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Garden Visit FREE

Time: June 15, 2014 from 10am to 12:30pm
Location: Gayle D's garden
Street: Address sent out to those who RSVP'd 10.06.14
City/Town: Bridgeman Downs
Phone: Gayle 0402 005 873
Event Type: garden visit free
Organized By: Lissa 0414 445 581
Latest Activity: Jun 16, 2014

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Event Description

Garden Visit this month will be with one of our regulars, Gayle D at Bridgeman Downs.

From Gayle:

Garden is part habitat (natives, pond) and part edibles - fruit and vegetables.  Bamboo in pots. It's a suburban garden with many challenges. I started 3 years ago with a barren garden - couch grass and neatly trimmed hedges. Lots of microclimates that change through the seasons. It's very windy. It's a cut and fill site so clay like concrete in 2/3 and clay like dust in the other 1/3.

Flat garden (for walking) but there is a short and steep driveway. 

I have undercover table and seating for 20+ people. And extra portable tables.  Children are ok but need to be supervised. We will need to walk through the fenced pool area to get from one part of the garden to another.

Plenty of street parking.

EXTRA! Darren will be bringing along his drum gardens on the day and showing others how to make their own.

Address has been sent to those who RSVP'd. Ph Lissa 0414 445 581 if late entry and need address. All welcome.

Children welcome but must be supervised by their parents.

Please bring a small plate of food to share for morning tea and any produce, plants or seeds you have spare for sharing or swapping.

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Comment by Lissa on June 16, 2014 at 4:46

I left behind a thick marker pen also Gayle. If you could pass that back next time I see you please. I lose one nearly every GV and they're expensive.

Comment by GayleD on June 15, 2014 at 21:37

Andy, here's another one courtesy of the old real estate ads.  All that grass! And so tidy.

We were talking this morning about photos and how we should take "before" and "after" photos - always mean to, never do.  But they can be good when you get despondent about how much more there is to do.It was a good day - we were lucky with the weather.And there were a couple of small forks left behind - owners can send me a message to claim them. 

Comment by Lissa on June 15, 2014 at 17:57

Big thank you to Gayle and her lovely family for making us all so welcome. Thank you to Darren for bringing along his drum gardens and enthusiasm. Hopefully we can entice you to do a short workshop on solar cookers Darren.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 15, 2014 at 17:52

I'll do a report shortly with photos.  I'm glad you posted the "before" shot of your front yard - wow! you should be proud of the changes. 

Comment by Christine Cox on June 15, 2014 at 15:07

Lovely morning at Gayle's place vegies all thriving, thanks again Gayle I had a lovely time  with all our like minded friends, the morning  was just too short. Darren's drum gardens were food for thought, I need something like that.

Comment by Lissa on June 15, 2014 at 5:13

Hope you can make it Vanessa but sounds like you might be sleeping. The kids will let you sleep in?

Comment by Vanessa Thompson on June 15, 2014 at 2:04

 o shivers.... was just finishing off some research/reading [lost track of time, its now 2:06am] and double shivers, thought id check to see where i have to drive tomorrow today! and ummmm i didnt realise how far i have to travel... if im up for the trip in a few hours time, i'll be there with bells on, but ah if im still counting Zzzzz's - im sorry! didnt make it. VALERIE IF I DONT MAKE IT, ILL TAKE A DRIVE TO SEE YOU OR SEE YOU AT THE NEXT VISIT. ?????? 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 12, 2014 at 20:02

It's one hell of a trip but I should be there (provided I actually wake up).  Got the day right, got the week right, got the address.  If I miss this one, you can all officially laugh at me.  

Comment by Lissa on June 12, 2014 at 5:35

No worries Susan, I have PM'd you the address. It will show up in your Inbox. Hope you can make it. Yuck to the marking. Had to do much of it during the years I was training and am completely over it. Feel for you.

Comment by Susan on June 11, 2014 at 21:39

Hi Lissa, was wondering if you could email me the address.  I'm not sure if I will make it (very busy time of year for a teacher) but if I need some stress relief after marking 150 papers, this will be just the thing I need.

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