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Some are regular garden calendar reminders for frequent visitors,
and some are inspired by folks who ask.
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Christmas-Time Shopping at Dibber

… It’s been not so much a Hot Minute as a Long Year, and the door will be open again at the end of the week. Book it in, make a plan, and come for a visit. Bring a friend! Tell a mate.

The regular lines are still on the shelves, plus a few new ones that we’ll be introducing.

Open Fridays 10-4, on rainy days (call to check), and by appointment – keep checking social media for updates.

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boom & bust

This story is for Rosalyn, who asked ‘Why do the fruit trees sometimes have lots and sometimes fruit hardly at all? Grab a cuppa and take a seat – this is a long one.

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berry tidy bed

Once in Spring or Summer we tidy the berry bed. We have strawberries and blueberries in together because they enjoy the same conditions. It’s not a complete pull-through, just routine stuff that takes about an hour, tops. Come see how.

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Marigolds in Spring for pollinators

Marigolds – so sunny and bright and a must-have in your Level Zero garden. The seeds are like funny little sticks. In fact they hardly look like seeds at all, but they grow strong and fragrant, attracting helpful critters and making the mischievious ones less than comfortable.

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Ordinary marvel

Over a lifetime, we find and hold just a few precepts that speak to us, and inform how we live. This one has, perhaps surprisingly, become a driving force behind growing our own food and living simply, and today we share it with you.

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It has taken us a while to settle on a harvest routine for alliums, but we got there. I need them LOFO (low-FODMAP), Hubby has a mix, and the kids love them any-which-way. How do we get the most out of alliums with such a high maintenance family? There is a way.

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grans advice about timing

There are a few precepts that I carry with me, that help me slow down and live more simply. One of the best gems came from my Gran, from chatting in the kitchen and out in the garden – cooking and laughing together… here is my Gran’s golden advice, on the topic of Timing.

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