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fridays advntures

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary-Ann Baker May 10. 9 Replies

last year we had a storm and part of the damage was the loss of shed roof and all the watering and  monitoring systems , electric fence etc etc etc so got it all fixed a few weeks ago and spent hours…Continue

small house caravan ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa May 7. 1 Reply

Lissa thought you might like this for your tiny house ! /…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa May 4. 2 Replies

looking for seeds seedlings plants cuttings of Malay AppleAmberellaElephant appleMarangMaprangMangosteen purpleMarulaKiwi berryyes we are Daleys and others wait list ! Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 1. 3 Replies

anyone interested in growing fruit and vegies organically BOGJ meeting 7 30 pm Thursday May 3rd Peace Hall Albion  George Allen will lead a discussion on what works and what doesnt around Brisbane…Continue


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Mary-Ann Baker replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Wanted new and out of the ordinary ferns and Accent Plants
"for some reason ferns and i dont go well together - even manage to kill the fish tail fern but do have a few common orchids i will be re-potting soon if you would like to put them in hanging v=baskets "
Oct 6
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Elaine de Saxe's discussion Dave's Garden Visit 30th September 2018 in the group Garden Visits
"thanks Dave and Helen it was wonderful and both of you are an inspiration ! Went to Bunnings on the way home for gardening supplies and mosaic supplies !"
Sep 30
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Re - rescheduled - GARDEN VISIT AND MOSAICS DEMONSTRATION - FREE'
"will have to wait and see what the weather is doing - will wait to see if it clears -"
Sep 30
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Re - rescheduled - GARDEN VISIT AND MOSAICS DEMONSTRATION - FREE'
"Dianne I will be alone Col has family affairs to settle in Millaa Millaa and scholl reunion - is going to do a fruit tree buying spree while in the Cairns Cooktown area - so far 40 on the list !!!!!"
Sep 25
Mary-Ann Baker is attending Dianne Caswell's event


September 30, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY 30th September 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
Sep 22
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion nashi
"saw some of those pears in COSTCO yesterday but resisted the tempation - went to Narangba nursery and bought a Rose Apple and Cherry apple instead !!!!! both natives so should do really well if we can keep the mrytle rust off them !"
Aug 20
Andrew Cumberland replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion nashi
"I have what's described as a sub-tropical pear (not nec. Nashi).  It's deciduous, the possums like to eat the new branches.  At the end of this summer season, I'll provide advice on whether it went into the compost. …"
Aug 19
Dave Riley replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion nashi
"My ambivalence about growing fruit or nut  trees haunts me. If it isn't the cost of stock, it's the wait until harvest or that ripening means you get a glut of fruit all at once. So far, my soil isn't deep enough to make serious…"
Aug 19
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion nashi
"I got two sunshu for my birthday - they are doing very well in the chook run of course they are only 6 months old so no fruit yet but look to be doing well with the winter we have had they would probably need to be no chill - getting bumper harvest…"
Aug 19
Christa replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion nashi
"Can't speak from experience, Dave, but have been interested in them for a while.  My experience with eating them, was years ago when a big store was selling them for 80 cents each.  They were tasty, juicy, yet crispy with a harder…"
Aug 19
Dave Riley replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion nashi
"I was exploring the Nashi option not only because I like 'em to eat, but also because they are not cheap to buy. They are suited to our climate -- at least some varieties as this article points out (LINK): Clearly this fruit is well suited to…"
Aug 17
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - FREE'
"sorry thought I was going to make it - Col wont leave the block as the shed is still not lockable and i am off to daughter in perth "
Jun 23
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Dave Riley's discussion Seed Suppliers
"thats interesting Valerie I too have given up on Green harvest could not recommend them for any of the at least 100 packets of seeds i have piurchased from them ---- less than 5% success rate and several packets nada  5 packets of cossack…"
Jun 1
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Cathie MacLean's blog post Glorious days in May
"roger -they are netted in a pot so every time i see flowes i do give the plants a bit of a shake !!!! "
May 25
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Cathie MacLean's blog post Glorious days in May
"great garden and awesome reading everyone - Roger as Cape gooseberries are related to tomatoes they are wind pollinated as well so the ony way we can successfully grow them is under fruit fly netting ! or they are just decimated one day you think…"
May 25
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Roger Clark's discussion Fig cuttings -would anyone like to swap?
"thanks - nothing I am looking for at the moment ! seriously think we owe you much ! "
May 23

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About me:
I am interested in sustainable living - currently work but plan retirement soon on our 5 acre block
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
BOGI subtropical fruit group, Dayboro and surrounds Permaculture group Dayboro and surrounds garden group
I am interested in:
living a sustainable life , permaculture aquaculture
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Plants and Produce, Events
What I am looking for:
Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events
Moreton Bay Region

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new chooks

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 8:53 9 Comments

Athertonia diversifolia

Posted on July 1, 2017 at 10:24 4 Comments

has anyone ever grown or eaten Atherton almond -  relative of the macadamia - a native - Athertonia diversifolia, commonly known as Atherton Oak, is a small to medium-sized rainforest tree of the family Proteaceae found in northern Queensland, Australia. 


Posted on November 15, 2016 at 5:56 4 Comments

last nights dinner - we managed 1/4 each so enough for tonight as well ! so yummm…


breakfast on the hill -

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 7:00 15 Comments

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At 21:09 on May 11, 2018, DARREN JAMES said…

They are what is known as my drum gardens and were published in grass roots some time ago with also a long version

At 21:08 on May 11, 2018, DARREN JAMES said…

At 21:07 on May 11, 2018, DARREN JAMES said…

At 21:05 on May 11, 2018, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Mary Anne ,just to take your mind of your hardship for a second or two if its possible I promise col a few pictures of what  I made from one of those drums

At 12:27 on September 4, 2017, Jane Bosward said…

Greetings Mary-Ann, 

Thankyou for your welcome! I feel a tad silly....I cannot find the recycle group to join....still finding my way around the!!

Ta, Jane

At 0:31 on November 30, 2016, Ayton Farm said…

Thanks Mary-Ann

At 21:19 on September 2, 2016, DARREN JAMES said…

It was the daisy ,smaller type one wich had the butterfly on its leaf

At 21:21 on August 6, 2016, DARREN JAMES said…

Hi Mary Anne and welcome to BLF look at your private messages in regards to worm towers.I May be able to help

At 20:00 on April 23, 2016, Dianne Caswell said…

Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF) Mary-Ann, You may like to join one of our GROUPS, feel free to join in the discussions and ask questions.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our Garden Visits, 2016 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here.  I am sure you would enjoy meeting and visiting in our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more.

At 18:04 on April 23, 2016, Phil said…

Welcome Mary-Ann. Love your plan to retire on an acreage to pursuit sustainable living - something that is close to the hearts of many people on this site. I'm sure you will be interested in the garden visits which Dianne will be more than happy to tell you about. Enjoy the site.


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