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Roger Clark
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Roger Clark's Discussions

Growing in baths

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The Murraya bite the dust!

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Roger Clark replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Garden Visit at Susan's with Demonstration of Dumpling Making - 12th Nov 2017 in the group Garden Visits
"Yes, I endorse all the previous comments. I do hope that your Pomegranate's give you some fruit this year, but only if mine also fruit. We can't have you outdoing me again!! Thanks to Michaela for your assistance in the dumpling…"
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Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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Garden at Visit Susan's with Demonstration of Dumpling Making at Address will be sent closer event

November 12, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY 12 November 10.00AM - 12.00PMMost of us have had the pleasure of going to Susan's Garden and it is always a pleasure to revisit. Susan has written up a little piece about her garden - It wasn't too long ago that I had a visit here but it's always lovely to see the changes a season can bring. New things to have a look at- new chicken coop and we now have ducklings (who'll probably be big ducks by then), plantings down the side of the house, extensive herb garden on front balcony. Peaches…See More
Nov 6
Roger Clark replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion storm damage
"Yes, Mary-Anne I will pop along to Susan's GV. I will bring the plants with me. I wouldn't mind a Chambroic Grape cutting if you have one spare. I have an Isobella but am always keen to try another grape that is suitable for our…"
Nov 6
Roger Clark replied to Mary-Ann Baker's discussion storm damage
"Hello Colin and Mary-Anne, Sorry to hear of your misfortunes. I haven't been on the website for a couple of days so have only just found out about the damage. I can offer you a few plants if you would like them, they are in pots and smallish,…"
Nov 1
Roger Clark replied to Dave Riley's discussion WHITE SAPOTE
"Dave, I have two of these. The first, a Lemon Gold, is a large tree and used mainly for pollination purposes,( I only found this out after I purchased it many years ago. It is a vigorous grower, and can be cut back with relish, but it rarely…"
Oct 24
Roger Clark replied to Dave Riley's discussion Woodchips in the veg garden: good or bad?
"Thanks Dave, Very interesting, but who do you believe on these things? I have read many times that "draw down" is a problem. There always seems to be someone who will argue the opposite viewpoint. If as this person says, the draw down only…"
Oct 24
Roger Clark replied to Dave Riley's discussion Woodchips in the veg graden: good or bad?
"Yes no doubt it was but as my internet is restricted to 8 Gb per month (via satelite) I don't open any videos or I run out of Gb before the month ends and it slows to snail pace. Supposed to get NBN at the end of July and it is still…"
Oct 23
Roger Clark commented on Andrew Cumberland's video
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Rat attack at the end of September

"Just a note to show what I do to kill rats at my place. You can see what they do to my figs above. Shown above is a 300 mm long PVC tube, blanked off at the far end, with a small hole drilled at either end to allow wire to be threaded through. Wire…"
Oct 23
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Garden Visit and Andy's Home Booze Demonstration'
"Thanks Andy for another great garden visit. The food offerings were wonderful, I will definitely have to up my game considerably so that I don't get embarrassed by what I bring in comparison. Lovely to meet a lot of new members and to see all…"
Oct 23
Roger Clark replied to Sophie's discussion Using boiling water to kill weeds?
"Sophie, do you know that there is an organic weed killer on the market now called Slasher. This is Glyphosate free and is certified with the bud logo. I have yet to try it but Dianne has used it and says it works well. I bought some from Bunnings…"
Oct 23
Roger Clark replied to Dave Riley's discussion Woodchips in the veg graden: good or bad?
"Nitrogen draw down is the main problem with using wood chips, as well as the lack of knowledge of what the plant source was. If you can be sure that the source was OK, like when you get your own trees mulched, I reckon it's a really good way of…"
Oct 23
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event
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GARDEN VISIT/CHRISTMAS PARTY- FREE at Mary-Ann's Garden

December 10, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY December 10th 10.00am TO 12.00pm + time for BBQ lunchMary-Ann's - GARDEN VISIT/CHRISTMAS PARTY- FREEMary-Ann has written a little about her garden: so excited to be able to host this years Xmas garden visit – please bring a long anything for the swap table and 1 wrapped xmas gift per person with a gardening theme to the…See More
Oct 23
CHERYL SLAPP favorited Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
Oct 22
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
"The only containers I grow stuff in are milk crates covered with weed mat. It works extremely well despite my lazy penchant for container neglect. As for spinach -- the only 'spinach' like leaf substitute I grow -- and prefer -- is…"
Oct 20
Dave Riley commented on Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
"I find the Italian greens -- radicchio and endive -- do better than the lettuces over Summer. They're not supposed to but if grown in shade you should get cut-and-come-again harvests. In Kenya  there is a significant urban farming movement…"
Oct 20
Dave Riley favorited Roger Clark's blog post Growing veges in small containers for whatever reason
Oct 20

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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 14 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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