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Time: December 10, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Mary-Ann's Garden
Street: Address has been sent 5.30am Fri 8th
City/Town: Dayboro
Phone: 0407691485 Dianne
Event Type: free garden visit/christmas party
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2017

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SUNDAY December 10th 10.00am TO 12.00pm + time for BBQ lunch


Mary-Ann has written a little about her garden: 

so excited to be able to host this years Xmas garden visit – please bring a long anything for the swap table and 1 wrapped xmas gift per person with a gardening theme to the value of $10 ,  chairs , hats drinks( tea coffee water provided) , morning tea ,salad if staying for lunch and come enjoy some country hospitality and stunning views.


5 acres of gentle slopes on the lower reaches of the Mt Mee section of the d”Agular Range, still in development al stages. Aim for self sufficiency and sustainability . In 2 .5 years taken part of a weed infested undeveloped ex dairy farm and , built an eco house , planted out 248 assorted fruit trees, fenced,built and stocked three chook pens. .built  trellises for  chokos passionfruit   kiwi fruit squash gourds, grapes, beans marrows and cucumbers, created watering systems  dams, swails .  One floral garden and the rest for unusual and ordinary edibles.  Greenhouse and white house for climate and pest control with  some IBCs awaiting conversion for aquaponics ... There are wicking buckets, raised beds , open beds, a food forest is being established on the North eastern slopes yams cassava pumpkins gourds and squash. Pests are fruit fly, hares and cobblers pegs ! crows and rats get melons and  pumpkins .   Collect rainwater in our 285000 litre tank and use a water recycle system. Make cow poo and weed tea  solar array generate power and hot water.  Reuse recycle and compost most waste here. We will BBQ some samples of the local butchers 58 varieties of sausage  at lunch time. So bring chairs hats drinks, morning tea ,salad if staying for lunch and come enjoy some country hospitality and stunning views. Please be extremely careful if you have children with you – the fences have a secondary strand of wire that is ELECTRIC. 

Please bring a along a plate of  Festive food or drink to share. A small Gift of around $10 value, 1 gift per person and any plants, produce or seeds that you would like to share, swap or sell.

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

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.


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

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Comment by Sophie on December 20, 2017 at 11:21

Thank you so much Mary-Ann and Colin for your hospitality. What a special spot you have there! So much growing, my eyes were popping! All the best for the new year :)

Comment by DARREN JAMES on December 11, 2017 at 21:15

Thanks for a great day ,its always so good to come to your garden and catch up with you both and the other blf members oh and as for the snags yummo !

Comment by nina on December 11, 2017 at 8:20

Hello Mary-Ann and Colin

Thank you both for such a wonderful morning. 

What a fantastic garden ! So many things I have not seen/heard of before so great education too.

So appreciate the time you spent organising the delicious lunch and drinks.

Thanks Colin for the cuttings. My aim is to reproduce your elderflower cordial...will keep you posted !


Comment by Andrew Cumberland on December 10, 2017 at 20:08

I bet it was fabulous!  Thanks Mary-Ann and Colin.  

Comment by Lissa on December 10, 2017 at 17:21

Thank you to Mary-Ann and Colin for hosting AND putting on a bang-up lunch! Those sausages are the best (and all gluten free). 

Your garden has had a lot done to it with new raised beds etc since I was last there. Very productive. Loving the big shade house.

Thank you both again :)

Comment by GayleD on December 10, 2017 at 8:45

Sorry Mary-Ann can't make it today.  Would have loved to have seen your work.  I hope you all have a great day.  Gayle

Comment by Dianne Caswell on December 10, 2017 at 6:41

Have a Wonderful time today at Mary-Ann and Colin's GV everyone and please think of having a GV at your place next year. I need to fill the calendar. We would love to visit some of the gardens of our new members or perhaps members gardens that have matured or had some recent changes. 

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.... Much Love and Best Wishes... Dianne

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on December 8, 2017 at 6:19

yay its nearly time for Garden visit and PARTY - anyone coming on Saturday afternoon or to stay Sunday night - we still have two double beds spare and a double pull down futon and a media room lounge that converts to a double bed !!! Saturday night is Santa coming to town at the Dayboro show grounds ! usually an awesome night as well !!!!! If you are arriving early please message me so we can leave the gates open .. if anyone has spare newspapers or pineapple tops they dont need we are always looking for them  thanks - so excited for the weekend ! 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on December 8, 2017 at 5:47

Good Morning Everyone,

The address for Mary-Ann & Colin's GV has been send out to you.

Could I please ask that some of you take along your cameras take some nice pics and if one of you could please write the report for me and post on site.

Sorry I won't be there, but will be in spirit. 

Merry Christmas from Graham & Dianne

Comment by Lissa on December 6, 2017 at 4:52

Very sorry to hear about your health issues Dianne. Wishing you a speedy recover. Keep us posted :)

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