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Dianne Caswell
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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Western Suburbs
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Dianne Caswell's Discussions

Looking for Tiny Clay Bowls for Cheeses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Mar 3. 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

Old Spice Jars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Mar 15, 2019. 3 Replies

Good Evening Members, I am on the hunt for Spice Jars. There is a particular one that I am after if I can find them and that is the old McCormack's Green Top Jars, the bigger ones but I would be…Continue

Tags: Spelt, Bread, Mustard, Jars, Spice

Share Farming Opportunity - certified organic farm

Started Jan 24, 2019 0 Replies

A sharefarming opportunity Eugenie Navarre is offering the opportunity for someone to come and share farm on her certified organic farm. Machinery not provided. Macalister, near Dalby, QLD    Phone…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
Location
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…

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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…

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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.

BEFORE - Garden has now been widened and…

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Latest Activity

Dianne Caswell left a comment for Tony Andreata
"Good Afternoon Tony, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Oh, how we love Olives & it's products produced, you are certainly a lucky man. We are looking for some interesting places for our Members to visit, if you are interested in our…"
Jun 28
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Rebecca Leonard
"Good Afternoon Rebecca, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). I am sure you will find some good info on Growing Herbs on BLF. Are you wanting to grow them for culinary or medical purposes? Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to…"
Jun 28
Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020'
"Ruger has organised the Tomato Tasting Event and I am sure it all sounds like a lot of fun. It will be so nice to see everyone again & get back into the Garden Visit spirit  again. If there is anyone wanting to have a Garden Visit please…"
Jun 28
Doug Hanning commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020'
"I would be in that roger. I should have 5 or 6 types fruiting."
Jun 28
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020'
"Do we still want to do a tomato tasting session? I would like to but we need to get about 6 people to bring along their best tasting tomatoes (2 types)? each.  I will also buy a couple of supermarket tomatoes as a comparison. Who would want…"
Jun 28
Janet Fong is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020 at Address will be sent closer event

July 25, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  25th July 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS IN JULY Party - GVThe address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profileHere at Park Ridge South it has been mostly bereft of green for a while now. This is obviously similar to your own gardening…See More
Jun 28
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020'
"Update for garden visit on July 25. A lot of things have changed since we agreed to hold the Christmas in July event. Covid 19 is still with us and we are still not sure of what conditions we will be allowed to operate under. We will hope that…"
Jun 28
Diana Yeo might attend Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020 at Address will be sent closer event

July 25, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  25th July 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS IN JULY Party - GVThe address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profileHere at Park Ridge South it has been mostly bereft of green for a while now. This is obviously similar to your own gardening…See More
Jun 27
Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's photo
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Late Pickings - PICONE BLACK FIG: Ficus carica

"Sorry Andy, All have been eaten, though I have frozen a few and intend to make something with them for Roger & Brenda's Christmas in July."
Jun 22
Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's photo
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Late Pickings - PICONE BLACK FIG: Ficus carica

"Hi Doug, Yes I would love the tulsi plant, and wouldn't mind a cuttting or 2 of the Condrias when you are cutting back in September, I have a few different varieties I can share with you they have all grown very well this year…"
Jun 22
Dianne Caswell commented on Andrew Cumberland's blog post Some very sad news about Elaine
"Very sad new, I had been emailing her on & off for a while and recently told Christa I was concerned I was not getting any replies, now my questions have been answered. Elaine was always there to steer us in the right direction if we went wrong…"
Jun 22
mark sturdy might attend Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020 at Address will be sent closer event

July 25, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  25th July 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS IN JULY Party - GVThe address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profileHere at Park Ridge South it has been mostly bereft of green for a while now. This is obviously similar to your own gardening…See More
Jun 21
Barbara Tealby commented on Dianne Caswell's photo
Jun 20
Doug Hanning commented on Dianne Caswell's photo
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Late Pickings - PICONE BLACK FIG: Ficus carica

"Daleys put up new sales on their website on tuesdays. They only email or text if they dont sell the stock in a few days. The only way to get some stuff with limited supply is to check on tuesdays and get first dibs. Those figs look great Dianne, I…"
Jun 20
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dianne Caswell's photo
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Late Pickings - PICONE BLACK FIG: Ficus carica

"Hang on... just going out to look for my invite to afternoon tea!"
Jun 19
Barbara Tealby commented on Dianne Caswell's photo
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Late Pickings - PICONE BLACK FIG: Ficus carica

"It seems that waiting for trees from Daley's is the usual thing to do. Sometimes I even forget I've put my name down for something and get a bit of a surprise when the email comes!"
Jun 19

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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'. 

Regards,

Selina.

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…
Thaks
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. 

At 9:46 on March 27, 2019, Christa said…

Good work Dianne, there's a lot that goes on behind the scenes, such as phone calls, organising GV's and just getting gardeners together.  Thanks for your efforts in gardening.

At 9:11 on March 27, 2019, Elaine de Saxe said…

Well done, Dianne - totally deserved :-)

At 23:13 on March 26, 2019, Andrew Cumberland said…

Congratulations to our first featured member!  Director of Garden Visits and all things Events.  Top work!

At 8:58 on February 2, 2019, Dave Riley said…

Taking up Dianne's theme...next week I turn water into wine and get the Walking Onions to run.

 
 
 

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