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GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 26-7-2020

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GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 26-7-2020

Time: July 26, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Address has been sent 6.40pm Friday 24th
City/Town: Park Ridge South
Phone: 0407691485
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: Jul 27

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SUNDAY  26th July 10.00am TO 12.00pm

This will be a CHRISTMAS IN JULY Party - GV

The address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profile

Here at Park Ridge South it has been mostly bereft of green for a while now. This is obviously similar to your own gardening conditions, but while most of our members are gardening on an average sized house block we are a lot more spread out. While we have nearly 6 acres, we only garden within proximity of our house, but it still difficult to keep everything alive in dry times. Summer always brings a big change to what we try to grow. Plants must be able to survive in full sun, and a good watering twice a week if time permits. So we are currently only growing eggplant, sweetcorn, tomatoes, ginger, turmeric, galangal, italian fryer  capsicums, yakon, and rosella as well as other things which are ready to be picked like spring onions, leeks, beetroot, etc.

We also have number of fruit trees, but not all of them are producing much fruit at the moment. On the up side we have two avocado still hanging on our dwarf tree, and the carob tree has a few very dry looking pods hanging on.

We grow mostly in containers - old baths, laundry tubs, chaff sacks, PVC tubes, wheelie bins, a mixture of wicking beds and non wicking. My soil is very sandy, shallow and gutless. I use lots of horse manure  to get decent results.

We have a good sized undercover area and loads of chairs. It is likely to be hot here, so wear a hat. You are able to use the pool if you wish but ONLY supervised children will be allowed in the pool area.

If you want to take part in our tomato tasting event, you will need to bring along some tomatoes for us to compare. At the moment it looks like we will have a couple of home grown varieties and we will get a couple of supermarket types.

Roger has now had some rain, not a lot but some to keep things going.

Children welcome but must be supervised by parents at all times.

Please bring a small plate of Festive Food or Drink to share, and any plants, produce or seed that you would like to share, swap or sell. Also if you would like to bring along a small gift to swap please do so. If you are bringing children you may like to bring one for them as well

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.


It's easy. Check HERE read the blurb and message Dianne

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Comment by Doug Hanning on July 26, 2020 at 16:52

Just wanted to say thanks Roger and Brenda for the tour and the hat. Ive been involved in many groups over the years and this is one of the most welcoming and inclusive of all of them. Most groups welcome you and go back to their little groups. So well done to the group and look forward to hosting my own gv later on the year.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on July 25, 2020 at 19:55

Hi Doug, have just sent you a the address in your mail box here, Cheer, Dianne

Comment by Doug Hanning on July 25, 2020 at 18:13

Hey Dianne, 

  • I never recieved the email with the address for tomorrow. Could you or anyone else send it to me, either here or via facebook or sms 0411480266.
  • Thanks
Comment by Dianne Caswell on July 25, 2020 at 16:27

We have waited long enough,


See you there with Bells on...Dianne

Comment by Sophie on July 25, 2020 at 10:02

Great thanks Dianne, I will bring some for you :)

Comment by Dianne Caswell on July 24, 2020 at 18:47

Sophie, I would love some Sour Dough Starter

Comment by Dianne Caswell on July 24, 2020 at 18:45

Address has been sent 6.40pm Friday 24th, Please Message me here or SMS me on 0407691485 if you haven't received the email I have sent out to you..Thanks so Much..It will be great to see you all... Dianne

Comment by Sophie on July 23, 2020 at 9:40

Hi Dianne, good to hear you are on the mend xx would be great seeing you soon

Comment by Dianne Caswell on July 21, 2020 at 17:18

Good Afternoon Everyone, Well I am finally out of hospital after my Emergency Surgery 3 to 4 weeks ago, time flies when you are doped up on Morphine. I'm not my old self yet but hope to be by the time our long awaited GV at Roger & Brenda's takes place.

It will be great to see everyone after such a long hiatus. It will be Fun. Thanks again to everyone for your kind thoughts.

Comment by Sophie on July 21, 2020 at 15:08

Thanks so much Andy. 

Let me know if someone wants sourdough starter & I can prepare in advance!

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