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Cathie MacLean
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  • Brisbane Northern Suburbs
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  • Connie VALENTI
  • Margot Zuckerman
  • conrad maharaj
  • Mary-Ann Baker
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  • Dianne Caswell
  • Rob Collings
  • CHERYL SLAPP
  • Sophie
  • Andrew Cumberland
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  • Janet Fong
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Cathie MacLean's Discussions

Blogging

Started this discussion. Last reply by GayleD May 1, 2017. 19 Replies

I'm thinking I'd like to start writing a garden blog like many of you do already and just wonder how to go about it. Do you prepare all your text and pictures in word and then copy and paste?or just…Continue

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

 

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Cathie MacLean commented on Dianne Caswell's page 2018 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR in the group Garden Visits
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"Sometimes it takes a village Andy! Thanks for sorting me out!"
Sunday
Cathie MacLean commented on Dianne Caswell's page 2018 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR in the group Garden Visits
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"Seems like I looked at the 2017 calendar on my phone.  Let's try the 15th July instead."
Sunday
Cathie MacLean commented on Dianne Caswell's page 2018 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR in the group Garden Visits
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"No worries Anne. Looks like 16 July for me then Dianne. "
Jan 14
Cathie MacLean commented on Dianne Caswell's page 2018 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR in the group Garden Visits
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"Sophie -you and I are on track to repeat last year, one after the other! I sent Dianne a message to say I'd do June. If there are newbies that want to host though, I can be flexible. I don't want to schedule them out of an opportunity if…"
Jan 14
Cathie MacLean replied to Rob Walter's discussion Fast screening/hedging plants
"There are some tall salvias around that grow fast and cannas too. I've been harvesting giant sunflowers that are definitely taller than 1.5m but not sure if they would grow well in the colder months. All these would be easy to remove. A border…"
Jan 9
Cathie MacLean commented on Elaine de Saxe's photo
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Harvest

"They look nice Elaine. Sounds like you'll have fun in the kitchen - maybe when it's a little cooler? And yes I freeze things sometimes before processing. Reminds me, I have plums still frozen that I need to make into jam!"
Jan 4
Cathie MacLean commented on Dave Riley's blog post YEAR'S BEST.
"Christa, I won't ask how the car 'developed a little dint' !!!! I'll PM you re gynura once I get this weekend out of the way (family function) and can think again! "
Jan 4
Cathie MacLean commented on Dave Riley's blog post YEAR'S BEST.
"Interesting that you can dehydrate to store and then rehydrate to use filmjolk just like sourdough.  I got my sourdough starter as flakes in the mail - one of the best envelopes I ever opened! Love natural foods.  BTW Dave, have you ever…"
Jan 4
Cathie MacLean commented on Dave Riley's blog post YEAR'S BEST.
"Christa, I have the purple undersided gynura if you would like a cutting... Dave, I love your synopsis of the year's gardening triumphs and disappointments.  "
Jan 2
Cathie MacLean commented on Dave Riley's video
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How to Make Filmjolk 'Yogurt'

"Love making homemade yoghurt but it's been a while.  Where did you buy the starter culture, Dave?"
Dec 16, 2017
Cathie MacLean replied to Lissa's discussion HOUSING 101 in the group TINY HOMES
"Lissa, when we lived in Midwest USA we had the equivalent of Cardiffair, as well as air con. It is commonly known as an attic fan there and is absolutely brilliant. It totally changes the air in the house in a matter of moments - to do so we would…"
Dec 3, 2017
Cathie MacLean joined Lissa's group
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TINY HOMES

There has been a lot of discussion about small homes - compact, sustainable, off grid, interesting design. Quite a few of us seem interested in the idea, if not the reality quite just yet!I love the idea. I keep telling people I would be happy to live in a tent if I had my garden around it. A well built small home would be better!We can but dream.Add away. Post your thoughts, photos and links.…See More
Dec 3, 2017
Cathie MacLean commented on Elaine de Saxe's photo
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First Dragon Fruit flowers for 2017-18

"I have no idea if they do the same thing with dragonfruit but when I grew peonies in America, ants were necessary/always present to chew along the edges of the bud to allow the blossom to unfurl and burst open."
Dec 3, 2017
Cathie MacLean replied to Dave Riley's discussion JMS: JADAM Microorganism Solution
"Dave, that's a quick way to build your microorganisms in the soil. I have done some of the Korean natural farming things with IMOs and I inoculate batches of coffee grounds every week with lacto storing them in icecream containers for a month…"
Nov 10, 2017
Cathie MacLean commented on Dave Riley's video
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Making a Leaky Pipe for the verge

"This is basically what I have planned for one of my down pipes which does not feed water to my tanks. I am planning to cut the pipe where it meets the soil, redirect it via a solid pipe under a walkway then using the slotted pipe feed it through my…"
Nov 8, 2017
Cathie MacLean commented on Sophie's blog post October 2017
"Sophie... Garden and bread looks great. Is the flower Cleome? Great for bees!"
Nov 3, 2017

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 21:52 on June 19, 2017, Mrs Shirley Arnold said…
We arrive Sunday 25th June and leave Friday 30th. We have transport
Shirley
At 9:31 on June 7, 2017, Connie VALENTI said…
Hi Cathie
I found your friend request! Thanking you for taking my call and I look forward to seeing you on the 16th June.
Connie.
At 15:06 on April 22, 2017, conrad maharaj said…

I"II be there wed morning around 10am if ok mobile 0412118234

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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