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Garden Visits

Follow the calendar link below to check out where the group is visiting throughout the year or to choose a date for your own GV:

2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR

HOW TO HOST A GARDEN VISIT

We're always looking for new gardens to visit. Don't be shy, it's easy and no one expects "perfection" (whatever that is) they just want somewhere to meet up and chat!

Please take a few moments to follow the link above and read the simple instructions in full.

Then contact Dianne with the information needed so I organise an Event Listing for your visit.

WHY WE LIKE TO HAVE GARDEN VISITS:

It's amazing what we can learn by visiting other peoples gardens. I know I pick up at least one good idea or plant each time.

You might be surprised at how keen other members are to visit your garden and see what you are growing, how your chooks / quails are kept, share their own excess produce, cuttings, seed and generally just have a good old chat with other like minded people.

Be brave!

The visits are informal and free. Choose to come to as many or few as you wish.

Dianne's mobile number 0407 691 485 for emergencies.

ORGANISE YOUR OWN EVENTS!

Anyone is welcome to post and organise their own Events of any kind - in fact it is encouraged.

If you choose to do this please put your own name down as organiser, not mine. It can be very confusing for everyone if my name is on it and I know nothing about the Event.

Responsibility for running the event is up to the organiser.

Thank you

Dianne

Location: members gardens
Members: 91
Latest Activity: Apr 17

Discussion Forum

15.01.2017 GV at Jess'

Started by Valerie. Last reply by Lissa Jan 20. 3 Replies

11.12.2016 ANDY AND ROZIE'S GARDEN VISIT

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Juggsy Dec 15, 2016. 9 Replies

06.11.16 Rogers Garden

Started by Susan. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Nov 20, 2016. 26 Replies

16.10.2016 Susan's Garden Visit

Started by Sophie. Last reply by James Rosenlund Oct 18, 2016. 21 Replies

Report: Susan's garden visit 16 October

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Oct 16, 2016. 13 Replies

08.10.16 MARY-ANN and COLIN'S - DAYBORO: Panos

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by CHERYL SLAPP Oct 10, 2016. 7 Replies

08.10.16 MARY-ANN and COLIN'S - DAYBORO

Started by Elaine de Saxe Oct 8, 2016. 0 Replies

18.09.16 Dianne and Graham's Visit

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Rob Collings Sep 26, 2016. 13 Replies

13.08.2016 Rob and Natasha Samford

Started by Mary-Ann Baker. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Aug 24, 2016. 15 Replies

12.06.16 Gayle's Garden Visit

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by GayleD Jul 17, 2016. 19 Replies

10.07.2016 A visit with Elaine and Elaine

Started by Cathie MacLean. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jul 12, 2016. 13 Replies

28.05.16 GARDEN VISIT AT MURIEL'S

Started by Christa. Last reply by Susan May 28, 2016. 8 Replies

23.04.2016 Susanne's at Brighton

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Apr 26, 2016. 19 Replies

A PERFECT AUTUMN DAY - SUSANNE'S GV

Started by Dianne Caswell Apr 24, 2016. 0 Replies

5.03.2016 Valerie's at The Gap

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Lissa Mar 7, 2016. 10 Replies

06.02.16 DAVE RILEY'S AT BEACHMERE

Started by Lissa. Last reply by DARREN JAMES Feb 8, 2016. 23 Replies

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Comment by Dianne Caswell on November 20, 2016 at 9:35

Morning All, BLF is a one of those groups where you can participate as little or as much you like. For those who don't know I joined BLF as I had been quite ill and my Occupational Therapist suggested I do 5 different things. I had always loved my garden but had just about given up on life let alone my garden, but then I found BLF, it has become my life saver. We all have our own reasons for joining and attending or not attending GV's, so please enjoy your time on BLF and participate how you feel most comfortable.

Now down to business - For those of you who don't know I organize the GV's - I have a couple of GV's already pencilled in for 2017, those being March and April. I am needing to fill the other months with GV's. I would be grateful if we could have some New Gardens to visit, I know we have members who always put their hands up and Thank-you for that. Your garden need only to be one that grows a few Vegies, Herbs or Fruit Trees, a garden New or Old. In the Mountains or Beside the Sea. A garden on Clay, Sand or Volcanic Soils. Those who attend GV's always come away with New Ideas on What and How to plant in different locations, Cuttings and Seeds to extend their Plant Collections and most of all New Gardening Friends.

There are also 4 other Special Events planned one being a lovely Lunch at a Special Café followed by Music in their Cool Relaxing Garden Setting. One being a visit to a Multicultural Market where they sell Food Plants from all over the world, (a must for those wanting to grow different Root/Tuber Crops), accessible by train, no need to take the car. We will also be having two Fermentation Workshops (Thanks so Much Dave) one will be for Beginners and one for those who may have done the 1st workshop last year and Beginners this year, when posted be quick as numbers are limited.

So there you have it, you can send me a Personal Message via the BLF Inbox regarding any of the above. For New Members unaware of how to do this firstly you Make me a friend by sending a Friend Request and we take it from there.

Looking forward to Andy's Year End Break Up and a Fun 2017 on BLF. With many Great GV's as was the case in 2016.

Comment by Florence on November 20, 2016 at 9:28

I live on the South side.  it just so happen that when Donna was running the GV I had a garden to host, and when Lissa ran it I didn't anymore. I think around the same time, some southern members went to the Logan group which was created by one of the members here.

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on November 20, 2016 at 9:09

With you Valerie.  Love my little side journeys when I go to a GV in an unknown area.

Comment by Valerie on November 20, 2016 at 8:57

A bit of a drive is a great way to discover new parts of Brisbane and occasionally it is a very good excuse to stay for lunch somewhere

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on November 20, 2016 at 8:51

Not heard any grumbles ... I'd get to more GVs if I had the courage to drive to places not familiar to me. It's not the distance nor the side of town. The whole BLF experience is wonderful and contributes to my reason to get out of bed in the morning.

Comment by Lissa on November 20, 2016 at 7:31

As far as I am aware there is just one member who thinks in those terms. The bulk just consider us one big happy gardening family.

As long time members would know I attended every single garden visit, no matter the location, for years. We've often commented that when Donna on the south side ran the GV group the majority of visits ended up south for some odd reason. When I took over the majority of visits ended up on the north. No rhyme or reason for it that I could see.

We need new faces to put their hands up for GV's. No matter where their location. The ones who complain about this imaginary division the most might like to offer...yes?

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on November 19, 2016 at 22:42

Okay - I want to put this out there.  I worry that folks are thinking there is a North vs South division when it comes to garden visits.  I can only speak from my own experience as a northsider.  Yes, I missed Roger's southside garden but have done 3 to Dianne, 3 to Susan (2 on one weekend!) and one to Farina.  I also missed one at Gayle's which is 2 minutes away from my place, and Rob's at Samford.  You might also note that I've lost 4 northsiders from my GV.  Most of us attend all the visits we can.  Occasionally, life gets in the way.  

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 18, 2016 at 12:28

I will be posting this in EVENTS shortly everybody

Comment by Christa on June 18, 2016 at 12:19

Looks like a good event coming up, I would be interested to learn about fermenting, if that's OK.  We have the stuff needed, I think.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 18, 2016 at 11:55

That will nice Cheryl, I will have to remember to bake a cake.

 
 
 

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