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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

 

Dianne Caswell's Page

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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Latest Activity

Dianne Caswell favorited Lissa's event VISIT JEFFREY HODGES GARDEN, FLAXTON
16 hours ago
Dianne Caswell commented on Lissa's event 'VISIT JEFFREY HODGES GARDEN, FLAXTON'
"Hi Everyone, Don't forget to bring your name badge along, if you have the one Graham gave you. See you all Sunday. Should be a good day, thanks so much for organizing this one Lissa."
16 hours ago
Julie Migliorisi commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'INTRODUCTION to CHEESE MAKING and CHEESE TASTING BOTH DAYS with Dianne'
"Thanks Dianne for that suggestion.  I'll come on the Saturday.  Yum!!"
Wednesday
Dave Riley commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Fermenting Workshop Stage 2 with Dave Riley'
"Unfortunately 'Stage 1' had to be cancelled as I was ill and the house was in turmoil with a major kitchen makeover. But August is an open agenda. My keeness now is pastes -- fermented pastes -- but what will be optioned will depend on…"
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Fermenting Workshop Stage 2 with Dave Riley at Dave's Place

August 6, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Take this opportunity to join Dave and learn more about Fermenting. This workshop will be aimed at those who are familiar with the Basics and would like to learn a little more. In this class Dave will also touch on Sour Dough Making as well.Class size is limited so get in early.You will need to bring:    .  Produce: bring your own to ferment.Dave will be adding a list of produce for you to bring      Aside from produce you will need to bring:Dave will update what else you need to bring Closer…See More
Tuesday
Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'INTRODUCTION to CHEESE MAKING and CHEESE TASTING BOTH DAYS with Dianne'
"If you would like to come for one day, Saturday will be the best as we will do and talk about the fundamentals first. Would be good to have you along for the day."
Tuesday
Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Fermenting Workshop Stage 2 with Dave Riley'
"I Julie, Yes everyone is welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there."
Tuesday
Dianne Caswell commented on Lissa's event 'VISIT JEFFREY HODGES GARDEN, FLAXTON'
"Hi Lissa, Are we treating the Visit to Jeffery's as a GV and bringing along cuttings, Produce etc...  I am bringing along a couple of cuttings I have promised if that is OK..."
Tuesday
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GARDEN VISIT/CHRISTMAS PARTY- FREE at Mary-Ann's Garden

December 10, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY December 10th 10.00am TO 12.00pmMary-Ann's - GARDEN VISIT/CHRISTMAS PARTY- FREEMary-Ann has written a little about her garden: some of our members have been to Mary-Ann's garden and all came away in awe of just what Mary-Ann and Colin have been able to achieve in the short time they have lived on their property;There…See More
Tuesday
Julie Migliorisi commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'INTRODUCTION to CHEESE MAKING and CHEESE TASTING BOTH DAYS with Dianne'
"This sounds amazing! What a generous person you are Dianne to offer this for two days and free as well!!!! I would love to attend but at this stage think I could only make it for one day.  Maybe that would be enough to start me off on a new…"
Tuesday
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INTRODUCTION to CHEESE MAKING and CHEESE TASTING BOTH DAYS with Dianne at TBA Closer the date of Event

September 23, 2017 at 10am to September 24, 2017 at 3pm
SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER, 10.00AM - 3.00PMSUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 10.00AM - 3.00PMAfter many requests to me for a Cheese Making Class, I have now decided to put one into EVENTS for the year. I had asked Andrew if he would like to hold the class but he has another interest involved as his contribution. I am not a tutor of Cheese Making but a very enthusiastic Fromager who can guide you through the fundamentals. In this class we will be making a variety of cheeses that will be either finished or…See More
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GARDEN VISIT - FREE at GayleD's Garden

August 20, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY AUGUST 20th10.00am TO 12.00pmGayleD has given us a little bit of an insight into the major renovations of her gardens:It seems like I have a very different garden since the last BLF visit. What was the swimming pool is now a 50,000L water tank. The lid is slightly raised above the ground and you can walk on it.  That…See More
Tuesday
Julie Migliorisi commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Fermenting Workshop Stage 2 with Dave Riley'
"Diane, I have wanted to learn more about this for ages. Presume there was a Stage One which I missed, and hope it will still be okay to do this one? We are mostly gluten free at home, but I think this will still be suitable for us. "
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GARDEN VISIT/FLOW BEE HIVE TALK- FREE at Cathie's Garden

July 23, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY July 23rd 10.00am TO 12.00pmCathie's - GARDEN VISIT/FLOW BEE HIVE TALK- FREECathie has given us a little info about her Garden:My garden is located in Keperra alongside the train line and wraps around my entire house. I have always been passionate about growing food. When I was a kid we had a great vegetable garden and…See More
Tuesday
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Jason Watson
"Good Afternoon Jason, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). We have many members who feel the same way as you do about Food Miles, Food Processing, Food Freshness, Etc. We are here to pass on any information that may be of help to you and you may…"
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INTRODUCTION to CHEESE MAKING and CHEESE TASTING BOTH DAYS with Dianne at TBA Closer the date of Event

September 23, 2017 at 10am to September 24, 2017 at 3pm
SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER, 10.00AM - 3.00PMSUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 10.00AM - 3.00PMAfter many requests to me for a Cheese Making Class, I have now decided to put one into EVENTS for the year. I had asked Andrew if he would like to hold the class but he has another interest involved as his contribution. I am not a tutor of Cheese Making but a very enthusiastic Fromager who can guide you through the fundamentals. In this class we will be making a variety of cheeses that will be either finished or…See More
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At 21:11 on June 13, 2017, Doug Hanning said…

Thanks Dianne,

 I have been getting information from this forum for the last 2 years. Finally pulled my finger out and decided to join. I have only been at my current place for the last 2 years previously had this place rented out and lived on a smaller block. I grew up on farms and a banana plantations as a kid and have always wanted to get back to that sort of lifestyle albeit close to the city for work purposes. 

Once again thanks for the welcome and I will try to contribute as much as I can.

BTW my avatar is of a few of my first crop of black sapote this year, my first and how I love them.

Regards Doug

At 11:23 on May 29, 2017, Jan C. said…

Many thanks, Dianne.  I'm looking forward to being a member!  Jan

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. 

 
 
 

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