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Roger Clark's Discussions

Warning on dangers of storing garlic in oil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kiehne Oct 15, 2020. 5 Replies

I was amazed to read from a book on growing Garlic by Penny Woodward that it is dangerous to store garlic in oil in the fridge. Apparently there were some serious cases of botulism in the USA and…Continue

I'm Stumped on Avocados - Why is it so?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark Oct 29, 2020. 8 Replies

If you have been following my views on Avocado flowers and their sex lives, you would know that the flowers have both male and female parts in the one flower. They act like an old married couple…Continue

Growing in sugar cane bales

Started Apr 28, 2020 0 Replies

I am trying to grow in sugar cane bales. I stacked them together and then…Continue


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Latest Activity

Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event

BRISBANE GARDEN AND PLANT EXPO 2021 - 13 TO 14 March 2021 at Rocklea Showgrounds

March 13, 2021 at 8am to March 14, 2021 at 2pm
...a subtropical plant collector's paradise    Brisbane Garden & Plant ExpoJoin us in celebrating our 10th year!The family will enjoy:● Over 100 stalls of dedicated plant   sellers & related garden products● Horticultural & gardening stage, exclusive masterclass workshops● Organic & edible gardening, native…See More
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event


January 31, 2021 from 9:30am to 12pm
SUNDAY  13st January 9.30am TO 12.00pmPLEASE NOTE -  the earlier start due to the Warm WeatherThis will be a WELCOME 2021 GV - Our 1st for the YearA little about Dianne & Graham's Garden -Ours is an Old Garden 42years. It has grown over the…See More
Jan 1, 2021
Dianne Caswell commented on Roger Clark's photo


"These trees can be so fickle, go Figger!!!"
Dec 15, 2020
Roger Clark commented on Roger Clark's photo


"Susan, Not 1 flower left on the tree. Don't laugh!  Doug had a tree that barely comes up to my knees which has loads of fruit on. I have a great looking cutting in a wheelie bin very healthy loads of growth. The only thing missing is .....…"
Dec 15, 2020
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's photo

Today's Haul of Black Krim Tomatoes

"Yeah, just another example of someone getting seeds or cuttings off me and then growing bigger and better plants and produce as a result! I'll never hear the last of this will I? Just kidding again, Glad to be of service Now I'll have to…"
Dec 15, 2020
Roger Clark replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Garden Visit - Doug and Rachel's December 2020 in the group Garden Visits
"Thanks Doug and Rachel for a great garden visit. It is amazing what you have created in a relatively short time. I can only endorse the other attendees comments made here. It was also good to see some new faces and most of the regulars once again.…"
Dec 14, 2020
Susan commented on Roger Clark's photo


"Roger, you need to bag those ASAP. It would be a shame for your first crop to be lost to fruit fly. Looking promising!!!"
Nov 28, 2020
Christa commented on Roger Clark's photo


"Things are looking good, finally a floral display.  Keep your fingers crossed."
Nov 25, 2020
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Nov 24, 2020
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Nov 23, 2020
Dianne Caswell commented on Roger Clark's photo


"Roger, your tree is looking great, so pleased you have so many flowers I am sure you will have plenty of fruit this year. Our 'Wonderful' is full of Fruit and all bagged up this year."
Nov 23, 2020
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Nov 23, 2020
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Nov 19, 2020
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"I had heaps of flowrrs on my rosavaya variety and it set about 8 but the tree is only 1m high"
Nov 19, 2020
Andrew Cumberland commented on Roger Clark's photo


"I got nothing this time but got lots last year. "
Nov 18, 2020
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Profile Information

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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Avocado trees

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 16:28 1 Comment

Hello Ross, I have a Pinkerton Avo in a pot and they (like a lot of other trees) seem to shed their old leaves just before or as they put out new leaves. Mine at the moment is starting to put out new leaves and flowers. I wouldn't worry about what is happening to the old leaves as long as the tree sends out new leaves soon. I water mine deeply once a week at this time of year and about twice a  week in the warmer months. Last year I got 3 avos which were great. I hope that this increases as…


Tomato Growing what Roger does - please add to this

Posted on July 30, 2020 at 18:42 12 Comments

After my success in growing the Juiciest Tomato at our recent Christmas in July event I thought I would share with everyone what I do to grow this most useful of vegetables, which is really a fruit.

There are more varieties of tomato than any other type of vegetable or fruit. They range in size from ones as small as a currant to whoppers weighing 1 kilo each (Brandywine). We all know how tasty and easy to grow the small cherry tomatoes are, they come up by themselves out of the compost,…


TRAD taking over the world!!!

Posted on April 6, 2020 at 12:08 3 Comments

Well Susan I don't think the pumpkins are winning this war! What do you think? They have climbed onto the fence in places to try to escape, but my money is on the TRAD to catch up and smother them.…


Working on the garden while in isolation

Posted on April 5, 2020 at 9:29 7 Comments

Work while in isolation

Like everyone else on this planet we are currently in self enforced isolation. Thnak goodness we have a large garden to keep us busy. The rain that came a while back has produced incredible growth, mostly of grass and weeds. Unfortunately the rider mower is out of action and all the repair shops have a very long waiting list, so much patience is required, I can hand mow the areas close to the house but the rest of the 5 + acres will have to wait.…


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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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