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  • Brisbane Eastern Suburbs
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Coriander/Ginger/Chillies/Sweet potatoes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Riley Jul 6, 2018. 6 Replies

Hi folks, So today, I was looking at my overflowing coriander pot and felt so guilty about hardly using it.  Keep in mind that I have another pot started with seeds as I turn these over every 6-8…Continue

Tags: Chilli, potato, Sweet, Ginger, Coriander

Lemon Curd Tea Cake

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland May 31, 2018. 9 Replies

This was the recipe I used today for the lemon curd tea cake that everyone enjoyed.Cake mixture300 grams Self Raising Flour120 grams Butter150 grams sugar2 eggLemon curd120 grams lemon juice120 grams…Continue

Tags: Lemons

Banana Flour - Who Knew?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Mar 30, 2018. 12 Replies

So, I have a problem at the moment.  I have just worked through one bunch of 90 banana's-> banana muffins, banana smoothies, banana bread, frozen banana, dried banana and give aways.  You name it,…Continue

Chestnuts for Subtropics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Mar 20, 2018. 10 Replies

Look what I got in my inbox!Dear Susan, You made an enquiry with us quite a while ago now. Sorry for taking so long to get this ready for you. We now have 8 of the Chestnut - Winchester available.…Continue

 

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About me:
I am a country girl, turned city girl, dreaming of going back to being a country girl but still living in suburbia. :) "What does that all mean?", you ask. Well basically, I love my garden, my chickens, my bees and would love some more land to play on but really don't think I could cut it away from the city anymore. With that in mind, my little block of land is slowly being turned into an edible oasis - somewhere I can retreat from the outside world, commune with nature and get that awesome satisfaction of picking my own dinner from the garden.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
I'm a school teacher and I run the school's garden as afternoon tutorial for senior students. Don't have many kids but have a core little group who have loved planting and harvesting their little patches.
I am interested in:
vegetable gardening, bee keeping, preserves.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
None/Unsure
What I am looking for:
Events, None/Unsure
Location
Brisbane Eastern Suburbs

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July 2020

Posted on July 26, 2020 at 15:00 10 Comments

Alright, so I’m going to preface this blog post by saying it is an outright brag - directed completely at Roger.  He and I are obviously quite competitive and I copped it today at the garden visit.  Yep, that’s right, I went home with tears in my eyes about all the wasted broccoli, the beautiful kohl rabbi, the gorgeous cabbages and the pumpkins, just left Willy nilly where they lay with little care from Roger at all.  I whispered quietly to them that they wouldn’t have to fend for…

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End of May garden harvest.

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 17:30 5 Comments

Hey everyone, 

Check our my latest garden vlog :May garden harvest

I’m getting better at these video’s but need to work on making sure I’ve got the camera pointed at something interesting 

Finally getting to stay home

Posted on April 4, 2020 at 14:10 5 Comments



Hi all,

well after a crazy couple of weeks, I get to stay home   We were planning to be off to Tangalooma this week for a holiday but obviously those plans got scratched.   Gardening is great therapy though so I’m not complaining.   Still going a bit extra on all my garden plantings and turning every available space into food production.  Last weekend, I…

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Susan commented on Susan's blog post July 2020
"Aww, shucks guys.   Yeah Doug, I was miffed at no beanie - not even an honorable mention in the tomato contest!  Valerie, I do have one very measly cucumber plant going and it is giving me about 1 per week at the moment.  It is…"
Jul 28
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Dehydrated Starawberries

"Could you do it without vinegar?  I'd be curious if it would be worth it.   I have dried paw paw before but don't care for it.  Absolutely love dried Mangoes and Banana.  Not done tomatoes before but this year I…"
Jul 28
Sophie commented on Susan's blog post July 2020
"Haha Valerie, as if we needed an excuse to go to seed shop or look at seed catalogues lol"
Jul 28
Valerie commented on Susan's blog post July 2020
"You've got cucumbers????!!!! Okay okay I dee where this is going...Straight to the seed shop!"
Jul 27
Valerie favorited Susan's blog post July 2020
Jul 27
Roger Clark commented on Susan's blog post July 2020
"Yeah, I must admit you are still setting the gold standard. Dry your eyes and just remember the Pomegranates!!!"
Jul 27
Christa commented on Susan's blog post July 2020
"Susan, don't get upset, you are still up there with 1/2 dozen others.  You definitely have a huge harvest compared to my measly lot.  My couple of peaches don't compare. All that citrus, mulberry and funny purple broccoli and the…"
Jul 27
Sophie commented on Susan's blog post July 2020
"Roger my only five tips for gardening are : poo, poo, poo, overplant, and poo!Tips 1,2, 3 & 5: Composted animal manure has seen a huge acceleration in soil humusTip 4: My theory is some make it, some don't - hedge your bets and plant loads,…"
Jul 27
Sophie commented on Susan's blog post July 2020
"Hilarious, you two crack me up. Susan, your garden is looking lush and productive!! What a haul :) Congrats of the new layer!!!!"
Jul 27
Sophie favorited Susan's blog post July 2020
Jul 27
Roger Clark commented on Susan's blog post July 2020
"Well Susan, A little competition never hurt anyone. (Well so it's been said). It's what pushes us on to bigger and better things. One of the reasons why I like BLF is that we all learn from one another and push on to bigger and better…"
Jul 26
Susan replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Garden Visit - Roger and Brenda 26 July 2020 in the group Garden Visits
"Lovely report.   Thanks again, Roger and Brenda, you hosted a lovely spread for us to finally all catch up again.  "
Jul 26
Doug Hanning commented on Susan's blog post July 2020
"Pity you dont have a nice red beanie to wear in the garden. All looks good there."
Jul 26
Andrew Cumberland commented on Susan's blog post July 2020
"and she said she was gunna!  LOL.  You are doing extremely well there Susan. Did I mention that I have voodoo dolls of both you and Roger?  "
Jul 26
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July 2020

Alright, so I’m going to preface this blog post by saying it is an outright brag - directed completely at Roger.  He and I are obviously quite competitive and I copped it today at the garden visit.  Yep, that’s right, I went home with tears in my eyes about all the wasted broccoli, the beautiful kohl rabbi, the gorgeous cabbages and the pumpkins, just left Willy nilly where they lay with little care from Roger at all.  I whispered quietly to them that they wouldn’t have to fend for themselves…See More
Jul 26

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At 12:32 on November 7, 2019, angela holmes said…

Hi susan hows things? I wonder how your pink iona grape went? I recall you weren't liking the muscadine so were going to replace it with a pink iona. My muscadine is fruiting for the first time and its on drip irrigation but i fear my kids wont like it.

At 21:38 on October 17, 2016, angela holmes said…
Hi Susan. Sounds like your GV went well? It's certainly an oasis you have there. On my way home on Saturday I thought what a great way to have your strawberries, and I want to do the same thing. Keeps them off the ground, extra water from the waterwell pots, and you can move them around. Best of all it's so easy to set up and by using the fence space I can free up an entire garden bed! What size troughs did you use (450mm, 600mm, 700mm)? How many plants per pot? But mainly I am interested in those racks you use to hang them - do you remember what they were called, what brand, where did you get them?
At 16:50 on September 14, 2016, Jan Holley said…

I plan to be at the GV in Dayboro, if you are going. I'll be sure to bring some.

At 19:43 on September 12, 2014, Elaine de Saxe said…

Thanks for the info, Susan. There's programmes alright, too darned many of them. Tried several, none keep the 300dpi the pictures are at.

The programme you used is not available to me on the Mac but I do have others already that I can make up something to use as a template. I was hoping to save myself the hassle ;-)

At 9:01 on July 16, 2010, Daniel said…
Hi Susan! Welcome aboard. I look forward to hearing more about your garden, especially the edging, since I'm doing the same thing right now! :-)

Daniel.
At 8:41 on July 14, 2010, Scarlett said…
welcome Susan :)
SJP
 
 
 

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