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Roger Clark
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  • Park Ridge
  • Australia
  • Logan Region
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Roger Clark's Discussions

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

Pumpkins have outsmarted me again!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Sep 22, 2016. 11 Replies

Hello,Somewhere, sometime ago, I posted a bit about Pumpkins and how they flower. Well true to form, Clark has covered his face with egg AGAIN.I related how (in my experience), when you plant…Continue

Winter Pruning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Aug 12, 2016. 22 Replies

It is pruning time again. This is when I treat my citrus to a good going over for gall wasp and also a general tidy up. I always prune three times, as it is so easy to miss galls. I made the mistake…Continue


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Roger Clark commented on Susan's blog post The in-between time
"It's good to see that you are now re energised and back into production after our long hot summer. I guess we are all in a similar mode at the moment, trying to make up for lost time. I have just about run out of space. I planted a lot of…"
Roger Clark replied to DARREN JAMES's discussion Life in the pumpkin patch
"Yes Darren, there's lots of life in the pumpkin patch at my place too. I also have many fruit forming now, and I am trying several new types to see what they are like. I planted a lot out in early summer and they didn't thrive due to the…"
george s commented on Roger Clark's blog post The dreaded Slump - how do you allow for it?
"O.K. you understand what the problem is. Try to read up on Google    .... Al's gritty mix...... for the gritty part I use coal ash and/or pine bark. For container trees read up on ...... Versaille planters.......   Good…"
Susan replied to Roger Clark's discussion Give away Bunya nut trees to a good home.
"Lol Roger:) I promise i won't ask for one  "
Apr 19
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's photo

turmeric grown in wheelie bin 2017

"Yes I do, and this keeps me in Turmeric for the year. We do the same for Ginger, as well as freezing it. Elaine I'll let you know when I've harvested it. I don't know as yet how much I will get in total. "
Apr 19
Elaine de Saxe replied to Roger Clark's discussion Give away Bunya nut trees to a good home.
"I've heard the Aborigines hereabouts used to gather in what we know as the Bunya Mountains to feast on the nuts every second/third year. In the Bunya Mountains, there's still marks on the older (and *huge*) trees where they chopped into…"
Apr 18
Andrew Cumberland replied to Roger Clark's discussion Give away Bunya nut trees to a good home.
"Some bugger planted them in public spots around McDowall as well.  I enjoy the nuts a lot. "
Apr 18
Elaine de Saxe replied to Roger Clark's discussion Give away Bunya nut trees to a good home.
"Indeed 'if only'! Apart from advanced age, 24 perches with a small bush area in the back is no place for a Bunya tree. The nuts are superb baked or boiled. Like Chestnuts only more savoury in flavour. Local person had one on the footpath.…"
Apr 18
Elaine de Saxe favorited Roger Clark's discussion Give away Bunya nut trees to a good home.
Apr 18
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's photo

turmeric grown in wheelie bin 2017

"Good point mate.  You don't dry and powder them?"
Apr 18
Lissa replied to Roger Clark's discussion Give away Bunya nut trees to a good home.
"If only."
Apr 18
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event

GARDEN VISIT & (TO BE ADDED) - FREE at Sophie's Garden

June 11, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY JUNE 11th 10.00am TO 12.00pmSophie has written a piece about her Garden;We have lived here for 3 years, but the garden only really started taking off Feb 2016 (after a few false starts). Started from scratch with pretty much no garden skills or knowledge but with plenty of motivation, and healthy dose of inspiration…See More
Apr 18
Roger Clark posted a discussion

Give away Bunya nut trees to a good home.

Does anyone want a Bunya nut seedling or two? They are not a tree for the suburban back yard. Even on my impoverished soil mine have grown into very large trees,…See More
Apr 18
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's photo

turmeric grown in wheelie bin 2017

"Yes, Andrew but there's only so much you can use. I should investigate selling it to my local small grocers shop. or I guess I can give it away at garden visits."
Apr 18
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Apr 18
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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
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
Logan Region

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Roger Clark's Blog

Palagonite - BOGI talk

Posted on April 9, 2017 at 8:19 14 Comments

I made it along to BOGI on Thursday evening for once, It is an hour plus drive from downtown Park Ridge and I often don't make the effort, but I'm glad I did this time. Some of you might have seen the ABC news on Saturday where they also had a segment about the same subject - Palagonite. They showed Polo fields in Qatar, which have been treated with Palagonite and have great results getting grass to grow there.

Palagonite is a mineral mix formed by very specific volcanic activity. Mt…


New Fruit Fly Trap

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 8:00 17 Comments fruit-crops-inventor-claims-... Read the article about this. I wonder how much it will be. Surely as it is a product of a respected Uni it should work. It would be a huge boon to not only Organic Gardeners but also the general public, as conventional farmers will be able to grow fruit, etc. without poisonous sprays and this will not only make the…


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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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