Here are some photos of how the garden is looking at the moment.
Dianne's first day in the garden. Not a very flattering photos. But this is me after 8 weeks in hospital.Continue
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.Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Dianne Caswell on December 21, 2016 at 22:09 — No Comments
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…Continue
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 with Unwelcome Visitors to the Garden. as well as Fertilizing etc. A Blog where if you have a Question, Answer or…Continue
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.…Continue
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 Salad Additive. We could also put our Favourite Spring/Summer Recipes…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.
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.
The Lettuce have…Continue
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue