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Time: September 18, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Dianne's Garden
Phone: 0407691485 Dianne
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2016

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Event Description


Graham and I would like to welcome BLF Members & Guests to visit our garden.

I am a Moon Gardener and try to follow the different phases of the Moon to get all my Garden Tasks done I enjoy the principles of this Age Old System of Farming, Fishing and Gardening. I also believe in growing Companion Plants and Beneficial Insect Plants throughout my garden. The Native Bees feel very much at home here with the Blue Tongues and other Native Marsupials.

I am an Old Fashioned Gardener though I am beginning to use more modern techniques as I progress with my Vegetable Garden. I grow many of my Plants, Fruit Trees and Kitchen Garden Herbs in Terracotta Pots. It works for me. I also grow Many Salvias, Cottage Plants and Roses. You will find many Vegetables and Herbs growing in with the Roses and in the Cottage Garden.

We have a little Parking in the yard, though there is plenty of Street Parking. The Terrain is mostly flat and even, though there is a path that has a few ups and downs, the result of tree roots that would like to live inside with us.

It has proved popular for some of our members to go and share a meal nearby after the GV. I am in the process of enquiring about going for lunch to the very popular Vietnamese Restaurant in Inala. You would possibly be able to visit the Asian Market whilst there. It is so popular; I hear the food is excellent and not too badly priced.

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 Valerie on September 25, 2016 at 19:59

This was lunch the day after the GV. Duck egg (Oh so creamy) with shallow fried kale (Oh so yummy), feta and some tomatoes from my own garden. Thank you everybody for the goodies and inspiration. I loved the liquor and the cheeses on the day too.

Comment by Susanne on September 19, 2016 at 15:42
Wonderful garden visit, each plant named with the date when planted... Awesome!! and on beautiful slate nameplates!!
All those different varieties of mint, still can't get over them. Thank-you Dianne for allowing me to take cuttings of the stone and ginger varieties.
Will beg a cutting from your second variety of Vietnamese mint (pepper) when it comes out of its winter sleep.

Oh to be so organised and have those lovely garden rooms and your double fenced courtyard adjacent to the garden work area yet a world apart. So very well organised ... sophisticated entertaining to farm yard a fence apart.
I loved visiting your garden a treat for all the senses.
Comment by Roger Clark on September 19, 2016 at 7:11

Diane and Graham, thanks for your hospitality yesterday, it was a great garden visit. Your garden is a wonderful example of what can be done on a typical suburban sized block, if you are prepared to work hard. What was also very impressive was the planning that Dianne does to provide the optimum growing conditions for each individual planting. Thanks everyone for your friendliness and the great food on offer it was also good to see newcomers there.

Comment by Sophie on September 19, 2016 at 7:02
Dianne, I've been dreaming about that blue cheese!!!!
Comment by Lissa on September 19, 2016 at 4:57

Glad it was such a success and very sorry to have missed it.

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on September 18, 2016 at 18:26

Thanks Sophie, they weren't nasturtums she came here with, must be the violas, will check on line to make sure before I eat any of them.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 18, 2016 at 17:47

GREAT GV!  I am hastling My Rozie to do the pix.  Garden is amazing Dianne!

Comment by Sophie on September 18, 2016 at 17:02
Dianne & Graham, wow what an amazing garden/art/botanical master piece! So enjoyable and relaxing, chatting in the different "rooms", love it.

& Thanks Roger for the pomegranate, Rob for the native raspberry & Darren for the pigeonpea - a total win, they were all on my wishlist!

Cheryl - do you mean the little violas Valerie brought? I'm not sure about striking but she said they are tasty in salads. I brought the nasturtiums - you can just bury in soil and water them for first week and they should take
Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on September 18, 2016 at 16:01

Hi Dianne, Hope you can help - Chris said Sophie had cuttings on the table which had small flowers on it - do you know what it was and also how you get it to strike (potting mix or water?)

Comment by Phil on September 18, 2016 at 8:44

Still not feeling the best today so won't be able to make it. Hope you are feeling better than I do Dianne and the weather is okay round your way.

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