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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 this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Dec 16, 2020. 1 Reply

ROGERS’ CHICKEN LIVER PATEIngredients:-500 g chicken livers        125 g butter        1 large onion chopped     ½ teaspoon Thyme      1 bay leaf                    6 rashers bacon       3…Continue



Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Hanning Sep 13, 2020. 3 Replies

My Figs went a little wild this year & it is time to prune then. Roger has already taken some cuttings about 3 weeks ago, and his are all showing signs of rooting & new growth (you may like…Continue

Looking for Tiny Clay Bowls for Cheeses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Mar 3, 2020. 6 Replies

I am looking for some very Tiny Brownish Clay or Ceramic Bowls for some cheeses which I am making, I want the Cheeses to Age in the bowls.I need to have them D 3" (7.5cms) x H 3" (7.5cm), with…Continue

Tags: Cheese, Marceillin, Saint

Details of Gardening & Cooking Books, Dianne is selling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 5, 2019. 3 Replies

Well the de Clutter of the over flow has begun as the Reno's are almost finished. I have a lot of Gardening and Cooking Books for sale on Ebay if anyone is interested. My shop name is Cottage,…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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Dianne Caswell's Blog

The Rain - What is everyone planting now.

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 9:30 0 Comments

Hasn't this rain been wonderful. It has made a tremendous difference to our place. Where all the Grass had died we now have Green & everything else has come back from being drought stressed. My Figs are so happy we even have babies on one tree for the first time.

I have been very quiet on the Blog front, almost 2 years quiet, due to not wanting and not being allowed (OT Rules) in the Veg Patch until my garden path had been replaced (due to bulging tree roots), and I have been…


Wanted Grafting, Air-layering, Marcotting, Pegging Enthusiast - For GV's

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 13:50 3 Comments

Would there be any of our members who are Grafting, Air-layering, Marcotting, Pegging Enthusiast (with good sound knowledge) - Available for talks at our Garden Visits.

If not a member with knowledge perhaps you know someone who does or has worked in the industry and who would be willing to come along to one of our Garden Visits. They will be well remunerated with a Good Spread for Morning Tea.

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.

Tropical Cherry and Pink Guava are doing well…



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.

BEFORE - Garden has now been widened and…


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Dianne Caswell favorited Barbara Tealby's blog post This week in the garden
Dianne Caswell favorited Barbara Tealby's photo
Dianne Caswell commented on Doug Hanning's photo

Home grown dinner

"Yum, good honest food. Are you two on a bit of a Quest to see who can come up with the Best Meals? We will be having a Red Thai Curry here tonight, never too hot for a Good Curry here."
Dianne Caswell updated an event

BRISBANE GARDEN AND PLANT EXPO 2021 - 13 TO 14 March 2021 at Rocklea Showgrounds

March 13, 2021 at 8am to March 14, 2021 at 2pm
...a subtropical plant collector's paradise    Brisbane Garden & Plant ExpoJoin us in celebrating our 10th year!The family will enjoy:● Over 100 stalls of dedicated plant   sellers & related garden products● Horticultural & gardening stage, exclusive masterclass workshops● Organic & edible gardening, native…See More
Tyler Lee left a comment for Dianne Caswell
"Thanks for the welcoming message and the reply to my message i sent about the finger limes/Davidson plum if you ever want any elderberry cuttings i am in eagleby just shoot me a message."
Dianne Caswell commented on Roger Clark's status
"Hi Roger, Have just checked online and there are many varieties HERE"
Dianne Caswell favorited Sid Saghe's blog post COME RAID MY GARDEN, MOVING!
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Tyler Lee
"Hi Tyler, Yes I do have a couple of Finger Limes but not productive yet and a Davidson Plum that the Possums & Birds Love to eat, as they do most of our Fruit Trees."
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Terry Burn
"Good Morning Terry, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF).  Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of these is the GARDEN VISITS, 2021 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR I am sure you would enjoy visiting our…"
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Tyler Lee
"Good Morning Tyler, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Sorry I am a bit late with the welcome. It will be lovely to meet you at our GV on Sunday. Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of these is the GARDEN…"
Tyler Lee might attend Dianne Caswell's event


January 31, 2021 from 9:30am to 12pm
SUNDAY  13st January 9.30am TO 12.00pmPLEASE NOTE -  the earlier start due to the Warm WeatherThis will be a WELCOME 2021 GV - Our 1st for the YearA little about Dianne & Graham's Garden -Ours is an Old Garden 42years. It has grown over the…See More
Dianne Caswell replied to Dave Riley's discussion Essential Reading:Call of the Reed Warbler
"I utterly agree with your urging those who have not read these books to do so. I watched the Video when first on Australian Story and was blown over by this mans concepts. "
Dianne Caswell favorited Dave Riley's discussion Essential Reading:Call of the Reed Warbler
Dianne Caswell replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Tips for beginners
"Just as well I'm not one of the 'Cool Kids', this mug is not one for a New Prospective Member to see."
Dianne Caswell commented on Susan's blog post Jan 2021 - I've been a bit slack with blogging.
"Hi Susan, You have been a busy girl, Love it and your new shelf if fabulous. I do hope you husband is well now and you are back to your old self, your friends must really think a lot about you. I too love using Vacola Bottles, it just makes me feel…"
Dianne Caswell favorited Susan's blog post Jan 2021 - I've been a bit slack with blogging.

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At 11:36 on January 25, 2021, Tyler Lee said…

Thanks for the welcoming message and the reply to my message i sent about the finger limes/Davidson plum if you ever want any elderberry cuttings i am in eagleby just shoot me a message.

At 13:02 on December 12, 2020, Christine Margaret Roles said…

Thank you for the warm welcome Dianne.

At 10:25 on December 2, 2020, Ron Hyde said…

Morning Dianne

Thank you for the welcome. I am interested in being involved with the garden visits but I won't be in a position to do so until April 2021 onwards. I have changed my avatar as you suggested. I am pleased to share whatever relevant knowledge I have with any member on the forum, however this forum appears to already have lots of people more knowledgeable than I am, the thing I like about this forum is there doesn't appear to be any egotists, as in, this is the only way to do something, which is a most pleasant change.

At 21:55 on July 14, 2020, Diana Yeo said…

Thanks Dianne

At 12:55 on May 8, 2020, Cindy P said…

Thanks Dianne.  I'll have a look around and see how I might fit in.  Looking forward to learning about growing food in Brisbane.

At 15:22 on March 11, 2020, Fiona Ryan said…

I was very surprised to log in and see such a lovely welcome. I think I have a lot to learn from this group and hope I can share my own tips and ideas along the way. We have just created our first wicking bed, made totally from salvaged and reclaimed materials (except the soil). We are raring to go. I look forward to contributing where I can.

At 7:26 on March 3, 2020, Selina said…

Hi Dianne, 

Thank you for such a lovely welcome! I've only been living in Brisbane for a year now and am trying to connect with like minded people, basically 'us mad gardeners'. 



At 11:23 on February 2, 2020, Vivienne Hallman said…

 Hi Dianne, thank you very much for the warm welcome, I look forward to meeting the members.  Garden visits look good I hope I can join you in February.  A busy time in the garden at present after great rain.

At 12:03 on January 30, 2020, Manoj said…
At 19:59 on August 10, 2019, Pat Dorsett said…

Would love to get to know some other like minded members, but may not be able to make any of the up coming garden visits that are listed. Hopefully my time will free up a bit more in a couple of months. 


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