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Susan's Blog – March 2018 Archive (3)

Daley's Visit 2018

It was the most amazing day for a visit to Daley's.  I managed to drag my butt out of bed at 5:15 and was on the road by 5:45 to start the journey.  Google maps told me it would be 2hrs and 15 min via lions road.  "Perfect" I thought.  Macca's stop for coffee, toilet break when I'm almost there because of said coffee and I would still arrive at 9 am (You read that correctly and I can add up -Stupid daylight savings time).  Plenty of time for me to stop in Kyogle and grab something to eat and…

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Added by Susan on March 24, 2018 at 19:30 — 11 Comments

Qld garden and plant expo

What a glorious weekend. I got there at 8am and had a lovely wander around while it was not crowded.  Of course, I had to stop at Grandma’s cottage garden where I picked up 3 more (small) salvias - Denver, jitterbug, cupie doll and a dwarf Shantae daisy to go in the front garden that I just cleaned up

I also bought a whole bunch of seeds from Erica vale seeds…

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Added by Susan on March 17, 2018 at 11:00 — 4 Comments

March 2018

Hi Everyone,

I've managed to get in 7 hours of good gardening last weekend and feel like I've achieved a lot.  Vegie wise, I planted out into seedling punnets some broccoli, beetroot, lettuce and spinach.  Direct sowed some bush beans and dwarf peas.  I lost all but 2 of the beetroots I planted 2 weeks ago - I need to learn my lesson and just not buy them as seedlings.  I never have any luck with those but when I make my own seedlings to transplant, I never have a drama???…

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Added by Susan on March 16, 2018 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

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