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WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017

It has been a very busy time here since you were all at the GV Last year. We have transformed our Front Gardens into Food and Fruit Gardens. My love of Citrus stands out and since being introduced to so many Sub Tropical Fruits both from Members and our Visit to Daley's  last year, you will find our Front Garden now very edible.…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on March 26, 2017 at 19:49 — 11 Comments

GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR 2017

Please find attached the 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR it is filling quickly. Thank you to all member who have helped by Hosting next years GV's, a Special thanks must go to our new members. We are still needing the months that are clear to be filled. If you would like to host a GV, please Personal Message me.

Next year some of the GV's will include Talks/Presentation/etc.…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on December 21, 2016 at 22:09 — No Comments

SUMMER 2016-17, WHAT ARE YOU SOWING, PLANTING, PREPARING, DESIGNING-REDESIGNING FOR YOUR GARDEN

Well Summer is here. We have felt the brunt of the first storms for the Season, some of us left with a mess to clean up and others with some lovely rain added to their tanks. As we feel the extremes of Summer so do our Flowers, Vegetables, Herbs, Plants and Trees. Whilst some are very good at coping with the stresses of Summer others need help. So it's time to think about how we can help our plants along.

Mulching is important, as is keeping the water up. There are many forms of…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on December 3, 2016 at 12:19 — 17 Comments

WHAT ARE YOU PLANTING, FERTILIZING, PREPARING FOR, ETC. NOW - SPRING 2016

This Blog has proved to be popular in the past, for many reasons - It allows Members to hear about your New Planting, Planned Plantings and Programme of Dealing…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on October 17, 2016 at 14:30 — 15 Comments

Dianne's garden wakes up from Winter

It has been a while between Blogs for me, so thought I would start this off as an ongoing diary for myself over the Spring/Summer Season of 2016.

It has been a big year for us in Ellen Grove and to be honest I couldn’t have done the hard yakka without Husband Graham and Member Darren. The Garden has undergone a lot of work and rearrangements due to the addition of a new Work Shed for Graham.…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on October 13, 2016 at 7:38 — 3 Comments

First flowers on my YUZU

I was delighted this morning to find my first flowers on the Yuzu - citrus junos.…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on September 24, 2016 at 9:42 — 4 Comments

Spring/Summer Salad Greens and Hints for Salads

It is time to start planting those Spring/Summer Salad Greens if you haven't started already. Hopefully we will find something new for you to Plant.  There are so many possibilities for turning that Salad into something Special. I thought it would be a nice idea to have Members list a Favourite Green or Other…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on August 7, 2016 at 14:00 — 13 Comments

BEST WISHES TO MICHAEL

Best wishes to Michael Hoff for his New Knee Operation and a Speedy Recovery and hoping everything goes well.

We will miss you at the GV's. But just think come October when we see you next we may not be able to keep up with you. I am sure you will be pampered by all those nurses whilst in hospital and rehab. Take lots of Gardening Mags along with you. All the Best.

Added by Dianne Caswell on July 30, 2016 at 8:01 — 4 Comments

AVATAR - A challenge

Wouldn't it be great if all our Brisbane Local Food Members had their own AVATAR and it can be put on via their "MY PAGE". This could be a photo of a Favourite Pet, Fruit, Flower, Herb, Vegetable, Person, Car etc. etc., Your Occupation, Business or something else of interest to you. The Avatar would be seen in place of the picture with the Green Peas Leaves, a way of saying this is ME.

I would like to put out a…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on July 20, 2016 at 14:00 — 15 Comments

MAY IN DIANNE'S GARDEN

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Added by Dianne Caswell on May 15, 2016 at 9:27 — 10 Comments

What are you planting, harvesting and preparing your soil for now? Mid Autumn to Spring

This is a New Blog for Mid Autumn to Spring..

I thought it might be helpful to see what everyone is Planting, Harvesting and Preparing for in the garden now. Perhaps this would be helpful to those of us who would like to…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on April 28, 2016 at 17:58 — 34 Comments

HOW DO DISABLED GARDENERS, GARDEN?

I often think about Disabled Gardeners. What is the definition of disabled? Maybe you have Arthritis or Doggy Hips, walk with a cane, the Knees are not as young as your mind is. What ever the disability how do you manage to get things done? To turn the soil over and plant the seedlings then to produce such wonderful produce.

Do you have special Tools you use in the Garden? Any Hints and Tips for us. If you do I am sure we have members who would like to hear about them.

Added by Dianne Caswell on April 27, 2016 at 19:29 — 13 Comments

GARDEN RESTORED 1 MORE PICS

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Added by Dianne Caswell on March 23, 2016 at 7:55 — 3 Comments

GARDEN RESTORED 1

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Added by Dianne Caswell on March 23, 2016 at 7:47 — 7 Comments

GARDEN RESCUED

I have been very busy in the garden since the Garden Rescue, you all gave me just what I needed, a swift kick up the backside to just get out there and stop feeling sorry for myself. Well that is what I did. It's a start.…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on March 3, 2016 at 19:07 — 21 Comments

What are you planting, harvesting and preparing your soil for now?

I thought it might be helpful to see what everyone is Planting, Harvesting and Preparing for in the garden now. Perhaps this would be helpful to those of us who would like to plant something a bit different to our normal fare. We have a few member who always have some out of left field ideas that we have picked up with gusto, and we are now finding ourselves eating many new & interesting foods.

Is anyone preparing beds etc. for the next Seasons Produce & what type of…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on February 13, 2016 at 18:42 — 56 Comments

SEMI SHADE LOVING VEGETABLES

I have several Grow Bags that are in a Semi Shaded position. Unfortunately I can't move them. as they are full of compost.

I am wanting to plant Semi Shade loving vegetables or fruits - any suggestions. They can be permanent planting as a couple of the bags are quite big.

PS - We have decided we are going to have the Quandong cut down this year, we will be on baked beans for a while to save up for the Tree Lopper.

Added by Dianne Caswell on February 8, 2016 at 8:18 — 18 Comments

DIARY OF POTTING/GARDEN MEDIUM COMPARISON - ISMAIL'S and YOURS

At the January GV at Lissa's we had a guest speaker Ismail Moola, from Nutri-Organics. It was decided that those who purchased his Potting/Garden Medium might like to do a comparison test with the view to seeing which product performs best and fruits with a better tasting product.

It would be good if we could all keep a photo diary here to show the performance results. It would also help if we could each write a little piece about the performance/fertilizing products and methods…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on January 27, 2016 at 12:00 — 21 Comments

GARDEN RESCUE

Thanks so much to everyone who turned up for the Garden Rescue. Though embarrassed by the state of disrepair, it was so good to have the…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on January 18, 2016 at 19:30 — 12 Comments

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