Month: December 2022

  • What weed is that?

    This very useful quick guide to ways to recognise, identify, and deal with some of the most common or troublesome weeds found in Brisbane is excerpted from the BCC Habitat Brisbane group’s February 2023 newsletter: Getting to know your weeds If you’re new to bushcare then the prospect of trying to tell the ‘desirable’ plants…

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  • Containing the containers

    Our weekly collections of containers to recycle was getting both out of hand and insecure, so we have now acquired (using the proceeds of the collections) a secure, locked, stainless steel cage to hold them in for a day or two until they can be recycled. Taking us from this: To this:

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  • Come in Spinner

    The Indooroopilly Mens’ Shed are currently constructing for us what is known as a “compost spinner”. It’s a clever combination of a wooden frame, a barrel formed around old bicycle wheels using wire mesh and another bike wheel to allow it to be easily spun. The idea is to sieve off any larger or lumpier…

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  • Overdue but excellent news

    Our Second or “Lower” terrace has been part-finished for some 18 months, while we pestered Walter Taylor Ward and BCC Parks to complete what they built back in 2020. What proved particularly frustrating was that no other grant source would permit their funds to be spent on an existing but incomplete project (even BCC’s own…

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  • SLCG’s new Indigenous Garden project

    Welcome to the St Lucia Community Garden’s new Indigenous Garden project, “New Shoots From Old Roots”. See the project page to browse the thirty or so species we are already growing (or preparing to grow), and information about their importance to indigenous culture as food, medicinal or ceremonial plants. When you are at the Garden…

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  • Learnings and resources…

    We are just a couple of days away from going live with the St Lucia Community Garden’s latest project “New Shoots from Old Roots”, our Indigenous Garden and matching website, between them reflecting the original and historical native plants and traditional uses of the creek, links and park our Community Garden now shares.https://stluciacommunitygarden.org/new-shoots/ has more…

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