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Dianne Caswell
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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Western Suburbs
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Dianne Caswell's Discussions


Started Jul 24 0 Replies

Here you will find a Recipe for WHOLE LEMON CAKE with GLAZED LEMON SLICES. I don't know where the Recipe originated but I am sure it would be from a country where Lemons are plentiful. I could be…Continue


Great time of the year for making cheese

Started this discussion. Last reply by Che Corrie Jul 24. 4 Replies

I am wanting to make Cheese on Saturday 28th (Feta, Ricotta and Camembert Cheese) & Sunday 29th (a Hard Cheese). I am looking for someone to make Cheese with as it is nice for me to have someone…Continue

Australian Native Myrtles - Bush Tucker - WANTED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne Caswell May 14, 2017. 6 Replies

Cuttings or Seedlings wantedI am looking for Australian Myrtles to plant in pots. If you would have any of the Bush Tucker varieties, be they Cinnamon, Lemon, Aniseed etc. In the form of cuttings or…Continue

Tags: Myrtles, Bush, Tucker, Native, Australian

Did You Know - Council Cabs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Mar 31, 2017. 2 Replies

I wasn't sure where to put this.You know we sometimes complain about Councils but I was so impressed with this Council Cabs info I found whilst doing the entering of the Green and Other Free and $5…Continue

Tags: City, Council, Brisbane, Cabs, taxi


Dianne Caswell's Page

Profile Information

I am interested in:
We live on a fairly normal suburban 750sq metre block, all available space utilized.
I am a Moon Gardener. I enjoy Companion Planting.
We grow many miniature Fruit Trees in pots, a small Veggie Patch and Herb Garden.
Have started Bag Gardening and have a Blueberry and Alpine Strawberry Patch as well as Rose and Perennial Gardens.
We have Native Bees, Blue Tongue Lizards and Many Birds.
Breadmaking, Preserving, Fermenting and Cooking are other passions of mine.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Products and/or Services, Plants and Produce, Garden Materials, Events, Gardening Help
What I am looking for:
Information, Products and/or Services, Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Community Involvement, Other
Brisbane Western Suburbs

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Dianne's 1st Day back into the Garden

Posted on April 14, 2018 at 19:30 6 Comments

Here are some photos of how the garden is looking at the moment.


Dianne's first day in the garden. Not a very flattering photos. But this is me after 8 weeks in hospital.…



Posted on March 26, 2017 at 19:49 11 Comments

It has been a very busy time here since you were all at the GV Last year. We have transformed our Front Gardens into Food and Fruit Gardens. My love of Citrus stands out and since being introduced to so many Sub Tropical Fruits both from Members and our Visit to Daley's  last year, you will find our Front Garden now very edible.…



Posted on December 21, 2016 at 22:09 0 Comments

Please find attached the 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR it is filling quickly. Thank you to all member who have helped by Hosting next years GV's, a Special thanks must go to our new members. We are still needing the months that are clear to be filled. If you would like to host a GV, please Personal Message me.

Next year some of the GV's will include Talks/Presentation/etc.…



Posted on December 3, 2016 at 12:19 17 Comments

Well Summer is here. We have felt the brunt of the first storms for the Season, some of us left with a mess to clean up and others with some lovely rain added to their tanks. As we feel the extremes of Summer so do our Flowers, Vegetables, Herbs, Plants and Trees. Whilst some are very good at coping with the stresses of Summer others need help. So it's time to think about how we can help our plants along.

Mulching is important, as is keeping the water up. There are many forms of…


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Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event


November 18, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY November 18th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profileAndy will soon write a little about his garden;We all enjoyed Andy's Beer and Liqueur Demonstration last year (some of us a bit too much). I…See More
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Dianne Caswell left a comment for Ashara
"Welcome to the site Ashara, I do hope some of our members are able to help you out with what you are looking for."
Aug 7
Dianne Caswell favorited Ashara's discussion Wanted: Talinum triangulare/Surinam spinach
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Dianne Caswell commented on Susan's blog post August update
"Your garden is looking productive and it must be so inspiring to see you can now grow some of the cool weather fruit trees on the new farm. Have fun planing your orchard."
Aug 7
Dianne Caswell favorited Susan's blog post August update
Aug 7
Dianne Caswell commented on Anne heap's photo


"These look beautiful, you certainly have a green thumb. I'm afraid I would have them all eaten fresh and not many would make it into my dinner menu."
Aug 7
Dianne Caswell commented on Anne heap's photo


"Lovely looking Ginger, I do hope your cold symptoms have finished and you are on the mend.  "
Aug 7
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Dianne Caswell commented on Valerie's photo

A few hours to spare to replenish the fridge

"What a wonderful day you must have had in the kitchen, your goodies look beautiful. I would love to know where you got the Turkish Sourdough Bread recipe from, I'd like to try making it sometime."
Aug 7
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Milk Crate Garden

"I am super surprised Dave, you do give food for thought. I always end up with Milk Crates when the butcher delivers the Milk for my Cheese Making, so I will try this idea out. Thanks for sharing."
Aug 7
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Dianne Caswell commented on Andrew Cumberland's photo

Pine Rivers Show

"Fabulous, he is a Champion Gardener I remember him winning prizes before this last lot. It is wonderful to see Olivia taking after her dad."
Aug 7
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At 15:13 on July 11, 2018, Che Corrie said…

Thank you Dianne for the welcome and all the information.  Sorry it took so long to get back, I've been unwell.  Definitely interested in some garden visits, though don't think I have very much to offer at this stage.

At 10:27 on July 10, 2018, Sid Saghe said…

Thank you Dianne! I'm excited to do some visits - though this Saturday I have earmarked for the Garden Show at Nambour! Keen to get some good learning in, I'm only what I consider a level one gardener (only just able to keep things alive without killing them at this stage) so I have a lot to learn.

At 20:14 on June 19, 2018, Micheline Haddad said…

Thank you Dianne!

At 22:08 on June 2, 2018, lynda shale said…

Thanks Dianne for your warm welcome into BLF's informative community...looking forward to exploring the site and hopefully being able to contribute in some way in the future :)

At 11:26 on May 1, 2018, Rachel Bekessy said…

Hi Dianne, Thanks for that lovely welcome email. I am just about drooling over your photos -  your garden and kitchen are amazing! I can't decide whether to explore BLF's pages more, or rush out into the garden and plant coriander and nasturtiums right now!

At 10:45 on April 29, 2018, Karon Swift said…

Good morning Dianne, thank you for the warm welcome. I look forward to getting to know everyone

At 20:25 on April 8, 2018, Andrew Cumberland said…

It's WONDERFUL to have you back Dianne!  You have been greatly missed. 

At 10:44 on April 8, 2018, Anne Clancy said…

Thanks Dianne,

Looking forward to learing and have joined some other groups associated with the page. Just got to get used to the internet group as i have gotten used to seeing everything on facebook these days.

Looking forward to picking up knowlage from those in the know.

Regards Anne

At 6:50 on January 23, 2018, Adam Baker said…

Hi Dianne,

Thanks for the friend request! Re hosting a garden visit in September, a bit of info about our place... it is a duplex on a battle-axe block, so parking is on the street- however there is plenty of room. Then if everyone can just walk up the driveway and to the duplex on the right hand side. It is all flat ground, easy to get around and kid- friendly. Ourr little girl, Sophie, will be 2 by September)

We rent and everything we have in the garden is designed to be able to pack up and take with us to the next place. Having only been in Brisbane for 6 months I am still getting things going again, but hopefully by September there will be a bit more to see!

It is a very small block, but I aim to utilise as much space as possible. I have edibles in pots, some hydroponics and (hopefully by september) at least have made a start on the aquaponics. Also worms and native bees. The bees will be due for a split soon- perhaps we can do that at the Garden visit?

Hope this helps, let me know if you need more info. Cheers!

At 14:01 on November 19, 2017, Jacqui Honeywood said…

Thanks for the BLF friend request Diane :-)


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