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seed vault

Started yesterday 0 Replies

if you are a facebook user a friend has just started a seed swap page Seed Vault Australia - just started so if you are interested in swapping seeds it may be another site to investigate -  Continue

growing asapargus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark Oct 7. 7 Replies

What is the best way to grow asparagus so i doesnt become a nuisance -We have been given an old bath and plan on planting asparagus in it - - will it be too wet in a bath made like a wicking bed?…Continue

rain again

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Oct 4. 11 Replies

hope evryones rain gauge are filling  ! great to see the BOM shows good falls for all areas Continue

rain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary-Ann Baker Oct 2. 9 Replies

according to BOM rain is in a long line North South middle near Crows nest and unless it rains out before it gets to everyone its on its way ! Continue

 

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Mary-Ann Baker left a comment for Leandrea
"welcome Leandrea , you will learn a lot here and will also be able to help many people with your knowledge ! "
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Mary-Ann Baker replied to Clive Buckingham's discussion It's great to be alive
"wet weather brings out the poets in the boys !!!! well done both of you ! "
yesterday
Mary-Ann Baker replied to Clive Buckingham's discussion It's great to be alive
"haha Elaine I am slowing down - was known when we were kids to sleep 4 hours a night nothing during the day - we had an old queenslander house and Grandma would tie my legs to the chair legs when it was dinner time -we all came in from the bails…"
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Mary-Ann Baker replied to Clive Buckingham's discussion It's great to be alive
"you have a great day too - awesome weather - run out between ( was going to say showers but that evokes steady light rain ) heavy down pours and do some more jobs in the garden - planted and labeled all the plants and seeds we got yesterday at the…"
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seed vault

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Mary-Ann Baker commented on Susan's blog post Busy in October
"thanks Elaine have reserved  both books from the library - see didnt know that about weeds - know if you crush insect pests in a brew they stay away from plants sprayed - pity that doesnt work for fruit fly ! "
yesterday
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Susan's blog post Busy in October
"elaine have you ever though of writing a book of great tips - thanks for the frozen  tomato one ///"
yesterday
Mary-Ann Baker commented on Susan's blog post Busy in October
"beautiful garden Susan as usual - great job you are doing ... down in ours on Friday night before the big rains and all you can see is cobblers pegs growing - last weekend I had cleared them all out and there were hundreds again - cant believe how…"
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Mary-Ann Baker's status
"Thanks for that Jeff.  I didn't even know that site existed.  Bookmarked now. "
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Mary-Ann Baker commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Members Outing - Global Food Village'
"to the wonderful Dianne and Graham, Roger and his awesome wife - a huge THANK YOU - so appreciate you coming out in the rain - just cause us Northerners came down in the rain to the markets.... to those who stayed in your nice dry warm beds you…"
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Elaine de Saxe commented on Mary-Ann Baker's status
"Just over 2 inches - nice! Plants are smiling."
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CHERYL SLAPP commented on Mary-Ann Baker's status
"So nice to get the rain last night, everything looks nice and fresh"
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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
Location
Moreton Bay Region

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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. 

food

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…

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breakfast on the hill -

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

storm

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 9:17 12 Comments

anyone badly effected by the storm? it was spectacular to watch it coming across the mountains - some gorgeous rainbows ( borrowed a friends photo - its looking towards our hill ) we had good rain - planted lots yesterday morning - sweet potatoes pepinos, more mulberry trees cannas maranta more melons and cucs - though…

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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 site.....help??!!

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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