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Time: November 6, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Roger's Garden
City/Town: Park Ridge South, In Logan Shire
Phone: 0407691485 Dianne
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2016

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Event Description


From Roger- Roger and Brenda have lived on 5 acres at Park Ridge 35 years +. Roger has always had an interest in growing things and over the years there have been many garden sites, some failures and successes.


Experiments with ideas gained from media and garden visits, have been dabbled in, with varying degrees of success. Growing in sacks in a new sunnier garden site has been successful and expanded on. The use of wicking beds tried on both small and larger scales. Roger also grows some root veges in PVC tubes using potting mix, after trying to grow in raised garden beds  failed. Possums, Wallabies and Rodents has also had to be addressed.

Roger grows most of his veges and a few fruit trees in containers, baths, laundry tubs, pots, and raised beds. He can control soil, growing conditions and water requirements easier than growing in his poor soil available at Park Ridge.

This soil is shallow, sandy, water repellent, and devoid of humus. A lot of the block is undeveloped bush which was originally "selectively cleared". The block is a battle axe shape, with a long drive way opening up to a rectangular shape. The driveway slopes uphill to the top of the land where parking is spread out. Watch for the PARKING > signs. The house is at the top of the hill and the land slopes gently away again to a back paddock that occasionally houses the neighbour's horses. Walking is easy, mind the sharp edges of cut off star pickets which hold up the raised garden edges.  A covered veranda at the side of the house is where the giveaway and nibbles / tea and coffee tables will be set up. Around 20 chairs available.

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 November 5, 2016 at 17:39

A bit last minute but if anybody is coming from Northern suburbs I'd love a lift pretty please. I can meet you part of the way

Comment by Dianne Caswell on November 4, 2016 at 5:50

Good Morning, ADDRESS SENT 5.45AM FRIDAY 4/11, Any late RSVP's please SMS Dianne on 0407691485 for address. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. 

Comment by Susanne on November 4, 2016 at 1:18
I thought I could come but I have a prior and ongoing commitment to 'fruitful suburbs' and it is Sunday morning as well.
Sorry I cannot come, next time :)
Comment by Lissa on October 28, 2016 at 5:42

So looking forward to finally seeing your property Roger but will be in the throes of packing. Hopefully you will have another next year that I can come to.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 12, 2016 at 18:51

I am sure this is going to be a very interesting GV. I have wanted to see Roger's Sack Plantings for a long time. Also I am interested in growing Root Crops in tubs and here I will see how it is done.

Thank You Roger for hosting this GV.

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