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Cathie MacLean
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  • Australia
  • Brisbane Northern Suburbs
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  • Mary-Ann Baker
  • Dianne Caswell
  • Rob Collings
  • CHERYL SLAPP
  • Sophie
  • Andrew Cumberland
  • DARREN JAMES
  • Susan
  • Lissa
  • Elaine de Saxe

Cathie MacLean's Discussions

Gardening calendar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cathie MacLean Oct 15, 2016. 11 Replies

I am not an organised person.  I do life flying by the seat of my pants and that includes gardening. Sometimes it works out and I have success, but very often I find myself realising that if I’d…Continue

Eggplant rescue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne Jul 17, 2016. 11 Replies

The eggplants at our community garden have developed hard scab-like skin at the blossom end of the fruit and they don't seem to be growing to full size. Could this be blossom end rot even though it…Continue

Garden visit

Started Jul 10, 2016 0 Replies

Today's garden visit report will be posted very soon. I've had a little set back with my computer shutting down to update itself in the middle of uploading the photos. Grrrrrrrr.... Will start over…Continue

Hand pollinating squash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne Jul 11, 2016. 3 Replies

Wonder if anyone can help me with this question. My zucchini boy and girl flowers sometimes have trouble getting it together - opening on different days or even within the same day the boys will be…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Cathie MacLean commented on Sophie's blog post Garden Feb 2017
"just read through my comment - sourdough ratio should say:- 1x weight of starter: 2 x weight of water: 3 x weight of flours etc."
Mar 16
Cathie MacLean commented on Sophie's blog post Garden Feb 2017
"Hey Sophie.... It's been a tough season but you are still holding the faith! Eggplant soup looks divine - I've never cooked eggplant that way so I'll have to give it a try when I produce some decent eggplant. I've got two white…"
Mar 16
Cathie MacLean might attend Dianne Caswell's event
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Turner's Fruit Nursery Outing at "Turner's Fruit Nursery"

March 25, 2017 from 10am to 1pm
SATURDAY 25TH MARCH, HALF DAY I am sure most of our members like to visit Nurseries. Turners's Nursery a Family owned business which is predominantly a Fruit Tree Nursery but has not only got one of the best number of varieties of Fruit Trees but also sells, Vegetable Seedlings, Bush Tucker Plants as well as other Plants and Gardening Needs. There will be a member of staff there to give us a tour and talk.I have been advised that if we were to have Lunch there they would have enough seating for…See More
Mar 14
Cathie MacLean commented on Lissa's blog post TWO WEEKS IN DAYBORO
"Lissa, I believe your mystery plant is a 'Barleria'. I have most commonly seen the pink form but I'm pretty sure that is what you have. Good to know it is so popular with the bees. I really enjoyed visiting the garden at Wayne and…"
Mar 5
Cathie MacLean commented on DARREN JAMES's blog post A lacklustre summers garden
"OMG.. Is the site back to normal?????? I have been having withdrawal symptoms as I could not navigate around and find new posts over the last few weeks. Looking forward to catching up on everyone's news. Not much to report here. Garden was very…"
Feb 25
Cathie MacLean commented on Rob Collings's video
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Natural Sequence Farming, with Bob Cannard

"He emphasises timing and observation as being critical... When to give the weeds a 'haircut' and let the crop come through. He talked (in another video I think) about losses of whole crops due to getting the timing wrong so his success is…"
Jan 8
Cathie MacLean replied to Lissa's discussion HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
"Thank you Lissa. Happy Christmas to everyone! Looking forward to growing together in 2017!"
Dec 23, 2016
Cathie MacLean commented on Sophie's blog post Garden Dec 2016
"OMG.... A Google search for tromboncino with white flowers reveals ..... We are growing 'cuccuzi' edible squash !!!! Sorry Sophie, gave you seeds in good faith! I hope they taste good to you and we will have to grow the real deal next.…"
Dec 21, 2016
Cathie MacLean commented on Sophie's blog post Garden Dec 2016
"Sophie, thanks for posting the tromby flower pic.... I realised when Susan blogged about her tromby recently that her flowers are yellow and look just like zucchini flowers. What's going on here? What are we growing then? I bought the plants…"
Dec 21, 2016
Lissa replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Feeling blessed. excited and a little nervous! in the group Bees - native and honey
"That is an exceptional job, especially seeing as you are new at keeping bees. Well done!! Saved the bees and got yourself some friendly workers for your new hive."
Dec 2, 2016
Roger Clark replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Feeling blessed. excited and a little nervous! in the group Bees - native and honey
"Wow, you and your friends have done exceptionally well to rescue those bees. That was a very difficult task, and to only get four stings between you was very good. I have always wanted to collect a swarm but the opportunity has never come up. With a…"
Dec 1, 2016
Sophie replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Feeling blessed. excited and a little nervous! in the group Bees - native and honey
"that is some comb!"
Dec 1, 2016
Elaine de Saxe replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Feeling blessed. excited and a little nervous! in the group Bees - native and honey
"Well done Cathie and friends! Don't worry about buying more bees, your Queen will soon make up for the losses. Wonderful that you've met her in person. Her way of saying 'thanks'! I'd leave them be while they seem settled…"
Dec 1, 2016
Dianne Caswell favorited Cathie MacLean's discussion Feeling blessed. excited and a little nervous!
Dec 1, 2016
Dianne Caswell replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Feeling blessed. excited and a little nervous! in the group Bees - native and honey
"You have been busy Cathie. So pleased you have your Bees settled in now. It will be so great to watch the graduation from the beginning to the end, Honey for Breakfast. Good Luck in your New Hobby, Enoy!!!"
Dec 1, 2016
Cathie MacLean replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Feeling blessed. excited and a little nervous! in the group Bees - native and honey
"Hi all… I have been so busy this week and haven’t updated you on the hive rescue.  A friend who is a relatively new beekeeper as well as one of the maintenance men from work helped me smoke the bees, cut off comb and lace it…"
Dec 1, 2016

Profile Information

I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I am very involved with the community garden at the retirement village where I work. I have applied for membership with Brisbane Organic Growers.
I am interested in:
Growing food in an urban environment. I am very interested in food from many cultures, ferments etc.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Plants and Produce, Community Involvement
What I am looking for:
Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events, Community Involvement
Location
Brisbane Northern Suburbs

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At 22:40 on July 10, 2016, Rob Collings said…

Thanks so much for being a GV Reporter Cathie! ... and sorry to hear about the posting issues.

Myself and other GV reporters have most likely had similar fun with this at some time.

With so many photos, we have split the report into 2 parts on 2 separate posts in many cases.

I tend to keep the picture file sizes between 100K - 500K, and sometimes a little larger.

And using a word processing program on the computer to prepare the report, followed by a cut & paste when ready can avoid loss resulting from potential site, Web, ISP or local networking issues.

At 4:24 on June 27, 2016, Lissa said…

Cathie - which retirement village do you work at? If you don't want to state publicly can you send me a PM (Private Message - top right of any page where it says Inbox).

I also work in aged care and would be interested to know about your community garden in the retirement village.

At 5:01 on February 4, 2014, Lissa said…

Welcome to Brisbane Local Food Cathie :)

Please get in touch via message or the discussion forum if you need help finding what you are after, or in using the site.

Otherwise simply explore, join the conversations and enjoy.

All the best and happy gardening

Lissa

 
 
 

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