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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 4 hours ago 0 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 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 left a comment for Tom farmer
"Good Afternoon Tom, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). You don't give us any idea of your Gardening/Cooking etc interests though I am sure we will be able to be of assistance to you on BLF. Here at the top of the page, you will find many…"
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Dianne Caswell posted a discussion

Did You Know - Council Cabs

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 Events today. I thought the Events were Fabulous well this info is something else. I know most of our member do not need these services but we never know when we will.a found on the BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL siteCouncil CabsThe Council Cabs service organises shared taxis at scheduled times for residents…See More
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Dianne Caswell posted events
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Dianne Caswell replied to Christa's discussion DESERT LIME
"Thanks so much Elaine and Christa for the helpful info."
5 hours ago
Lissa commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Fermenting Workshop for Beginners with Dave Riley'
"I will be living south when this comes up. Too far :("
6 hours ago
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Karcsi W
"Good Afternoon Karcsi, 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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Valerie is attending Dianne Caswell's event


July 23, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY JULY 23rd 10.00am TO 12.00pmFLOW HIVE BEEKEEPING SPECIALA Little about the Talk by Cathie:I will be happy to talk about my experiences with rescuing the bees and with setting up the Flow hive (new technology for harvesting honey)Cathie will add a little about her garden, closer the day.Children welcome but must be…See More
12 hours ago
Valerie is attending Dianne Caswell's event


May 7, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY MAY 7th 10.00am TO 12.00pmSusan is having her GV to replace Sophie's - Sophie will be having hers a little later.Well you know how much we love Susan's Spring Rolls  well during her GV there will be a Demonstration on just how to Wrap, Fold and Cook Banana Springs Rolls. On street parking is available.  Ground is mostly…See More
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From The Ground Up - Companion Planting For Food Gardens at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

April 5, 2017 from 9:30am to 1pm
WHEN Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 9:30am – 1pm VENUE Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha VENUE ADDRESS Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, ToowongBOOKINGS required. For more information or to book, phone 07 3403 2535COST Free DETAILSBookings essential. From the Ground Up is a four-part workshop series on how to garden and grow plants sustainably.The methods and…See More
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Dianne Caswell commented on David Hatcher's photo


"Beautiful looking Pineapple. do you know what type? Was it lovely and sweet?"
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Dianne Caswell favorited David Hatcher's photo
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Dianne Caswell commented on David Hatcher's photo


"Oh, how we love Avocados."
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Dianne Caswell favorited Lissa's discussion Shakshuka
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Dianne Caswell commented on Dave Riley's blog post "I is coming boys and girls. Get procreating."
"I also find this a busy time of the year, but think of the rewards good planning will bring."
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Dianne Caswell commented on Sophie's blog post March 2017
"How wonderful, Thanks so much for the Blog, it is always great to see what you are up to. I'm so pleased you continue to enjoy the adventures of Gardening and Bread Making."
14 hours ago

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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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