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Growing onions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Feb 10. 4 Replies

Growing onions on your window sill. Brilliant!…Continue

Support Tillari Trotters please!

Started Oct 27, 2016 0 Replies

Belinda and Tim are fantastic people, who really care about their animals and their meat is delicious.  We need more souls like them to make the world and even better place. It's not a donation. It…Continue

Garden supplies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sophie Sep 28, 2016. 8 Replies

Diane mentioned a few places where she gets her garden supplies. I can't remember the exact names. Something about Luxury supplies? I am talking about bags and pegs etc. Where is your favourite spot?Continue


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Jay Hardy favorited Valerie's event Native bees and how to keep them
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Native bees and how to keep them at Ashgrove library

August 18, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? During this full day workshop, entomologists and professional educators, Dr Tim Heard and Dr Tobias Smith will teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper. Bookings essential.See More
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"If you don't use the claypots from Bunnings, would you recommend any other suppliers? (apart from opshops)"
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"Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for all the info. You've really looked into that one."
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"I was wondering if I could seal with beeswax?"
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Seed swappers

In this group, you can list the seeds you are willing to share when you can't make it to the Garden visits. Anybody who wishes to get seeds can become friends with the donor and send a message to get their postal address. You then send your own self-addressed and stamped envelope and seed packaging to the donor for them to return by post. Hope this makes sense :-)See More
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Cathie MacLean commented on Valerie's group Seed swappers
"Hey folks, does anyone have seed of Costata Romanesco zucchini to share? It is a striped, ribbed, meaty zucchini which is firm enough to be dried and later used in soups etc. I had seed from BOGI once but am not sure they have it now or if I can get…"
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Valerie commented on Lissa's event 'VISIT JEFFREY HODGES GARDEN, FLAXTON'
"I will pack my trestle table in case."
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April at The Gap

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 14:00 5 Comments

Weather has finally cooled down and a bit of a break at work means I give the garden my almost full attention

Bed 1 got a facelift in time for summer, with frame and shade. Now planted with rescued cherry toms from facebook share page in the Gap, spring onions, parsley. Bed 2 has more advanced volunteer cherry toms. I planted celery, which is still alive but I don't argue with volunteer tomatoes.…


A mild december, early new year

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 21:30 0 Comments

Considering the weather is holding on to a very mild gardenable temperature with steady drizzle and tomorrow is the most favorable time to plant fruit in the garden, it's a good time for early new year resolution to clean up the garden. Photos to come.

Spring in The Gap

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 18:38 4 Comments

It's good to be back in the garden. A bit of TLC is really starting to pay off. Only a few weeks ago the dwarf mulberry was covered in ants and scale. A good brush, feed and regular watering and it is positively weighed down by plump fruit all over.…


March at The Gap

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 14:30 5 Comments

I decided it was time for a clean up. I don't like clutter and I have been feeling like my garden has been highjacked by a pumpkin vine and madagascar beans. So Garden got a haircut.


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At 21:07 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

.... and drop off worm farms to you! [sorry i left that out of my above comment]

At 21:06 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

ok LoL the garden visit is not until June, thats too far into time for me to know what im doing around than heehee.... but im driving into the city for rural discovery day {kids school trip} on the 22nd of May and if you are available, i can pick up before or after we have finished in there ??? 

At 20:57 on May 13, 2014, Vanessa Thompson said…

HI Valerie, 

Im not sure about the next garden visit.... BRB ill just check when it is.... but id love to do a swap with you. {ps: these two farms do not have legs, i had them on bricks} 

At 20:21 on November 17, 2013, Muriel said…

Thanks very much for the lovely afternoon Valerie-Ann.

If you could bring plate to the Christmas garden visit that would be great.

Also please thank Rhys for the hose which will come in very useful


At 8:58 on March 17, 2013, DARREN JAMES said…

H Valerie jerusalum artichokes would still be growing and not ready for harvest yet and it may be hard at the moment to find   any rhisomes. to grow You may have to wait a while winter perhaps .One place worth a try is Kenmore village in the fruit shop although they may be in the same predicament..Good luck

At 5:16 on March 16, 2013, Lissa said…

Welcome to the Garden Visit group Valerie-Anne.

Keep an eye on the Calendar within the group to see where visits are planned for the year. I also list them in Events as some require RSVP.

Addresses for the visits are sent out the week before via email to your actual email account (whatever you have provided to the BLF site) - they don't turn up in your Private Messages.

Let me know if you have any problems. I'm happy to help :)

At 17:59 on February 24, 2013, Scarlett said…

welcome Valerie- Anne :)




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