the tools and materials to hand so that we could whip a hive box up when the opportunity presented itself. It was a tiny wee swarm the size of a...
  39. Thread: Gardening

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    Here are a few shots of our little cabin in...

    Here are a few shots of our little cabin in progress, the little top bar hive we made to catch a bee swarm a few weeks back, the stick dome my father made as a bean/loofa trellis to shade our veggie...
  40. Thread: a Foot tool ?

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    a Foot tool ?

    I can see it being used to efficiently remove fingers :(

    I still have plans to make a treadle lathe, but for some reason a spinning work piece seems less dangerous than a spinning tool.

    I know...
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    You must have had your back to the screen if you...

    You must have had your back to the screen if you missed that saw he used to cut a tenon - it was bloody massive. :U


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  42. Thread: Gardening

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    I watched a team of skinks mopping up after a...

    I watched a team of skinks mopping up after a termite swam at our place the other day. They're very effective. I haven't got to the point of hand feeding them though. :U
  43. Thread: Gardening

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    Thanks Neil! :)

    Thanks Neil! :)
  44. Thread: Gardening

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    I'll have a crack Mark and Huon can correct me -...

    I'll have a crack Mark and Huon can correct me - in the last set of photos there is a yellow faced honey eater, a Death Adder, a Golden Orb Weaver and a Silver Eye... and a retiever. :)

    Huon, we...
  45. Thread: Gardening

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    Your garden looks great Huon! Very jealous. The...

    Your garden looks great Huon! Very jealous. The down pipe hydroponic set up is great.

    Is that chook a Speckled Sussex or a Wyandotte? Very pretty chook.
  46. Thread: Gardening

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    Hi Huon. It is dry. Really dry. Normally we get a...

    Hi Huon. It is dry. Really dry. Normally we get a reliable flow of storms at this time of year but only one has come through and what rain did fall fairly bounced off the ground. The real problem is...
  47. Thread: Gardening

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    After two days of +40 and no rain for weeks and...

    After two days of +40 and no rain for weeks and weeks I'd be happy to see a photo of a green garden :(
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    Qld Ebony is this an understory tree?

    D. humilis, which grows near me in Brisbane and which could be your tree, is never large, I haven't seen one as big as the one on TTIT's site, but it does grow in pretty dense 'vine forest'.

    They...
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    Judging by the length and passion of the posts,...

    Judging by the length and passion of the posts, people need to talk about their tools more than they need expensive or cheap ones.

    "Now, tell me, how do the tools make you feel."

    :U

    Loving...
  50. Thread: Veritas planes

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    Sigh, I have just spent more time honing a cap...

    Sigh, I have just spent more time honing a cap iron than I have ever spent on a plane blade. There's alway a damn gap somewhere!

    Results are mixed :(
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