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

Wanted new and out of the ordinary ferns and Accent Plants

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Oct 6. 5 Replies

Realizing this is a non Edible Request, I beg Pardon.I am planting up a new Fern Garden and am on the hunt for New or Unusual Ferns and Accent Plants. Some of my available area to plant in is in Full…Continue

Tags: ferns, Accent, Plants, ordinary, the


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


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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 Caswell's Blog

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…


Latest Activity

Susan replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018 in the group Garden Visits
"Thanks very much for everyone coming.  I love having you all over and your compliments are always appreciated :)  It's really nice to experience the garden from someone else's point of view too and I enjoy having the company of…"
2 hours ago
Roger Clark replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018 in the group Garden Visits
"Andrew, I wish that you would finish your sentences off. "It's hard to be smart and pretty"  ??? what? humble? glamorous? forgetful? infamous? You leave me wondering - but nothing has me wondering like Susan's garden.…"
12 hours ago
Dianne Caswell replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018 in the group Garden Visits
"These are the photos that Ian, Christa's husband took."
21 hours ago
Dianne Caswell replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Financial statements in the group BLF Futures
"Hi Andy, The raffles were Donated by Valerie for the Christmas Raffle."
22 hours ago
Christa replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018 in the group Garden Visits
"Thanks for sharing your wonderful garden again Susan.  It is always a good learning place for all of us. I wish I could have stretched my ears closer when you were talking to Cathie about your fertilizing practices.  Our Christmas breakup…"
23 hours ago
Dianne Caswell replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018 in the group Garden Visits
"Andy, the total for the raffle was $25.00"
Valerie replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018 in the group Garden Visits
"The garden indeed was brimming and we were all very jealous. It's great to see your garden evolving. It looks like I may set up a few more wicking beds. I am super happy with the turmeric and strawberry guava plants and last but not least my…"
Elaine de Saxe replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018 in the group Garden Visits
"Thank you for your report, Dianne. Susan's garden is wonderful and a real credit to her."
Elaine de Saxe favorited Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018
Andrew Cumberland replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018 in the group Garden Visits
"I really enjoyed the visit.  Thanks Susan for putting it on.  It was lovely to spend some Christmas time with you all.  I felt quite blessed.  I also installed several dozen secret cameras around the property so I can find out…"
Andrew Cumberland replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018 in the group Garden Visits
"Dianne - when you add the photos, align them to the centre and specify the width (it's the last option as you add a pic).  If landscape then 1200 wide.  Portrait orientation is 800 wide.  That should work.   Oh, and I…"
Dianne Caswell commented on GayleD's photo


"Gayle, could these be being made by Bees or Wasps? Very interesting."
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Dianne Caswell added a discussion to the group Garden Visits

Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018

Fabulous, what else can I say. Susan has certainly done us proud, her garden is a wonderful example of how Fruits and Vegetables can be grown in the heat of our seasons, the photos will speak for themselves. You will also see Lavenders, Salvias and Other flowering plants growing throughout the garden. They are useful to help in pollination as well as Honey for the table. Susan has put many New Features in since our last visit, many of which she is always generous enough to credit the gardens in…See More
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GARDEN VISIT - FREE and Demonstration of the Making of Truffles and Rum Balls at Susan's Garden

December 9, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:30pm
SUNDAY Decemberber 9th 9.30am TO 11.30pmAddress has been sent 9.15pm Thurs 6th. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Susan will send us a little about his garden at a later date;Many of our members will know Susan's Garden from her Blogs and perhaps you…See More
Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - FREE and Demonstration of the Making of Truffles and Rum Balls'
"Hi Valerie, Yes we will have the raffle if you still have your idea you told me about at Andy's."

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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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