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GARDEN VISIT - and talk on the  Propagation and Growing of Figs

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GARDEN VISIT - and talk on the  Propagation and Growing of Figs

Time: April 28, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Address will be sent closer event
City/Town: North Lakes
Phone: 0407691485
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago

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SUNDAY Sunday 28th April 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

Michael has written up a little about his garden -

I live on a small [420m2] flat block with a 3 bedroom house on it so there is not much room for the garden.  As the ground is harder than the middle of the nearby freeway I garden in self-watering pots.  Some pots are commercial types and others I have made into self-watering.

There are 31 pots for vegetables and flowers and 27 for fruit trees.  My daughter wants a Hibiscus hedge so I am growing a number of cuttings for her.  I enjoy propagating from cuttings.

I have 5 varieties of Fig, White Adriatic, Brown Turkey, Conadria Red, Genoa White and Genoa Black.  Figs are easy to grow and propagate and have two fruiting seasons a year.  As well as the figs there are sub-tropical trees like Grumichama, Jaboticaba, a Peanut butter tree and many more.

The front garden is much as it was when I purchased the house.  Except I had half of the garden removed and then found that after breaking my hip I can no longer reach the ground to replant it.  I’ll do something about it in winter.

Numbers are limited due to the small space.  Currently there is seating for 7 on the back patio, but more can be added.  Tea, coffee and cold water will be supplied.  I am on the corner opposite a park with BBQ if you wish to picnic after.

Michael will be giving a little talk on the  Propagation and Growing of Figs.

PLEASE NOTE - This GV will be limited to the first 12 Members as Michael has limited space available for seating.

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.

WANT TO HOST A GV OF YOUR OWN?

It's easy. Check HERE read the blurb and message Dianne

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Comment by Dianne Caswell on January 14, 2019 at 12:22

Hi Everyone, Back from China and ready for a big new year of wonderful Garden Visits. There are still months on the calendar for you to join in on hosting your own GV, it's simple just send a Personal email through your BLF Inbox to Dianne with the dates you would like to host.

Michael has asked me to change his date from June to April as June is turning out to be a busy month for him.

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