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

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

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


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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 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…



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 left a comment for Wallace George Cook
"Good Evening Wallace, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). You are not alone in the Old Gardener stakes, there are many of us in the group and we look forward to meeting you at one of our Garden Visits if you are ever up this way. Here at the top…"
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Dianne Caswell commented on Susan's photo

Mixed boquet from the garden

"Susan, they look very pretty all together, the Salvia greggii's are flowering madly at the moment. Looking forward to seeing your new ones. "
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Dianne Caswell commented on Susan's photo

Today's little handful of raspberries.

"I bet they taste better than store bought!!"
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Dianne Caswell commented on Susan's photo

Raspberries starting to ripen

"They look so Pretty and Yummy, Enjoy!!!!"
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Dianne Caswell posted an event

From The Ground Up - Urban Food Forests at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

May 10, 2017 from 9:30am to 1pm
WHENWednesday, May 10th, 2017, 9:30am – 1pmEVENT TYPEFree, Green, WorkshopsAGE RANGEYoung adults, Adults (30+), SeniorsCOSTFreeVENUEBrisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-thaVENUE ADDRESSBrisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, ToowongBOOKINGSBookings required. For further information and to book, phone 07 3403 2535.DETAILSFrom the Ground Up is a four-part workshop…See More
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Dianne Caswell commented on Susan Cook's photo

Duck visitor with duckling

"Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doesn't it..."
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Dianne Caswell commented on Rosalie Manning's photo

My Veggie Garden

"I can see you are a very neat and tidy gardener, Rosalie. Lovely picture."
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Dianne Caswell commented on Elaine de Saxe's photo

Volunteer Tomatoes 2

"WOW... That is quite a tomato. What did you end up doing with them all? Do you have any idea where it came from?"
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Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'INTRODUCTION to CHEESE MAKING and CHEESE TASTING BOTH DAYS with Dianne'
"If anyone is interested we do have a couple of beds here. One Single, One very good Pull Out Lounge Bed (good quality) between a King & Queen Size, I Lounge that does not pull out but very comfortable, and plenty of floor space where we…"
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Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'INTRODUCTION to CHEESE MAKING and CHEESE TASTING BOTH DAYS with Dianne'
"would love to come and will look at accommodation nearby "
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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!


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




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