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Belt Buckles, Bolo Ties and Hydroponics – Part 2

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Well we were certainly wrong about having more time for our hydroponics hobby as Banksia Products have been overwhelmed with orders since our Part 1 post about our hobby due to covid lockdowns in various states.  It seems that Australians have really become comfortable buying products online.

Here are some of the popular items we have been selling.

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We have 2 greenhouses running on 240 volt power with timers set to start the pumps on and off to allow the roots of the plants to obtain oxygen.  At the moment in 1 greenhouse, we are growing Tommy Toe Tomatoes which have gone rampant and Lebanese Cucumbers (which have just finished) in NFT Systems.  We preserved the tomatoes and cucumbers with onions in a liquid of balsamic vinegar and water 50/50 for winter.  The other greenhouse grows Strawberries and a small amount of Rainbow Chard.

Zig-zag NFT system with Rainbow Chard – Strawberries in NFT system

Preserved Tomatoe, Lebanese Cucumber, Onion with Balsamic Vinegar and Water 50/50

Preserved Tomatoes with Water with a touch of Lemon Juice

The 3rd greenhouse is further away from 240 volt power, so we set up a solar system using 2 sets of 130 watt folding panels with 1 facing east and the other north as our boundary is lined with massive spotted gum trees which block out a reasonable amount of light.  In this greenhouse we are growing Blueberries and Blackberries in a NFT System and have now also set up drip system growing Capsicum.

There are about 300 to 400 blackberries just starting to ripen

For the drip system we sourced black heavy duty 9 litre buckets and drilled a circular cutout in the base with a flanged fitting then siliconed into the base which sits into a 100mm x 50mm NFT channel.  The buckets are filled with clay pebbles as the medium to support the plants.  We are now testing with growing Capsicum and the plants have already hit the ceiling with fruit appearing on all plants.

More on our Hydroponics later with more detail and images, however in the meantime check out our website Products at https://banksiaproducts.com.au/

We can be contacted at info@banksiaproducts.com.au

Last Postage Dates to receive orders before Christmas 2020

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Christmas is creeping up with 2 weeks to go and with Covid-19, Australia Post is already stressed with delayed deliveries in most destinations due to reduced capacity, limited flights and increased parcel volumes.

We received an email on 25th September 2020 from Australia Post re Domestic Last Lodgement Dates for Delivery before Christmas. This means we need to receive your orders before these dates to pack and lodge as there is only 4 days remaining for standard postage.   

The email received follows.

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Domestic and International last lodgement dates for Christmas delivery

Dear Don,

In the lead up to the traditionally busy peak period, I’d like to share our last lodgement dates for deliveries in time for Christmas. We’re releasing these dates earlier than ever before to help you plan for what will be our biggest and most unpredictable period to date.

Christmas lodgement dates for deliveries within Australia

We are recommending all items are lodged by the following dates for delivery within Australia by Christmas:

Parcel Post – Saturday 12 December 2020
•Express Post – Saturday 19 December 2020
•StarTrack Premium – Saturday 19 December 2020

Christmas lodgement dates for sending overseas

Due to the changing nature of both air linehaul capacity and delivery services in destination countries this year, you will notice we recommend sending International Christmas gifts early, with some lodgement deadlines for mail and parcels heading overseas to metro areas of major cities required as early as mid-November for some destinations.

You can find the last lodgement dates for all our international destinations listed on www.auspost.com.au/christmas and I encourage you to use this information to set delivery expectations with your customers early.

For both domestic and international, items sent after these dates will be delivered as quickly as possible, but it will be difficult to get them to their destinations by Christmas.

We remain committed to keeping you updated on any adjustments we need to make as we navigate this highly volatile environment and look forward to working with you to provide the best possible customer service experience for a successful peak 2020.

Stay safe,

Gary Starr
Executive General Manager
Business, Government & International

Check out some of our Belt Buckles. Bolo Ties, Pendant / Necklaces and Leather Wallets. A perfect gift for friends or loved ones with our matt black presentation box.

 

We hope this information was helpful.

Happy Shopping

Cheers,

Don

 

Belt Buckles, Bolo Ties and Hydroponics – Part 1

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Banksia Products specialize in supplying quality Belt Buckles, Bolo Ties, Leather Belts and more, however since Covid-19 we basically only leave home for shopping and the Post Office which has allowed us extra time to concentrate on our hobby of growing vegetables hydroponically.  This has been an interesting journey as we have not seen these systems except on television or google. There has been some hit & miss as we have trialed various methods and products.

Our Banksia Products business obviously comes first as we post all orders within 24 hours and our local Post Office has their only pickup at 1:30pm daily to travel to the sorting facility.  Following are some of our type of product.

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We commenced hydroponics a couple of years ago and the following image was our first crop of Rainbow Chard grown in a NFT System

We erected a second hooped greenhouse 5M X 2M specifically for Strawberries, Toolangi, Chandler & Red Gauntlet.  We are approaching our third year and have grown over 8000 strawberries so far.

You can see this is an NFT System with the channels gently sloping to the front of the greenhouse, then a 50mm pvc tube carries the water & nutrient down to the yellow lidded storage reservoir at the far end of the greenhouse.  Most of the plumbing fittings are available at plumbing outlets or hardware stores.

We originally sourced strawberry bare rooted plants and replace all plants each year from runners…..more on that later.

The reason that we became interested in Hydroponics is that whatever we planted in soil was attacked by local animals such as wallabies, bandicoots, rabbits and birds as we live on the Far South Coast of NSW with lots of bush nearby.

Once we started we realised how much easier it was working at waist height and no weeding, however there are new problems with a few insects to deal with….pruning and cleaning solves many problems.

But best of all we have fresh veggies most of the year and don’t need to go to the supermarket that often especially with this terrible Covid-19 haunting everyone.

More on our Hydroponics later with more detail and images, however in the meantime check out our website Products at https://banksiaproducts.com.au/

We can be contacted at info@banksiaproducts.com.au

Our Celtic Belt Buckles Are CNC Diecast With Great Quality Sculpting Detail

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Our Celtic Belt Buckles Are CNC Diecast With Great Quality Sculpting Detail and fit up to a 38mm wide Solid Leather Belt

The Celts were a collection of tribes with origins in central Europe that shared a similar language, religious beliefs, traditions and culture. It’s believed that the Celtic culture started to evolve as early as 1200 B.C.

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Check Out our Celtic Belt Buckles with Gift Box

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Look Fashionable with a Black, Classic Brown or Black Studded Belt and Celtic Buckle Combo

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We hope you continue to visit our store

Rodeo Belt Buckles, Bull Riding and a little bit of History

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Rodeos have long been a popular competitor and spectator sport in Australia, but were not run on an organized basis until the 1880s. The National Agricultural Society of Victoria ran one of the earliest recorded events in 1888, when a roughriding competition was held at their annual show. Travelling tent rodeo shows increased the popularity of roughriding throughout much of Australia. However, by 1930, the Great Depression left only a few of these travelling shows on the road.

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Bushmen’s Carnivals, the Australian equivalent of American rodeos, originated in Northern New South Wales in the 1920s.
Australian rodeo continued to grow following WWII, and by September 1978 riders from the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia competed in the World Rodeo Titles there for prize money totaling $60,000. In 1982, an Australian Bushmen’s Carnival Association team competed in the North American Rodeo Commission’s championships in Denver, Colorado, finishing sixth overall.

Belt Buckle with Solid Leather Belt Combo
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Bull Riding is the most popular rodeo riding event and the most dangerous. A loose rope straps a man’s hand to a tonne of explosive power.  Because the cowboy never knows what the animal beneath him is going to do next, he must draw upon his sharpest mental and physical abilities when trying to conquer this twisting tornado. To keep his position and balance, a bull rider is constantly grabbing for new holds with his feet and continually pulling up on the rope.

Belt Buckles are also available in a Gift/Presentation Box

Get Discount on Belt Buckles, Leather Belts, Bolo Ties and more

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Belt Buckles  Leather Belts  Bolo Ties  Pendants  Leather Wallets

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Just an average of 1 email per month with a few extras around Christmas time

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We hope you visit our store often

Belt Buckles, Belt and Buckle Combos, Bolo Ties, Pendants and Leather Wallets

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To summarize the products we offer on our website, check below.  We are all stocked up ready to post same day if ordered before mid-day (AEST) or the next business day.  We only post within Australia with Free Postage ($8 extra for express)

Don’t forget our offer –  GET DISCOUNT (in menu at top of every web page)

Our range of Belt Buckles are CNC die-cast with quality sculpting detail and are removable.  Fitting up to 38mm wide Leather Belt.

Belt Buckles are also available in a gift/presentation box

We also have a range of Music Belt Buckles

Browse through our range of Belt Buckle and solid Leather Belt Combinations

We have many buckle themes, such as Celtic, Casino, Biker, Country, Rodeo and much more.

Traditionally, Bolo Ties are worn like any other necktie, with a collared shirt buttoned to the top and the tie firm to your neck.

Our Belts are genuine solid cowhide leather, available in plain black, plain classic brown and nail studded black

Genuine Cowhide Leather Wallets

Available in 3 colours – Black, Caramel and Coffee

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View Belt Buckles Celtic, Casino, Biker, Country and Rodeo

View Music Belt Buckles

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View Bolo Ties and Pendants

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Happy shopping and hope you continue to visit our store.

Banksia Products

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2012 Bushmaster Caravan Off Road 20’10” Bluegum with Control Rider Suspension

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Good condition, no stone chips. Hardly used. Has only traveled about 20,000 klms. Has never been off road except for grassy camping locations. Registered until 21st Feb 2021

*** NOW SOLD *** 

Private Sale – Selling due to change of lifestyle – $57450

   Van located at Bushmaster’s factory in Victoria – Phone Terry to arrange inspection 0408 194 481

Its sold but give Terry a call, he may have something that would suit – 0408 194 481

Tare weight: 2680
ATM: 3280
Wheels:  5 x 16″
Chassis: 150mm deep, full length of van and A-frame
Registered until 21st February 2021 (renewed 12th Feb 2020)
 
  • Sleeps 2 people – Queen size bed with plenty of storage under
  • Side tables each side of bed with cupboards under
  • Mirrored robe cupboards each side of bed for hanging clothes 
  • Full width overhead cupboards over bed head
  • Swivel Teac TV – AC or DC option with utility cupboard below
  • Kitchen granite coloured laminate bench top
  • Single stainless steel sink with filtered water tap and single mixer style main hot/cold tap
  • Swift 500 series LPG oven and griller
  • 3 LPG cook top burners plus 1 electric burner
  • Sharp carousel micro oven
  • Overhead kitchen cupboards with drawers and cupboards under bench top
  • Strip LED lighting under overhead cupboards and touch down lights on ceiling
  • Thetford 3 way refrigerator and freezer with controls at top
  • Slide-out pantry cupboard
  • cupboards above and below refrigerator
  • Dining triple foldout table leather cafe seating with drawers under
  • Full ensuite with separate generous shower and handheld shower rose on rail
  • Pivot shower screen door
  • Thetford china toilet suite with cassette access from exterior
  • Vanity with china basin and single hot/cold mixer style tap
  • Generous mirror above vanity
  • Overhead cupboards over mirror
  • Front loading Dometic washing machine
  • Ibis rooftop reverse cycle air conditioner with remote controls
  • Radio and CD player with speakers inside and out.
  • Smoke alarm
  • Dust vent
  • Suburban hot water heater with option of LPG or electric
  • Ample 240v and 12v power points
  • Mini slimline venetion blinds throughout
  • Roll out Dometic awning
  • Exterior 240v and 12v power point
  • Fold out BBQ shelf
  • Full width tunnel storage compartment at front
  • 2 tunnel storage compartments at rear
  • 2 x 95L water storage
  • Spare wheel and cover
  • Control Rider suspension
  • Camera at rear
  • 120 watt solar panel
  • Prostar-30 solar charge controller 
  • Electro12V 30 amp 3 stage switch mode battery charger
  • 2 x 12V house batteries
  • 2 x 8.5 kg LPG bottles
  • Electric brake safe    
Van located at Bushmaster’s factory in Victoria – Phone Terry to arrange inspection 0408 194 481

Great Deals on Leather Belt/Buckle Combos, Bolo Ties and Buckles

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Browse through our range of belt buckle and solid leather belt combinations. We have many buckle themes, such as Celtic, Casino, Biker, Country, Rodeo and much more. All are removable, fitted to a genuine solid leather belt.

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Bolo Tie with Gift Box – Price from $39 with FREE POSTAGE within Australia

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Worn with class and confidence, a traditionally worn bolo tie will accent your suit or outfit. Traditionally, bolo ties are worn like any other necktie, with a collared shirt buttoned to the top and the tie firm to your neck.  These accessories are great for any party, wedding or business event. It adds a country flair to any formal outfit that won’t go unnoticed.

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Belt Buckles with Gift Boxes are a great way to present a gift for friends or loved ones

Price $29 with FREE POSTAGE within Australia

Don’t forget our offer –  GET DISCOUNT (in menu at top of every web page)

Happy shopping and hope you continue to visit our store

Banksia Products

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Belt Buckles and Bolo Ties with a Gift/Presentation Box

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With Christmas just around the corner, we have introduced our Belt Buckles and Bolo Ties with a Gift/Presentation Box, which is the perfect gift idea at Christmas for friends and loved ones.

ALL ON SALE NOW !!  with FREE POSTAGE within Australia

Belt Buckles with Gift/ Presentation Box on Sale Now @ $27

We have many themes, such as Celtic, Casino, Country, Biker, Rodeo and much more.

All our Buckles fit up to 38mm Solid Leather Belts available in Plain Classic Brown, Plain Black and Nail Studded Black

Bolo Ties with Gift/Presentation Box on Sale Now from $30 

Traditionally, bolo ties are worn like any other necktie, with a collared shirt buttoned to the top and the tie firm to your neck.  These accessories are great for any party, wedding or business event. It adds a country flair to any formal outfit that won’t go unnoticed.

We hope you continue to visit our store.

BANKSIA PRODUCTS

info@banksiaproducts.com.au