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by DEPAOLIANNA
Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk
Replies: 15
Views: 11788

Re: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk

Interesting about low calcium. We have just had our spring water tested and its very high in calcium. I'm guessing the spring is pulling it up from deep below which is what the plants with long tap roots also do.
by DEPAOLIANNA
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk
Replies: 15
Views: 11788

Re: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk

Thanks Martyn - very informative. I don't really want to burn but I will a bit just around the house. I've heard Buzz's name mentioned a fair few times - everyone seems to know him except us and he lives right opposite! I'll look into the cow manure. I notice alot of people seem to have planted popl...
by DEPAOLIANNA
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk
Replies: 15
Views: 11788

Re: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk

Thanks, I'm not sure I can take on any more animals at present - limited resources as we have just purchased the property. Fencing is not suitable for goats or sheep. Down the track I was thinking of offering my neighbour some free agistment for his sheep - once I do get the fencing done in a year o...
by DEPAOLIANNA
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: African Love Grass -any sollutions?
Replies: 17
Views: 16229

Re: African Love Grass -any sollutions?

Agree with Stringybark re posting photos - Its very helpful to get a visual. I am surrounded by a sea of African love grass....(about 30 acres) I want to slash but it is very rocky here. EVeryone around here has recommended burning, ploughing sparying etc etc (I will have to burn a section around th...
by DEPAOLIANNA
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk
Replies: 15
Views: 11788

Re: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk

Difficult... I don't want to burn but our newly purchased property is surrounded by African love grass (not clumps of it - it is practically a monoculture). The house is surrounded by about 30-40 acres of it. It is highly flamable - do I dare leave it for even a season without some form of hazard re...