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by ColinJEly
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Aagghhh!
Replies: 5
Views: 4196

Duane
Sounds like I need a good Landscape Architect to install fence to fence green concrete! :lol:

Col.
by ColinJEly
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: A Voice from afar.
Replies: 10
Views: 5599

One of the high points as an ex-employee of DNRE in Victoria was seeing a documentary made by a voluntary group after the Ash Wednesday fires around Airey's Inlet. They went out and documented what plant species had been destroyed in the fire and what came back over a period of some 10 years. They s...
by ColinJEly
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: A Royal Flush
Replies: 2
Views: 2941

The Prince has been an organic farmer since before it became fashionable Highgrove is both an ornamental garden and a productive farm As far as is possible it is operated as a closed system They feed the soil not the plants Compost is produced aerobically in 12 weeks Leaf Mould is made using anaerob...
by ColinJEly
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: A Voice from afar.
Replies: 10
Views: 5599

Q. How do you eat an Elephant? A. One mouthful at a time! But maybe we should all just give up and go elsewhere. I have just finished reading 'Firestorm' about the Canberra bushfires. Talk about the (in)competence of the Australian Public Sector! :cry: No wonder we can't get anything done in this co...
by ColinJEly
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Aagghhh!
Replies: 5
Views: 4196

Aagghhh!

In 'Beyond the Brink' Peter talks about alleopathy of plants, I guess this doesn't apply to grass otherwise we would never have pastures or lawns for that matter. Also he has talked about when the soil is repaired that grass will always outperform weeds. Does this mean I have no hope of keeping weed...
by ColinJEly
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: the future of slashing
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

I have just read a book by Prince Charles about his property at Highgrove. There is a picture of him using a horse drawn mower in one of his paddocks. What is it they say, "everything that goes around, comes around" :D
by ColinJEly
Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: A Royal Flush
Replies: 2
Views: 2941

A Royal Flush

G'say All
I have just finished reading a book by Charles, Prince of Wales about his property at Highgrove. Very interesting and informative about the practices there. Some very good ideas.

Cheers

Col.
by ColinJEly
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Custodians
Replies: 3
Views: 3349

Custodians

G'day All
Anyone who is a bit sceptical of the bit in Peter's books about the native australians not being the benign all knowing caretakers of the environment should read Michael Crichton's book; "State of Fear"

Cheers

Col.
by ColinJEly
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Letters to Government about NSF
Topic: NSF Interest from Overseas Governments
Replies: 3
Views: 3579

Duane
No man is a prophet to his own family...;-)

I guess all we can do is practice it ourselves and do what we can to promote NSF. So far the only MP who has acknowledged an email from me about NSF is Sen Nick Xenophon.
Well I guess I will have to just keep pounding the keyboard! ;-)
Cheers
Col.
by ColinJEly
Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF Principles
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

NSF Principles

Hi
Did we all see 'Landline' last Sunday? They had on a guy who was NSW Farmer of the year. It would seem to me he was embodying many of NSF's principles.
Cheers
Col.
by ColinJEly
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Trees
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

Trees

A few people have asked about trees to plant, well here is my two bobs worth. Why don't you give Photinia a try? According to my trusty copy of Botanica they will grow in zones 7-10 which is basically any where south of a line Broome-Cairns. A have a few in my back yard probably Photinia robusta The...
by ColinJEly
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Letters to Government about NSF
Topic: From the beginning...
Replies: 10
Views: 7105

G'day All Two good books I have read recently; 'The Deniers' and 'Unstoppable Climate Change' both of which I got through Amazon. They both seem to stop 'human induced CO2 driven' climate change dead in the water. Yet our Elected leaders, public service and so called experts seem to be hell bent on ...
by ColinJEly
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Letters to Government about NSF
Topic: From the beginning...
Replies: 10
Views: 7105

Shirley I was employed by the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment for 12 years. I was recently at the Lardner Park Farmworld one of the largest field days in the state. I went to the department stand and ask some of the Catchment Management Officers about Peter and Natural Sequ...
by ColinJEly
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: A Sellout!
Replies: 3
Views: 3839

A Sellout!

A great new book! Contacted my usual bookshop where I got Back from the Brink, reply was 'Sorry we've sold out' Got a copy locally and read it over the weekend. Just a thought for the next book, as a 'city slicker' I wouldn't mind seeing some photos of 'before and after' of some properties, or how a...
by ColinJEly
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Weeds as friends
Replies: 16
Views: 11641

As every good gardener will tell you, if you pull out a 'weed' you need to replace it with something straight away, or else another 'weed' will just grow to take its place. I used to work at a government research station (as an administrator not a technician). This was in the time of Premier Jeff Ke...