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Dianne Caswell
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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Western Suburbs
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  • Sarah Connolly
  • Doug Hanning
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Dianne Caswell's Discussions

Australian Native Myrtles - Bush Tucker - WANTED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne Caswell May 14, 2017. 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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

 

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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
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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Clive Buckingham commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free'
"Liz and I will be attending."
22 hours ago
Clive Buckingham is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free at Jacqui and Clay's Garden

February 24, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY February 24th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Clay and I live with our 3 boys in Mitchelton. Here are the details about our garden:  We live on a 683m block, our house sits right in…See More
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Janet Fong is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free at Jacqui and Clay's Garden

February 24, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY February 24th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Clay and I live with our 3 boys in Mitchelton. Here are the details about our garden:  We live on a 683m block, our house sits right in…See More
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CHERYL SLAPP is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - FREE at Clive and Liz's Garden

April 29, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAYDAY April 29th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Clive and Liz have written a little about their garden;We have a 1.2 acre block on the Logan River at Bethania. We sold our very small…See More
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CHERYL SLAPP is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free at Jacqui and Clay's Garden

February 24, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY February 24th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Clay and I live with our 3 boys in Mitchelton. Here are the details about our garden:  We live on a 683m block, our house sits right in…See More
Saturday
Jacqui Honeywood is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free at Jacqui and Clay's Garden

February 24, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY February 24th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Clay and I live with our 3 boys in Mitchelton. Here are the details about our garden:  We live on a 683m block, our house sits right in…See More
Thursday
Valerie commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free'
"There is a lady at The Gap who is having an orchid sale on the same day to fund her mum's aged care if anybody want to take the GV opportunity  to have a look. Details to be posted by her the day before. Her mum propagates them herself and…"
Thursday
Valerie commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT and Wax wraps and mini kokedama making - Free'
"I am having a lot of fun making hanging baskets and kokedema in various fashions as I am running out of ground space in decent sunlight. Trying to find the easiest process and testing different soils. "
Feb 12
Profile IconMegan and Cathie MacLean are attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free at Jacqui and Clay's Garden

February 24, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY February 24th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Clay and I live with our 3 boys in Mitchelton. Here are the details about our garden:  We live on a 683m block, our house sits right in…See More
Feb 8
Profile IconAndrew Cumberland and Valerie are attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT and Wax wraps and mini kokedama making - Free at Valerie's Garden

March 17, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY 17TH MARCH 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Valerie has written a little about her Garden;Some info about my garden.We live on a roughly 600m2 flat block in The Gap. I started…See More
Feb 8
Becky might attend Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free at Jacqui and Clay's Garden

February 24, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY February 24th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Clay and I live with our 3 boys in Mitchelton. Here are the details about our garden:  We live on a 683m block, our house sits right in…See More
Feb 7
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free'
"I'll be there but will need to leave promptly.  Unfortunately, I'm teaching photography that day. "
Feb 7
Andrew Cumberland is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free at Jacqui and Clay's Garden

February 24, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY February 24th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Clay and I live with our 3 boys in Mitchelton. Here are the details about our garden:  We live on a 683m block, our house sits right in…See More
Feb 7
Dianne Caswell updated an event
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GARDEN VISIT and native bee split demonstration - free at Jacqui and Clay's Garden

February 24, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SATURDAY February 24th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Clay and I live with our 3 boys in Mitchelton. Here are the details about our garden:  We live on a 683m block, our house sits right in…See More
Feb 7
Dave Riley commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT AND MOSAICS DEMONSTRATION - FREE'
"My garden is 'in transition' at the moment from one perspective to another. After 8 years of effort making my own, I have dirt to be proud of, happy worms and topsoil. Since October is months away I have plenty of time to rejig the…"
Feb 6
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GARDEN VISIT AND MOSAICS DEMONSTRATION - FREE at Dave's Garden

October 28, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY October 28th 10.00am TO 12.00pmGARDEN VISIT & MOSAICS DEMONSTRATIONAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.It has been a while since we have visited Dave's Garden at Beachmere. His garden is something to…See More
Feb 6

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At 6:50 on January 23, 2018, Adam Baker said…

Hi Dianne,

Thanks for the friend request! Re hosting a garden visit in September, a bit of info about our place... it is a duplex on a battle-axe block, so parking is on the street- however there is plenty of room. Then if everyone can just walk up the driveway and to the duplex on the right hand side. It is all flat ground, easy to get around and kid- friendly. Ourr little girl, Sophie, will be 2 by September)

We rent and everything we have in the garden is designed to be able to pack up and take with us to the next place. Having only been in Brisbane for 6 months I am still getting things going again, but hopefully by September there will be a bit more to see!

It is a very small block, but I aim to utilise as much space as possible. I have edibles in pots, some hydroponics and (hopefully by september) at least have made a start on the aquaponics. Also worms and native bees. The bees will be due for a split soon- perhaps we can do that at the Garden visit?

Hope this helps, let me know if you need more info. Cheers!

At 14:01 on November 19, 2017, Jacqui Honeywood said…

Thanks for the BLF friend request Diane :-)

At 21:43 on November 4, 2017, Jacqui Honeywood said…

G'day Dianne, thanks very much for your warm welcome. I have to be honest that it's my hubby Clay who is the green thumb in our family, I just tell him what I want planted and then enjoy the fruits of his labours (literally, haha). Lovely to meet other native bee enthusiasts here too. The GVs sound really lovely; Clay and I would love the opportunity to come along and learn from others and see the variety of gardens around Brissy. We might even be brave enough to share ours sometime in the future too. Thanks also for your tips for the website, I'll spend a bit of time and get to know my way around. Looks like there's lots of 'our kinda people' here :-). 

At 20:28 on October 19, 2017, Daniel Kemp said…

Thanks Dianne.  I am working my way around the site before going back to work.

At 21:27 on October 16, 2017, Matthew Bushnell said…
Thanks Dianne. I was a member of BLF previously but wasn't very active. I went to sign in tonight to discover my email address wasnt recognized.
I'm hoping to be a bit now activein the near future.
At 7:29 on October 11, 2017, Clive Buckingham said…

Hi Dianne, Thanks for the welcome. We are a 3 generation family and bought the property with our daughter, son-in-law and baby. It was established with the fruit trees and we are now trying to learn how to care for them and grow as much of our own food as possible. I have almost completed the chook shed so chooks will be arriving soon. I have also started building some wicking beds.

We will be joining some of the groups and the Garden Visits looks very inviting. Hopefully we will have something to share.

Cheers Clive

At 8:59 on September 5, 2017, Chris Denaro said…

Thanks for the welcome Diane. The site looks great, looking forward to delving deeper and getting involved! :)

At 13:45 on August 25, 2017, Adrian Kilsby said…

Thank You Dianne ,

It will be early next year before we settle into our new house but it be good to out of this two bedroom flat .Can't wait to start growing a few herbs and conducting my experiments even if a lot of them are failures . Ah!! such is life.

At 14:30 on August 24, 2017, Tracy Comans said…

Thanks Diane, I look forward to learning more about the groups (and hopefully some possum deterrence tips). Tracy

At 13:24 on August 24, 2017, Andrew Gaydon said…

Thanks for the warm welcome.

 
 
 

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