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GARDEN VISIT - FREE

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GARDEN VISIT - FREE

Time: February 6, 2016 from 10am to 12:30pm
Location: Dave Rileys garden
Street: ADDRESS SENT TO THOSE WHO HAVE/WILL RSVP 02.02.16
City/Town: Beachmere
Phone: 0414445581 Lissa
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Lissa
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2016

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SATURDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 10AM

We're invitied to revisit Dave Rileys garden in the sandy Beachmere area.

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WHO'S UP FOR LUNCH AT A LOCAL EATERY AFTERWARDS?

PLS ADVISE LISSA OF NUMBERS ON THE DAY.

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From Dave about his garden:

Last time we visited my garden it was April. This time around we get to touch base in the warmth of Summer with the Green Thumb Challenge of whether the garden greenery survives the heat.

My garden is a large vegey patch primarily growing annuals. Underneath is sand: the beach stuff -- yellow and sterile...and very porous.

The garden is 7 years old.

To keep water in the hard fought for topsoil the garden is watered by dinner-plate-covered Terracotta Pots and mulched with a succession of grass clippings.

Over the past few months, the garden has been remodeled into a series of mounds of various sizes -- one pot per mound  -- and the planting out of the whole space has been completed. 

Other hardware in the mix are overhead lines  and handrails  to support climbing plants.

By the time of the visit, the garden should be dotted with Pigeon Peas and the criss cross of aerial  lines covered in various climbers. For ground cover  I use a lot of Pig Face (Carpobrotus glaucescens ) which I harvest, chop up and bury in my mounds. 

The ground and approaches are flat but walkers need to watch where they step as the paths are  uneven.

Plenty of on street parking.

With my visit coming up, here is a visitor's map for Beachmere that suits a weekend tour.

Help the local horse crowd and buy some manure to take home...

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IT'S GOOD TO HAVE A VARIETY OF PEOPLE REPORTING ON THESE GV'S TO GIVE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES. LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER TO TAKE SOME PHOTOS ON THE DAY AND WRITE UP A REPORT IN THEIR OWN WORDS. ANY ONE LIKE TO OFFER? 

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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 want to share, swap or sell.

RSVP required for the address to be sent closer to the date to the email address you nominated when you joined.

Late attendees welcome. Message Lissa or phone 0414 445 581 on the day for the address.

WANT TO HOST A GV OF YOUR OWN?

It's easy. Check HERE read the blurb and contact Lissa.

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Comment by Nova & Carl Robertson on February 7, 2016 at 7:52

Thank you Dave, we had an enjoyable morning. Sorry we had to leave early but the little one was sleepy. It was a good insight into what can be done to over come sandy soil to achieve success.

Comment by Mark Braz on February 6, 2016 at 20:16

a great day I must say.

Olivia had a ball,  GV,swim, snacks and hot choc, what more can you pack into a Saturday. If I can make it work for a little girl and enjoy it myself that has to be a win win folks. Back to basic's for the kids to learn ,  ( and alot of adults in the world need to catch on) and we all move forward. Thankyou all.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on February 6, 2016 at 20:06

My Rozie says it's Manflu.  I reckon it is Denghai Fever.  

Comment by Lissa on February 6, 2016 at 17:26

Hey Gayle - sorry had already left by the time your message came through. I didn't bring anything home to share :/ but you are more than welcome to come raid my garden for Cup from Above.

Comment by Lissa on February 6, 2016 at 17:08

Sorry to hear your both sick fellas. Get well soon.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on February 6, 2016 at 16:27

Sorry I missed it too.  Didn't want to spread the flu.  

Comment by Michael Hoff on February 6, 2016 at 10:41

Sorry will not be attending as I have a bad head cold and I don't want to spread it around.

Have a great day!

Comment by GayleD on February 6, 2016 at 8:33

Sorry folks, I'm not going to make it today.

If there are any left-over cuttings or seedlings, especially soil-building plants like comfrey, legumes etc, the new community garden at Cup from Above at Aspley would love them.  I can pick up from someone local - Lissa? 

Comment by Lissa on February 6, 2016 at 8:06

Thanks Phil. I've sent you and Rob an urgent PM also.

Will also bring some Elderfower Cordial and Elderflower cuttings.

Comment by Phil on February 6, 2016 at 7:21

Add another person Lissa....

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