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Cathie MacLean
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  • Brisbane Northern Suburbs
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  • Mrs Shirley Arnold
  • Connie VALENTI
  • conrad maharaj
  • Mary-Ann Baker
  • Christa
  • Dianne Caswell
  • Rob Collings
  • CHERYL SLAPP
  • Sophie
  • Andrew Cumberland
  • DARREN JAMES
  • Susan
  • Lissa
  • Elaine de Saxe

Cathie MacLean's Discussions

Blogging

Started this discussion. Last reply by GayleD May 1. 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

 

Cathie MacLean's Page

Latest Activity

Mrs Shirley Arnold left a comment for Cathie MacLean
"We arrive Sunday 25th June and leave Friday 30th. We have transport Shirley"
Monday
Cathie MacLean left a comment for Mrs Shirley Arnold
"Hi Shirley, I have taro you are welcome to have if we can arrange to connect while you are in Brisbane. How long will you be up here? Cathie"
Monday
Cathie MacLean replied to Dave Riley's discussion Winter Sun: Veg to grow in the shade.Also done with mirrors.
"Yes I have thought of adding a mirror in a dark corner of the yard before. I couldn't work out how to angle it for best lighting and then I wondered if I could start a fire with it?! Never thought of the birdies..... I also thought of using one…"
Jun 13
Cathie MacLean commented on Lissa's event 'VISIT JEFFREY HODGES GARDEN, FLAXTON'
"Hi Lissa, I would love to ride up with you to the GV. Really looking forward to the day."
Jun 13
Connie VALENTI left a comment for Cathie MacLean
"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."
Jun 7
Cathie MacLean left a comment for Connie VALENTI
"Connie, thanks for your interest. If you accept my friend request we can correspond via email, but if you would like to call me at work tomorrow, Thursday or Friday I will fill you in - 3551 0000. Looking forward to meeting you...."
Jun 6
Cathie MacLean commented on Sophie's blog post May 2017
"All humming along at your place Sophie, by the looks of it. The brioche etc looks fabulous. Can't diagnose the issue with the tunnels sadly. I have the same problems with getting baking assistants at my place too! No problems finding eaters…"
Jun 2
Cathie MacLean commented on Susan's blog post End of Autumn 2017
"Garden looking amazing, Susan. Just what I've come to expect! Your peas seem to be setting pods faster than mine. so much shade in my garden. I am going to have to cut down a mulberry tree to get some winter sun on my south side."
May 31
Cathie MacLean replied to Dave Riley's discussion Ethiopian Spinach/Highland Kale
"Pretty sure it is Elaine. Cousin of the Okinawa Spinach which has the purple underside to the leaf. The cuttings were given to me and I haven't seen it growing mature so I did not realise it is a sprawling vine. Fantastic health benefits - I…"
May 31
Cathie MacLean replied to Dave Riley's discussion Ethiopian Spinach/Highland Kale
"Very nice plant profile Dave. Just placed an order with them last night. I ordered Senposai and Tokyo bekana, both Japanese greens that sound terrific - light cabbage flavour, loose leaf, fast growing etc. I have cuttings of sambung spinach growing…"
May 31
Cathie MacLean commented on Dave Riley's photo
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Perennial Capsicum/Sweet Pepper

"I have no problem with '24 hour urea' as a friend calls it. It would be interesting to have the ferments analysed sometime. Clearly the peppers are happy!"
May 27
Cathie MacLean commented on Dave Riley's photo
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Perennial Capsicum/Sweet Pepper

"Well, I have pepper envy. There's just no other way to say it. Re the issue of gross feeders - I've always been timid with nitrogen because it seemed like when I fertilised the leaves would distort and darken and shrivel. I do give them…"
May 26
Cathie MacLean commented on Dave Riley's photo
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Perennial Capsicum/Sweet Pepper

"What variety are these Dave? I bought seed of the Italian corni di toro (Bulls horn? Something like that) with very high hopes. They have grown soooooo slowly, are still small and have not fruited. I hope they will overwinter and come good in…"
May 26
Cathie MacLean commented on Dave Riley's photo
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Perennial Capsicum/Sweet Pepper

"Now that is something that has always eluded me in all my years of gardening - a reliable, quality capsicum. No end of chills but no really good capsicum. They are usually thin-walled, fruit fly infested or midgetlike. I resorted to the tiny ones…"
May 26
Cathie MacLean replied to Christa's discussion THE FUTURE PATH FOR OUR GARDEN
"Yep, opened and read the first (with delight) and couldn't open the second."
May 25
Cathie MacLean commented on Susan's photo
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Cara Cara orange

"What a lovely colour!"
May 24

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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