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GARDEN VISIT - GayleD's, Bridgeman Downs

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GARDEN VISIT - GayleD's, Bridgeman Downs

Time: January 20, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Address sent out 7.51am Friday 18th
City/Town: Bridgeman Downs
Phone: 0407691485 Dianne after Jan 14th
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: Jan 18, 2019

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Address sent out 7.51am Friday 18th

SUNDAY Sunday 20th January 10.00am TO 12.00pm

The address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profile.

Gayle's garden:  For those who haven’t been before, this is a flat suburban block with a short steep driveway, although now there is an alternate route if you find walking up slopes difficult. Plenty of street parking. The garden is not fenced so if you bring small children, you’ll need to watch them.

The verge garden continues to evolve with some of the initial tubestock now grown into substantial plants. I’ll have printouts of the BCC verge planting guidelines on the day.

The garden itself is a mix of native plants, birdbaths and 2 ponds for the wildlife, birds, bees, butterflies etc, plus flowers, fruit trees, vegetables and herbs. Very little grass. I have a thing about pathways and sitting places – and repurposing. There are several worm farms – a worm café, in ground towers, and little rotters from Kookaburra worm farms.

The palm trees that were behind the pool tank have been removed which has given me a new space to grow plants. However, the solid clay soil mixed with stones is a challenge and the self-watering pots are back in use. Some of the stones have gone into a new gabion cube to make a garden seat.

The last house in the estate over the back fence has finally been built so hopefully no more water flooding through. I am hoping to be rid of the garden shed by 20 January, and the slab will become the new potting area. 

Children welcome but must be supervised by parents at all times.

Please bring a small plate of food or drink to share and any plants, produce or seed that you would like to share, swap or sell.

It is always a good idea to bring along a chair as we do sometimes have more visitors than chairs available at GV gardens.

RSVP required so that the address can be sent to you closer to the date. The email address you nominated when you joined will be used. Please update this if it has changed.

Late attendees welcome. Message Dianne or phone 0407691485 on the day for the address.

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Comment by Dianne Caswell on January 18, 2019 at 7:57

The Address for Gayle's GV on Sunday has been sent at 7.51am Friday 18th. Hope to see a good roll up. Please if you have not received your email with address, either email me from your inbox on BLF or SMS me on 0407691485. See you there. Thanks so much.. Dianne

Comment by GayleD on January 13, 2019 at 13:35

certainly is Andy.  Valerie, I'd love some runners too if you have enough.

The garden shed went this morning so I have a whole new garden area to play in.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 12, 2019 at 20:59

and this is why garden visits are so wonderful!!!! 

Comment by Christa on January 12, 2019 at 20:45

Valerie, I would love some Lowanna runners if you can spare some.  I will bring some cuttings of odds and ends and ornamental cuttings.

Comment by GayleD on January 11, 2019 at 21:58

I'll be digging up some queensland arrowroot this week if anyone wants any of that.  

Comment by Valerie on January 11, 2019 at 20:30

No, the more the merrier. 

Anybody interested in strawberry plants? Mine are shooting lots of babies. Some Lowana and some brought at my last open garden. 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 10, 2019 at 21:57

I'm going to throw in one of my terramins (think terrarium without a lid) for the raffle as well.  Unless you think your thing is enough Valerie - in which case I'll hold off for another month. 

Comment by Valerie on January 8, 2019 at 13:11

I am preparing something to bring as a raffle prize ;)

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on December 19, 2018 at 21:15

Gayle garden is always wonderful - alas will still be in Perth sorting family matters ! have fun everyone

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on December 18, 2018 at 13:40

Lovely garden, well worth the visit. 

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