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TAS Country : August 19th 2010
8 Tasmanian Country Friday, August 20, 2010 News Midwinter Gathering 2099451-100820 Rural Development Services 4/29 Elizabeth St, Hobart, 7000 PH: 6231 9033 www.ruraldevelopmentservices.com shellfish futures 2010 "The Business of Oysters" Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a great range of speakers on what it means to be in the oyster business. Fri 10 and Sat 11 September Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens Program available at www.oysterstasmania.org For more information contact Ray Murphy at RDS on 6231 9033 Carbon Plantations Survey Private Forests Tas & RDS invite farmers to participate in an on-line survey at www.ruraldevelopmentservices.com For more information contact Don Defenderfer at RDS on 6231 9033 TIDB Water Access Plans RDS is an approved provider of TIDB Water Access Plans, which you will need to access irrigation water from TIDB schemes For more information contact Sue Hinton at RDS on 6231 9033 COUNTRY GARDENS: Garden designer Tim Barbour led one of the workshops at the Midwinter Gathering at Quamby. Picture: KAROLIN MacGREGOR A country life There was something for everyone with an interest in rural life at the Midwinter Gathering at the picturesque Quamby Estate near Hagley, reports Karolin MacGregor ABOUT 150 farmers and industry representatives turned out for the Midwin- ter Gathering run by the Australian Association of Agricultural Consultants. The morning program featured a line-up of guest speakers who discussed a range of topics, including renewable energy, water development, digital me- dia, marketing strategies and individual farming systems. In the afternoon partici- pants broke into several groups to take part in workshops. The six workshops covered a variety of topics and activities including a bus tour of local business, new food crops, managing soil carbon, how to make decisions, rural garden design, a paddock-to-plate cooking class using Cape Grim beef and how to use the latest global position- ing and precision farming technology. Noted Tasmanian businessman and garden designer Tim Barbour ran a workshop on designing gardens for rural proper- ties. Mr Barbour has been involved in garden design for many years and told participants the basics of good design remain con- stant, despite changing fa- shions. When it comes to design- ing practical and aesthet- ically pleasing gardens for rural properties, Mr Barbour told participants a number of factors had to be considered. ''The differences be- tween rural and urban design are slight, but sig- nificant,'' he said. In all designs, Mr Barbour said it was the combination of colour, tex- ture, line, form and struc- ture that add up to make the design work in a har- monious way. Mr Barbour said one of the difficulties of garden design was visualising how the garden would look as it developed and plants grew. One of the most critical factors to consider when designing a garden for a rural property was the architecture of the house. ''The structure of the garden must fit in with the house and the existing garden and it all must be to scale,'' he said. Mr Barbour said there was a series of questions he asked clients to find out exactly what type of garden they were looking for.The questions include what did the clients want, why did they want it, could they afford it, would they use the garden and would they be able to maintain it. ''There's no such thing as a no-maintenance garden, but there is such a thing as a low-maintenance garden,'' Mr Barbour said. From a practical per- spective, Mr Barbour said it was also important to consider the physical characteristics of the garden site such as climatic conditions and B ng n ogen n he on o , - e e o he o ee n ogen n e o he o o e hen nee o . o on o e he e, o n h ve he e e o n o no ng h o n ogen n he oo one o onge . hen o e h n e e n ogen e e , - e e e e h he o en o e e n e e h ng h o gh he ge n on n e h en ge. Re e e h ng e n o e n ogen he e n en e -- o he o . So o en I he he o fi o g o ng o o ge ng he o o he g o n . I n e n nx o o ee o ge eno gh ee ng o e v e o . h n e e o o efle on hen o ee h n ng ' h e e o I h ve one? Be ng n ee , h e e o e o he o n, e v go e en en on e o e en n n en . en h ho ho n o h ve e on e e en on n he o n e e n n e e e o he eve o ng o ee ng. h no he e o n ogen, e e one o e h ng n he n e o . He v n ng h e o n e h n ogen o he eve o ng o ee ng. onve on o n ogen n o he n e o no o o e . S o ng h o e n e n ng n ogen n he on o o onge he o e n o e o he n ogen o e o he o ee ng. h ex h e en oe . o n fi on o o e n o e o o n ogen e e o e o he o ee ng o o n e gh ee * ng n e n e ng. D hn n S n Incit c Piv t ti i G t n - tin v u ut u nit n ti i ith D hn n T m n h T - n n o h e B e M G one 0407 885 558 en o h I n o n en 0418 137 290 en D John on 0419 559 925 o h Le e R n o 0418 571 384 n r r a u n n L d B 42 004 080 264. C a r g r d rad ark +S r g n G H. *De en en on o h o e e e
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