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Garden Visit FREE

Time: July 19, 2014 from 10am to 12:30pm
Location: Manly West
Street: Address sent to those who RSVP'd 13.07.14
City/Town: Manly West
Phone: Lissa 0414 445 581
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Lissa
Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2014

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This months GV will be at Susan Haywards garden.

Susan's words:

I grow many varieties of fruit trees, some only just starting but have some established plants.  I also have self wicking beds for vegetables and am building my own wetpot system for the herb patch - hopefully it will be well established by the time everyone comes.

Ground is completely flat but there are about 5 stairs to get up to the house.

Plenty of on street parking. 

We'll have about 15 chairs available to sit on and a covered area set up.

Children are welcome but must be supervised by their parents.

Please bring a small plate of food or drink to share plus any seed, produce etc that you would like to share, swap or sell.

Street address will be provided to those who RSVP closer to the date.

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Comment by Lissa on July 20, 2014 at 5:18

Big thank you to Susan and Francis and the kids for having us around :)

You have fitted so many wonderful things into your little block Susan, without making any of it look cramped. Very inspiring.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on July 19, 2014 at 22:12

I'm sorry I missed it. 

Comment by Vanessa Thompson on July 19, 2014 at 21:19

cant wait to see some pics, ill imagine, that i was there, while being jelly much heehee. Glad all went well and that today's weather, was a nice day for everyone. {i had a lovely day, dozing in and out of sleep, watching DvDs and spending time, actually talking on the phone, instead of just quick txt's or facebooking family. lol.} ...August visit!!! i have to make it too!!!

Comment by Susan on July 19, 2014 at 17:44

It was my pleasure guys.  I really loved sharing the garden with people who appreciate it.  My family and friends aren't into gardening.  Thanks Suzanne for the marmalade, have already cracked open a jar and am having marmalade on toast for dinner (kids are having marinated chicken wings and rice, but I think my dinner is better).  I have already put the Chokos and the orchids in the ground.  Am figuring out a place for the pigeon pea plants.

Comment by Valerie on July 19, 2014 at 15:21

Thank you Susan. It was nice to have such a lovely break from work and the kids really enjoyed themselves. Your garden is very inspirational. Thanks everybody for sharing all the lovely produce, especially the marmalade.

Some photos in a separate discussion. I leave it to someone else to do the report. I must go back to the grind...

Comment by Susanne on July 19, 2014 at 14:58
Thank-you Susan for opening your garden to us.
Loved the way you've arranged your garden to fit in so many varieties of food crops in the different wicking beds. Then there are all the fruit trees and passionfruit vine producing happily and lots of herbs, yet still room for roses, lavender and annual flowers.
Great to see the chooks and dog sharing the yard peaceably and still plenty of play room for the children.
The overall picture is of a pretty cottage style family home in an attractive functional food producing garden.
Well done, I had a lovely morning, thank you and please especially thank your family for their hospitality.
Comment by Lissa on July 19, 2014 at 5:37

Sorry to hear some can't make it. Vanessa - hope you get well soon. Joseph - have sent you the address. Michael - your daughter is very welcome...especially if she is bringing cakes! Darren - will take some Sweet Leaf cuttings for you before I go and you can have the Yam plant that was given to me.

Still a good turn up of people expected! See you all there.

Comment by Susan on July 18, 2014 at 23:32
Sorry to here you can't make it (Andrew, Vanessa, Valerie). I've been snowed under with work to and haven't had time to log in here. Can't wait to see everyone -> I just hope weather cooperates :)
Comment by Valerie on July 18, 2014 at 19:20

Sorry snowed under with work. Won't be able to come either. :-(

Comment by Vanessa Thompson on July 18, 2014 at 19:18

doesnt look like i am going to make it tomorrow! - just got back from the doctors and im stuck on bed rest! high blood pressure, shakes, blurry vision and sore everything! is not a good combo {after getting told off} just finished dinner, in bed and not even sure why im online, i barely read the words LOL but had to check in! {garden visit would most likely help me, but i dont think i should drive with this blurry vision and hubby is too bizzy to drive me moro.} ...

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