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

Australian Native Myrtles - Bush Tucker - WANTED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne Caswell May 14. 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. 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

Molasses For Plants – How To Use It In Your Garden

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Mar 22. 6 Replies

Molasses For Plants – How To Use It In Your GardenHave you wondered why some Organic Fertilizers smell like Molasses. I found this useful info whilst searching the net..It sounds crazy, but a can of…Continue

Tags: Fertilisers, Microbes, Fertilizers, Sprays, Coke

 

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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
Location
Brisbane Western Suburbs

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Dianne Caswell's Blog

WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017

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.…

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GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR 2017

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.…

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SUMMER 2016-17, WHAT ARE YOU SOWING, PLANTING, PREPARING, DESIGNING-REDESIGNING FOR YOUR GARDEN

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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WHAT ARE YOU PLANTING, FERTILIZING, PREPARING FOR, ETC. NOW - SPRING 2016

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 14:30 15 Comments

This Blog has proved to be popular in the past, for many reasons - It allows Members to hear about your New Planting, Planned Plantings and Programme of Dealing…

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Lissa replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"I had one of those tall yellow salvias, albeit briefly, in my garden. Bought it from Coucals Garden at Mt Crosby. "
23 hours ago
Christa replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"Could it be a Costa Rica Susan, I had one similar some time ago.  Love them."
yesterday
Christa replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"They are beautiful Dianne, you have so many, no wonder the birds and bees hang around your place.  I may hang around there soon.  They are beautiful pictures as well."
yesterday
Stephen Choi replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"Plus had the added benefit of being true. A colony of bees is an amazing thing"
yesterday
Dianne Caswell replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"Good Answer!!!"
yesterday
Stephen Choi replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"Easy Dianne they are all the ones working hard. The boys just hang around waiting for their food."
yesterday
Dianne Caswell replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"Now Stephen, how do you know they are all Ladies???"
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Dianne Caswell replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"I do love that yellow one, Madrensis Salvia. Wish I knew someone who worked at the gardens to get me a cutting. Did you manage to get anything else there that you couldn't resist."
yesterday
Stephen Choi replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"I bought a couple of packets of Salvia and Borage seeds and just recently tried planting it out. The borage and one variety of Salvia has sprouted but the scarlet variety has not yet. I just lots of flowers for my bee ladies"
yesterday
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Companion Planting

Companion Planting is an age old practice of Planting Plants within close proximity which will Benefit other Plants, either by giving off a scent or chemical that will repel harmful insects.They may also be grown to entice Beneficial Insects that will help rid your plants of Nature's Nasties. Another way these plants may help is by returning goodness back to the soil. Many of these plants may also be used to make Teas to spray your plants with, or the leaves used in the Compost as an activated.See More
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Susan replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"Also, I was walking around the Mt Coot tha botanic gardens after the show and there was a yellow salvia from mexico- very large plant with massive flower spikes that was absolutely covered in bees - I think it was the Madrensis Salvia"
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Susan replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"Hi Dianne, went to the rare plant expo and picked up some new salvia's.  I also have some more from the ipswich garden show which I haven't got photo's of at the moment but were sold to me as * Tangerine greggi * Pink Greggi *…"
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Dianne Caswell left a comment for Michael
"Good Afternoon Michael, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS, 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens.…"
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Dianne Caswell replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"Find here some more Salvias that I am willing to share cuttings from. I find Spring/Early Summer/Autumn the best time to take cuttings. When taking cuttings try to take stems without flowers. If you would like a little more info in this…"
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Cathie MacLean is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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Pollinators, predators and pests at Mt Coot-tha Library, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong

May 27, 2017 from 10:30am to 12pm
WHEN Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10:30am – 12pmVENUE Mt Coot-tha LibraryVENUE ADDRESS Mt Coot-tha Library, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Rd, ToowongBOOKINGS Phone Mt Coot-tha Library on 07 3403 2550COST Free DETAILSBookings essential.Delve into the miniature world of insect life and learn how to identify the good bugs from the bad. Learn how to increase the population of beneficial insect life in the garden without the use of harmful chemicals. Presented by horticulturalist, Noel Burdette.…See More
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Andrew Cumberland replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Sages/Salvias - Culinary, Companion & Bee/Bird/Butterfly Attracting in the group Companion Planting
"I think so - otherwise, Earth would only have Salvias (or at least only the salvias in my yard would be pollinated and nothing else)."
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At 8:53 on May 1, 2017, Wallace George Cook said…

Hi Dianne, thanks for great reply, I am very interested in growing the YACON tubers as I have a type two diabetic wife. I watched the Garden Guru on tv yesterday and that prompted me to grow this wonderful plant. I have never seen it before and am wanting to get a few tubers to plant. I would be very interested in obtaining some if you or your other members are able to spare a few. Kind regards Wally.  

At 19:08 on April 28, 2017, Brooke Kaden said…
Thanks for the warm welcome Dianne, I had a look though the Gaden Visit calendars & there is so many awesome tours coming up will definitely have to plan to go to some hopefully soon
At 11:12 on April 9, 2017, Suzanne said…
Thank you , I will have a look at the site . We have a few fruit trees and some raised garden beds .
At 17:35 on March 26, 2017, Dave Riley said…

Marmalde recipe: HERE.

At 11:46 on March 26, 2017, Karmen said…

Hi Diane, thanks so much for your welcome. There are so many interesting discussions, the one I am very interested in is a recipe for "Green citrus marmalade (jam)", but I can't find it anywhere. Would you guys help me find it, I recently pruned my lemon tree and I have a lot of green lemons. 

Many thanks, Karmen

At 20:20 on March 21, 2017, Melissa said…

Hello Dianne, thanks so much for your welcome.  I would love to visit gardens, and will sign up for the Turners Garden visit on March 25. I am really keen to look around the site and I really do enjoy the idea of connecting with like minded folk!

Melissa

At 17:52 on March 9, 2017, Rosalie Manning said…

Hello Dianne :)

Thank you ever so much for your warm welcome. My apologies for the late reply, i have been busy working. Thank you for the local info, I shall definitely keep my eye out on whats happening and where. I would love to go to the garden visits as I'm eager to learn :) I have just noticed some of my seedling starting to sprout which I'm so thrilled about. I'm heading to purchase some more tomorrow. :) Looking forward to a thriving Veggie garden. 

At 19:47 on February 28, 2017, Julie Migliorisi said…

Hi Dianne, Thanks for your email and welcome.  Until last year I was receiving the groups emails and loved reading about the garden visits which always seemed to take place at a time I had to work!  Now I am working less, I am keen to get to know you and some of your lovely members who I am sure agree, there is nothing like getting your hands in the dirt!  Will hopefully meet you this Sunday. 

At 17:44 on February 8, 2017, Sarita Kissun said…

Dianne G'day! Good to hear from you. Thanks for the comments. When I get my head around the Brisbane Local Food I will talk to you. Thanks for the welcome Sarita

At 22:24 on February 4, 2017, Cecilia Nunez said…

Thanks for your welcome.  I'll look at the different groups soon.  

 
 
 

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