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LEMON MYRTLE INSECT REPELLENT

January

The Slowpoke: INSECT REPELLENT There’s not many spots in this rather large country of ours that you can escape the menace of mosquitos. And this time of year is particularly rife with them. Before you reach for the commercial insect repellent though, consider a natural option. One that skips harmful ingredients – in particular DEET.
LEMON MYRTLE INSECT REPELLENT
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LEMON MYRTLE

January

The Slowpoke: LEMON MYRTLE It’s a common native Aussie plant that you may have passed in your travels none the wiser. But lemon myrtle (backhousia citriodora)┬áis an incredibly useful plant in the kitchen along with the rest of the home. And in many of our cities it can become easy to spot and forage for its useful leaves. Not sure if that tree in your street that looks suspiciously so is lemon myrtle? Crush a leaf in your hand and look for
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BLUE FLAX LILY

December

The Slowpoke: BLUE FLAX LILY If you live in any of the eastern states of Australia (including Tasmania) and take a wander around a local park or your local area, there’s a pretty good chance you may stumble across this plant – the blue flax lily (Dianella). You may notice it this time of year by the abundance of blue berries popping up along the stems. Having long been a popular plant for ornamental use for gardeners, the blue flax lily is potentially
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LEMON MYRTLE LEMONADE

September

theslowpoke_trolleydcocktaillemonmyrtle17 We took you foraging in the city with Christopher Thomas and Byron Woolfrey from Trolley’d yesterday for lemon myrtle – today they’re turning those local leaves into a lemonade that is wonderfully refreshing and perfect for the warmer seasons coming our way. This drink has become the boys’ signature of sorts – and for good reason. It’s local, easily foraged, organic and native. And it includes gin, and tastes fantastic. Ticks all the boxes you could ask for.
LEMON MYRTLE LEMONADE
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