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Winter Working Bee

July 12, 2016

The Rushall Garden winter working bee is this coming Saturday the 16th of July 2-4pm, with a BBQ and a lovely cosy fire to keep us warm, and toast some marshmallows over!

Many hands make light work, and this is a great opportunity to get out of the house, keep warm and primp the garden all at the same time! Come one, come all, so please feel free to invite your families, friends and neighbours to celebrate the lengthening of the days. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Summer photos and protecting plants from the hot summer days

February 1, 2016

With an increasing number of 40 degree+ days in Melbourne’s summer, various  options are used in the garden to protect the crops from the harsh sun.

The most prevalent in the garden is mulching with pea straw and lucerne.

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We also use:

cloth and hessian fabric.

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Other plants as shading

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and sunken levels

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Below are a few summer photos of the garden:

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Spring blooms

November 16, 2015

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First days of Spring

September 7, 2015

Despite the enduring wintry weather the garden keeps reminding us lovely spring weather is just around the corner…

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Winter Newsletter 2015

July 30, 2015

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All sun and smiles for a lovely 2015 Open Day

March 25, 2015

Blessed with clear blue skies last Saturday afternoon, the Rushall Garden Open Day was a terrific success, with many people from near and far coming to see how the garden is growing, enjoying the company of other earthy people and also buying from the stalls of homemade cakes and produce, seedlings and the jumble sale.

We also had visits from Hon Adam Bandt MP, Hon Kelvin Thomson MP, Cr Jackie Fristacky who all stayed for a while to chat and enjoy the celebrations.

Thank you all so much for your support for our garden community. We really appreciate your help, and the smiles that go with it!!

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Thank you to the below local businesses who kindly donated prizes for our raffle:

NELSON ALEXANDER REAL ESTATE 205 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

SCOTSBURN NURSERIES, 300 Perry Rd, Keysborough

M+G MAIOLO Pty Ltd, 197 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

JORG RESTAURANT, 203 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

REPCO AUSTRALIA AUTO STORE

THE SINGING WHALE, 207 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

HEALTHY FIT GYM, 191 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

Tomorrow is our 2015 Open Day

March 20, 2015

Tomorrow, Saturday 21st March 2015 1pm – 4pm, is our Open Day.

We will be having Garden Tours, a Garden Themed Jumble, Plant & Seedling sale, Sausage Sizzle, Home Grown Produce and Home-made Goodies.

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