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Roger Clark
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  • Logan Region
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Roger Clark's Discussions

Growing in baths

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Sep 1. 9 Replies

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The Murraya bite the dust!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jul 11. 1 Reply

I have recently discovered via that…Continue

Summer Hibernation in Queensland?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sophie Apr 10. 4 Replies

Well I don't know about everyone else out there, but I found this summer to be hard to take. I usually am able to cope with hotter conditions by toiling very early and then very late on hot summer…Continue

 

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Garden Visit and Andy's Home Booze Demonstration at TBA Closer the date of Event

October 22, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY 22 October 10.00AM - 12.00PMAgenda forAndy and His Rozie’s Garden Visit:  22 October 2017 10.00 – 10.30:  Arrive, meet and introduce yourselves. Someone remind Andy to make sure there is tea, coffee and cold water!  (He’ll be all nervous and silly on the day.) 10.30 – 11.00/15-ish:  Garden tour.  Somebody take photos to share on the web site! 11.15-ish - 11.45:  Eat, drink, chat and be merry.   11.45 – 12.15:  FREE LESSON:  how to make home made booze.  This will include a really easy…See More
yesterday
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'A NOT GARDEN VISIT BUT AN INTRODUCTION to CHEESE MAKING and CHEESE TASTING BOTH DAYS with Dianne'
"Many thanks must go to Dianne for her generosity and patience when showing me how to make Brie last week. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and was amazed at the wide variety of cheeses Dianne has on the go. I found the making…"
yesterday
Roger Clark replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion rain
"No rain here!"
Friday
Roger Clark replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion rain
"Yes, things are getting desperate here at Park Ridge. I am gradually shutting down any garden that requires too much water to give it a chance of growing anything efficiently. That means I will cover these gardens with old sacks to protect the life…"
Thursday
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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Members Dineout - PREECE'S AT THE JETTY -Redcliffe at Preece's at the Jetty

November 19, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
WHENSunday, 19th November 201711.30am until ?VENUE ADDRESSPreece's at the Jetty155 Redcliffe Parade Redcliffe QLD 4020DETAILSWouldn’t it be great if we could all get together and spend time over a leisurely lunch in an historic location by the sea. Where we will have some of the best views in Redcliffe, at Preece's at the Jetty. The eatery at the end of the pier has been a community hub since 1932 and the building has been sensitively restored to accentuate the sea views. The menu is Modern…See More
Wednesday
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Members Outing - Global Food Village'
"A great idea, especially as it is right on the railway line. A chance for all those in BLF to find out what is going on and to sample the many national food types in the area. Is it just my opinion or are there far more…"
Wednesday
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Members Outing - Global Food Village at Croydon Road, Woodridge (opposite the Woodridge train station)

October 15, 2017 from 6am to 2pm
WHENSunday, 15 October 2017,6am - 2pmThis is the time open from - untilVENUE ADDRESSCroydon Road, Woodridge (opposite the Woodridge train station), why not get the train in and leave the car at home.DETAILS Why not come and enjoy a day out with the international atmosphere and experience more than 200 nationalities and cultural experiences including multi-cultural costumes and shopping? The market provides international breakfast foods from Europe, Africa and Asia.I thought it might be lovely…See More
Wednesday
Elaine de Saxe replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in baths
"No not GH. All I found a few years ago (3-4?) was buying it cut to specific lengths. The WA folks were way cheaper. Anyway I have as much as I need for now but it's good to know there's a local alternative if I need more later on."
Sep 1
Dave Riley replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in baths
Sep 1
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in baths
"Yes the white stuff it is. Net pro sell it by the metre. A lot cheaper than getting through Green Harvest, etc."
Sep 1
Dave Riley favorited Roger Clark's discussion Growing in baths
Sep 1
Elaine de Saxe replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in baths
"I thought that about the bathtub pond, Christa! Dang but there was a huge female Toad squatting comfortably in the pond even tho the water was too high for her, she found the brick ramp I'd made for the tadpoles and ensconced herself on that.…"
Sep 1
Christa replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in baths
"Yes Roger, as Elaine mentioned, it is a very small floating fern weed. The advantage of a bathpond is that it is higher thus preventing toads.  I have some high grass potted next to the bathpond to encourage frogs.  Still waiting for them.…"
Sep 1
Elaine de Saxe replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in baths
"Oh dang, the vege net rips - is it the white stuff Roger? I bought mine from Netmakers in WA would have preferred a local seller had I known. Azolla is a floating fern; it increases as does duck weed (dw is the world's smallest flowering…"
Sep 1
Andrew Cumberland favorited Roger Clark's discussion Growing in baths
Sep 1
Roger Clark replied to Roger Clark's discussion Growing in baths
"Yes Elaine, these were obtained long before the idea of a wicking system came along, but they do work very well. I do have a number of wicking set ups and they are good, but in my beginners ignorance I used gravel as the "sump" materials…"
Sep 1

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About me:
I garden on a 5 acre block of terrible soil. Therefore most of my gardening is done in containers where I can control the growing conditions. Old baths, laundry tubs, pots, PVC pipes, above ground wicking beds. I like experimenting with new growing ideas.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Logan Food Gardeners
Bogi
I am interested in:
growing all veges and fruit trees, finding out what to grow, where and when.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Community Involvement, Gardening Help
What I am looking for:
Information, Products and/or Services, Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events, Community Involvement, Gardening Help
Location
Logan Region

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Drying out again

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 8:50 25 Comments

G'day,

How are things at your place right now in the garden? I have noticed the garden changing - drying out for a while now with no rain to help. The difference between raised beds which are in  full contact with the ground and my containers which are either set up as a wicking bed or simply separated from the ground e.g. sacks, baths, laundry tubs, etc. is most marked. A few weeks ago everything was flourishing, there was moisture in the ground and  watering needed to be minimal.…

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Palagonite update

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 13:35 7 Comments

My Palagonite experiment

 

You may remember that I planted out two identical "Rouge De Marmande" seedlings, each in a wheelie bin with identical growing mixes, except that in 1of the bins I mixed in an amount of Palagonite mineral powder as well.

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Roger's Garden in July

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 13:06 6 Comments

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At 0:13 on November 14, 2015, Andrew Cumberland said…

Hey Roger - if I can't get there tomorrow, can you pop by my place (quite near the GV) to collect it please?

At 17:28 on August 19, 2014, CHERYL SLAPP said…

Hi Roger, glad you have decided to join us.  Any input into growing fruit and vege's in pots welcome

At 17:03 on August 19, 2014, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to our little group Roger.   Hope you find lots of things to interest you.  Don't be shy about sharing your experience with containers.  

 
 
 

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