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Time: June 11, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Sophie's Garden
City/Town: Coorparoo
Phone: 0407691485 Dianne
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2017

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Event Description

SUNDAY JUNE 11th 10.00am TO 12.00pm

Sophie has written a piece about her Garden;

We have lived here for 3 years, but the garden only really started taking off Feb 2016 (after a few false starts). Started from scratch with pretty much no garden skills or knowledge but with plenty of motivation, and healthy dose of inspiration from BLF! What used to be baron dry lawn is now an eclectic dry Vegie Patch in transition. Currently many Annuals due to indecisiveness of where things will go but do have some young Fruit Trees in Wicking Pots. We have not needed to buy Salad Greens in 3 months; any thing else is bonus. Hopefully something will survive the Summer and we will be blessed with some rain in early 2017 and have something to show for it. Our reactive clay might be concrete or bog, though the polystyrene Wicking Boxes and Hugel-esque mounds should provide some respite. Sweet Potato galore, and some Verge action. We have a Tropical Garden Section with Pawpaw and Banana circle. I do try to interplant bee attracting flowers with herbs around the place.  We would like to have native beehive and chooks soon. There is currently not much shade but we are putting up a Marquis to help with this. Gentle sidewards slope, 4 steps to house for bathroom, plenty of on street parking.  

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.

Please bring along a chair & mug as we do not have enough for everyone.

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 Sophie on June 11, 2017 at 8:06
Hi everyone, just to let you know it is showering here but we can move in doors if outside is no good so bring your umbrella!
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 8, 2017 at 21:36

Whatever thoughts I had about making it to your GV Sophie have been dashed. Tim who makes and delivers composted horse poo is able to deliver to me on Sunday - when else ;-\. 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 8, 2017 at 7:18

ADDRESS SENT TO YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, THURS 7.11AM.Good Morning All, Here is the address for Sophie's GV on Sunday 11th. Sophie has asked me to tell you that they will be around the back of house, so please make your way around. See you then.
Cheers.. Dianne

If you have not received the address it may be because you have changed your email address since joining, if this is the case you will need to go into your Profile and change it and phone or SMS me on 0407691485,.

Comment by Sophie on June 4, 2017 at 10:41
Hi everyone, would be great if you can bring chairs and mug as not sure will have enough. Looking forward to having you over :)
Comment by Lissa on June 3, 2017 at 5:40

Moving house the day before this. Spending the Sunday getting to know the animals and their routines before the owners leave.

Comment by Sophie on May 4, 2017 at 9:12
Oh fantastic!
Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 4, 2017 at 6:15

Garden Tool Maintenance sounds good Sophie, this is something I am very passionate about, I did this course some years ago and it is important. I am sure everyone would like to know how and why...

Comment by Sophie on May 3, 2017 at 20:25
Hi everyone, an update on the sweet potato front: the tubers in the pantry have all specularly sprouted (does anyone know why?/how to stop?) and because I've been trying to eradicate them from the garden beds I'm actually concerned I will no longer have enough SP for a SP treat demonstration at the GV! I'm wondering what you thought about a discussion on gardening tool maintenance instead? This is something I can definitely improve on and I would say amongst you there would be some tool enthusiasts? Just a thought.
Comment by Lissa on April 20, 2017 at 20:35

Have to see how I go for this visit as moving house the day before and not sure where to at the moment.

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