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Seed Savers (Replanting Jane Street) Meeting

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Seed Savers (Replanting Jane Street) Meeting

Time: February 27, 2011 from 9am to 1pm
Location: Beside Davies Park, Between Montague Road & Riverside Drive
Street: 103 Jane Street
City/Town: West End
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com.au/map…
Phone: 0432 178 352
Event Type: seedsaver, meeting, herbs, plants, flood, jane, street
Organized By: Jacqui
Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2011

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Event Description

The February Seed Savers meeting is being held at the Jane Street Community Garden to help replant after the floods.  

 

Bring your herbs, flowering and butterfly attracting plants to help restore this treasured garden.

 

Most wanted Plants are: Perennial Flowers & Herbs

Especially Butterfly attracting plants, long flowering plants to feed native bees and predator insects and potted herbs, especially replacements for the following:

Basil (Perennial); Bay (Sweet), Caraway, Catmint, Catnip, Clover (White); Chamomile (Lawn), Chilli (Black, Jalapeno, Hot Red); Daisy (Swan River), Elder (Australian), Ephedra, Evening Primrose, Feverfew, Fennel (Florence), Fat Hen; Garlic (Esp Hedge & Elephant); ; Heartsease, Hyssop;Laksa leaf; Lemon Balm, Lovage, Hyssop, Lavender (White, Purple, True); Marigolds (Mexican & African); Mints (Native, Peppermint, Vietnamese, Water and flavoured varieties), Meadow Sweet (Dwarf), Mushroom Plant; Oregano;  Passionflower,  Phacelia,  Pyretherum, Parsley Plants (Curled & Italian); Sage (Regular & Clary); Rosemary (Advanced plants); Savory (Summer), Sorrel; Tansy,Thyme (Many varieties, incl creeping); Tree LucerneValerianVerbena (Lemon); Vervain, Yarrow (Red and White Flowered).

 

Aquatic or water loving plants, especially Water Chestnut, Yams, Edible Lotus.

 

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Comment by Jacqui on February 28, 2011 at 12:17
Thanks everyone who turned up and donated time, plants and sweat.  Sorry I didn't have enough time to spend with everyone, but I and all the new plot holders certainly appreciated your efforts.  Thanks team.
Comment by Donna on February 28, 2011 at 6:50
My boys go along most of the time... this time I didn't bring them because I wanted to help garden.
Comment by Lissa on February 28, 2011 at 4:49

Personally I love having any of the kids there Joanne, and yours are charming - gardening should involve the whole family.

Had a lovely morning, thank you to everyone. Came home with heaps of wonderful new seeds :) and had a good "gardening" chat that I don't get at home.

Comment by Joanne Chung on February 27, 2011 at 16:46
It was great to meet everyone today... I will know to leave the boys at home next time...

Thanks for all the seeds and the advise about lowering the ph on my raised bed...
Comment by Donna on February 27, 2011 at 13:21
Thanks so much to everyone who came to the Garden Visit, it was great to see so many people donate time and plants to this great community garden.
Comment by Jacqui on February 10, 2011 at 11:19
Yeah, I know.  Dick Copeman (and I) have registered us with BOGI.  When they know more about what they're doing, we'll either go there in March, or they may be sending out teams to help replant gardens.  I've also spoken to Graeme Crombie, so we're plugged into that event, whatever it turns out to be.  Thanks.
Comment by Donna on February 10, 2011 at 7:39
Jacqui, BOGI is having an Event in March and all members are encouraged to plant up big for those who lost gardens in the floods. 
Comment by Jacqui on February 9, 2011 at 18:24

Sorry you won't be able to make it Tracy - I'm sure your plants aren't pathetic - they have to be better than nothing which is generally what we have now.

No, unfortunately the Bmag article used photos I took last year, haven't seen it yet.  If you're passing this way (you can drop them off anytime) or know anyone coming, we'd love any plants you can send us.

Comment by Tracy Arnold on February 9, 2011 at 15:07

Sorry I can't help out, my daughter has a birthday party to go to that day.  I had dug up some perennials and herbs from my garden for you, and started cuttings and seedlings - but honestly they are pathetic so probably you wouldn't have wanted them anyway. 

Great article in bmag - if that was a recent photo then I'd say the replanting is already a great success!

Comment by Jacqui on January 26, 2011 at 12:06
Took me 3 months to get it. One of my regular suppliers at the West End markets sourced it for me, sorry don't know where he got it from. I know it's a tricky one, but it's still on my wish list. Cost me around $30 from memory too - bloody thieves ): so your link looks like a fabulous deal by comparison.

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