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Dianne Caswell
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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Western Suburbs
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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

New Biocontrol Ladybird for control of Aphids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Jan 27. 3 Replies

We have a new predator…Continue

Tags: Bugs, Biocontrol, Ladybird, Aphids


Started Dec 3, 2016 0 Replies

We have an existing home in Ellen Grove and have been here for almost 40 yrs. We have gardens in place but need to have an Automatic Irrigation System Installed. We would like the system to be…Continue



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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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Posted on March 26, 2017 at 19:49 9 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…



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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Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Susan, the Purple flowers are, Dianthus variety Blueberry."
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Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Thanks so much everyone for you kind thoughts, I am determined to do all I can on the days I feel I can cope as I never know when my next trip to the hospital might be. It is all of you who inspire me. These are the other 2 photos that I wanted to…"
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Susan commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Stunning! What were those purple flowers in the front before shots?"
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"Sensational and inspiring!!"
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"Stunning Dianne! The effort that's been applied certainly shows."
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Wow, A lot of work has gone into this and it looks great. You have made a lot of changes and to do so when it is still quite hot makes me think that I must be somewhat of a big whoos? (can't even spell it), to hold off doing much work…"
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Karmen
"Hi Karmen, It is only this morning I see this question from you, I see you also have sent Susan a message re - Green Lemons, as it was her recipe, I am sure she is better to tell you where it can be found. Have a Happy Gardening Day."
Lissa commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Beautiful. Very neat Dianne - you plant with such precision."
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Dianne Caswell left a comment for Vikki Blore
"Good Evening Vicki, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF), You will find quite a lot of information on the site about Dragon Fruit and Herbs and Spices. Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS,…"
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Lucy Hurrey
"Good Evening Lucy, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF), I am sure you will prove to be a big asset to our group, we would love to hear more about the groups you are involved with. Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to…"
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Go you good fings!!!!  What an amazing change.  "
Christa commented on Dianne Caswell's blog post WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017
"Wow, what a change, you have transformed the garden to a food forest.  How you do it with the hurdles you have to jump, amazes me.  The citrus fruit row should grow well and the lavender edging is going to be a picture. The pea straw looks…"

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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!


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.  

At 16:18 on January 10, 2017, Meegan Hardaker said…

Hi Dianne, 

Thanks so much for welcoming me to this great site. I look forward to exploring it and visiting some gardens!

Warm regards


At 14:42 on January 8, 2017, Chris Kridakorn-Odbratt said…

Hi Dianne,

Thank You very much for your warm welcome. I think when I move back to Thailand, (from a Jungle in Laos), I will start a small Permie farm, hopefully this year... up North, in TH. The climate there is probably similar to QL. Then I will certainly be much more active on the net...

Til then...Warmest Regards,

Cheers Chris @

At 21:11 on January 3, 2017, DARREN JAMES said…

Hello Auntie Dianne we are looking forward to laying eggs for you when we are much bigger .The eggman says you must get out that hospital soon.  lol regards DARREN &BEB


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