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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 6:12

I have used lawn clippings as mulch for years and it works really well. Does break down quite quickly but that's to be expected.

I never expected the mower man to drag loads of clippings from the front lawn to the back compost pile (we also put it direct into the elevated beds when they need replenishing) so it goes directly onto the beds in the front yard.

Vanessa Pomare Comment by Vanessa Pomare on November 25, 2011 at 2:23

ive always been curious about that too Joseph, i just never asked because its not posted here heehee .... my mum use to use lawn clippings on the garden and still does to this day, but thats in nz, another reason why ive never done it here. (i suppose not all plants would like it tho!)

Comment by Joseph on November 24, 2011 at 21:06

@Florence, do you need a lift? I'm heading up from Greenbank with Mum. Calamvale is on the way.

Comment by Joseph on November 24, 2011 at 21:05

I know this is a bit off topic, are there any reasons (apart from unwanted weed or grass seed) why lawn clippings aren't used as mulch?

Comment by Joseph on November 24, 2011 at 21:03

@Jon, there are hectares of sugar cane plantations on the road to Jacobs Well (off the Pacific Motorway at Yatala). I'm sure you can pick up a few by asking the owners. However I was told these are not for juicing, only for sugar production. This variety has very thin canes.

@Marie, no worries, I'll bring you a chilli seedling.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on November 24, 2011 at 19:47

I'm not aware that there are any restrictions on the movement of Sugar Cane. Marie, I have the black one too as do a lot of us up here in northern Briz - when you run it through the mulcher, it is just the same colour as the ordinary stuff :-( a bit like the purple Carrot which only has a purple skin.

Vanessa Pomare Comment by Vanessa Pomare on November 24, 2011 at 19:44

Florence....if you would like i have to pass your way to get to vanessa' if you would like a lift, if will be my pleasure.

1cmd4szw490w4 Comment by 1cmd4szw490w4 on November 24, 2011 at 17:19
Jon, I stumbled upon mine at the Northey St community garden shop. Its a black sugar cane so should look a little a bit nicer than the standard type. As for restrictions - I think its only with taking them from up north and back, just within our area (bris, yatala) is fine. I'm no expert, I only wanted it as it was recommended in the book I'm following (The permaculture home garden by Linda Woodrow)
3uznh048tgv5p Comment by 3uznh048tgv5p on November 24, 2011 at 17:06

Marie, where can you buy sugar cane plants from? I know of a neglected stand that I could take one from, but if there are proper varieties available that would be a plus. Do you know if there are any restrictions like with bananas?

Sorry if this is off topic a little!

1cmd4szw490w4 Comment by 1cmd4szw490w4 on November 24, 2011 at 16:16
I'd love a chilli seedling please!

About the mulch Vanessa, I bought a sugar cane plant on the weekend so I won't worry about getting anymore canes off Andrew - thanks anyway. I had my 30 bales of mulch delivered a couple weeks ago - most of it is still waiting for me to spread it, so if you would like some mulch to put out sooner, your welcome to come and get some of mine and then replace it when yours arrives? I'm just on Falkland St just near forest lake so prob not too far and you can borrow my trailer if you need it.

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