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Time: June 12, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
Location: GayleD's at Bridgeman Downs
Street: Address has been sent out by email, on Wed 8th at 7.45am
City/Town: Bridgeman Downs
Phone: 0407691485
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2016

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Come and visit GayleD's Garden at Bridgeman Downs

This is a suburban garden with native sections for wildlife, flowers for the birds and bees, edibles for all, 2 above ground ponds. Bamboo in pots for shade. Lemon, avocado and fig trees in pots. Minimal grassed area, and a pool which I dream of turning into a massive underground water tank. Flat site with a sloped driveway. 
Parts of the garden will be quite different to the way it was at the last GV. A housing development in the field behind means that the back retaining wall has gone which will change how light, wind, rain and water-runoff affect much of the garden.
New microclimates to discover and create.  We have also gained several inches of ground and access to the back of the garden shed for climbers.  Lizards need to find new homes. Possums need to find new pathways.
The coffee machine will be on.

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.

Thank You so much GayleD for hosting this GV.


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Comment by Lissa on June 13, 2016 at 4:59

Roger - I moved your comment over to the GV report. You can respond there.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 12, 2016 at 18:53

Hi Roger, I have added Photos and Report for today on the GROUPS then Garden Visits site. You will  find Discussions listed on the left hand side. Lovely to see Brenda come along today...

Comment by Roger Clark on June 12, 2016 at 18:01

Thanks Gayle and hubbie for putting on another interesting garden visit. The hospitality was first class as was the great food offerings available. Gayle, you have made good use of your good soil and have an interesting array of plants and growing methods for all to see. I especially liked the chance to talk to chat to everyone about their gardens and ideas. Loved the choko based savoury and sweet titbits that James brought along, they were very tasty and it just shows what can be done to a fairly ordinary tasting vegetable with a little bit of enthusiasm and ingenuity. Thanks to all who brought along such a good array of items to giveaway. I opted for (would you believe), a white choko. a green choko, (and some chillies). Lissa, I managed to kill the last white choko that you gave me (so much for a green thumb). I will treat this one with a little more care and attention.   

Comment by Lissa on June 12, 2016 at 13:00

Sorry to hear that girls. Get well soon.

Comment by Sophie on June 12, 2016 at 9:44
Hope you feel better very soon Susanne. I'm also crook - see you next time. Happy GV!
Comment by Susanne on June 12, 2016 at 9:18
I'm so sorry I won't be there, my cold is freshening up so I'm restricting myself to home duties this morning. I'm not sharing...
Comment by Phil on June 12, 2016 at 8:10

I also have some curry leaf seedlings to give away as they came up in an unexpected part of the garden all in a bunch. I suspect the sower was a mouse.

Comment by Lissa on June 12, 2016 at 7:29

Forgot to mention - I would really appreciate some fresh eggs if anyone has some to spare.

Comment by Lissa on June 12, 2016 at 7:21

Ok - going to need someone with a strong arm to cut the pumpkin up into pieces. It was all I could do to cut it in half.

Have a largish potted Rosemary needs a good home. It had rooted itself into the ground so needs removing from the pot and planting asap.

An icecream bucket full of beautiful mid heat chillies from the bush I cut back. Good for chilli jam etc.

Aibika cuttings.

Dragonfruit cuttings.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 11, 2016 at 9:42

Thanks so Much Cathie, see you tomorrow.

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