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November Garden Visit

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November Garden Visit

Time: November 26, 2011 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Vanessa's Garden
Event Type: garden, visit
Organized By: Vanessa Collier
Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2011

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Please come along for a peek at my garden and a chat with fellow BLF members.  I'll provide some snacks, tea and coffee.


Children welcome.


If you are looking for any particular seeds or plants please post so that we can co-ordinate swaps.


I'll e-mail the address to people about a week before.

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Comment by Lissa on November 25, 2011 at 16:29

We needed to be "friends" first Caroyln, to get the message. All taken care of now.

Comment by Florence on November 25, 2011 at 14:49

@Vanessa ~ Yay, looking forward to see what you've been up to with your garden ~

2myrbf1t0ser6 Comment by 2myrbf1t0ser6 on November 25, 2011 at 14:38

I never got the address either, hopefully Lissa has received as I'm now traveling with her.

Comment by Vanessa Collier on November 25, 2011 at 11:26

Woohoo glad you can come Florence.

Comment by Florence on November 25, 2011 at 11:05

@ Vanessa T. & Joseph, thanks for the offer ~ My husband who was going to work tomorrow is not any more, so he's going to borrow his mum's car ~  Thanks for the offer!! Will see you guys tomorrow.

Comment by Vanessa Collier on November 25, 2011 at 11:04

Thanks for the mulch offer Marie, I ended up buying a bale with my chook food before I saw your post.  It's covered most of the garden so I'll just deal with that. 


Nothing like a garden visit to make you realise how little you have growing and how many weeds you have let run rampant!  Great motivator to get out there and do some hard work.


Will send out my address again but if anyone hasn't received it please let me know.  Lissa I've PMed you my address - somehow it didn't get there the first time.  Let me know if it still doesn't arrive.

Comment by Lissa on November 25, 2011 at 10:03

I've heard others say the same thing about matting, but I've never noticed it myself. I do alternate with other mulches like sugar cane so perhaps this keeps things "loose".

3uznh048tgv5p Comment by 3uznh048tgv5p on November 25, 2011 at 8:57

I have used grass clippings on one of my garden beds. It works, but it really forms a mat, or carpet as Joseph said. So while it is good for keeping moisture in, also keeps moisture out! I got around this by using the "jet" nozzle on my sprayer, to penetrate through the mat. You could also mix it with something else, maybe coarse sugar cane mulch would be good.

Comment by Joseph on November 25, 2011 at 7:59

I've switched from sugar cane mulch to lawn clippings for my mulch cover. I've never had any problem with weed seeds and I find that after a while the clippings mesh into a carpet that is really good at keeping weeds out and moisture in. When I replant, I mix some fresh grass or kitchen scraps in with the mulch (nitrogen + carbon) and plough the lot under.

Comment by Lissa on November 25, 2011 at 6:25

Vanessa - sent you a PM re address for tomorrow, which I don't have as yet.

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