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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


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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 commented on Dave Riley's photo

Little Tree of Sarzano and Tatume squashes/zucchini

"These look so yummy Dave great Fritter ideas, and I like your's for the Frittata Mary-Ann."
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"Good Morning Kim, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Nice to have another Cheesemaker and Cook on the site. 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…"
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Dianne Caswell replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion Members dineout
"Thanks so much to everyone for coming along, what we thought would be a cool miserable rainy day turned out to be a lovely day by the sea spent with great company. The food was tasty and the specials for the day went down well. We shared laughs and…"
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Dianne Caswell left a comment for Lyn Thompson
"Good Evening Lyn, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). I do hope we can help you find some of the plants and information you are looking for. Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS, 2017 GARDEN…"
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Christine Atherton
"Good Evening Christine, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). What a beautiful part of the country you live in, I was lucky enough to spend 3 beautiful days and nights there 2 weeks ago. And to have blueberries growing a dream for me. Here at the…"
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Bernard Creighton
"Good Evening Bernard, 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.…"
Jacqui Honeywood commented on Dianne Caswell's photo

Romano Cheese

"that looks brilliant Dianne, I reckon it would taste magnificent too!! Mmmmmm. "
Jacqui Honeywood left a comment for Dianne Caswell
"Thanks for the BLF friend request Diane :-)"
Dianne Caswell commented on Matthew Bushnell's blog post CAUTION -------BLF IS DANGEROUS!!!!!
"Have only just stumbled across this Blog, you made me giddy, all of you, just reading about what you do. Not able to do too much at the moment in the garden but give me a couple of months after all my operations and treatment stops and I will be…"
Dianne Caswell commented on Jacqui Honeywood's video

Splitting an Australian Native Bee Hive by 7 year old boy

"I have 2 hives to split and I am scared to do it, perhaps I could hire your son???"
Dianne Caswell commented on Jacqui Honeywood's video

Hive duplication of native bee hive log

"Fabulous Jacqui, thanks so much for sharing"
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Annie Watt
"Good Afternoon Annie, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Next time you come into the site you might like to tell us a little about yourself and what drew you to join this site. Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One…"

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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.

At 21:53 on August 23, 2017, Kellie Williams said…

and I'm not sure what you mean by 'pea leaf avatar'



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