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At 6:50 on January 23, 2018, Adam Baker said…

Hi Dianne,

Thanks for the friend request! Re hosting a garden visit in September, a bit of info about our place... it is a duplex on a battle-axe block, so parking is on the street- however there is plenty of room. Then if everyone can just walk up the driveway and to the duplex on the right hand side. It is all flat ground, easy to get around and kid- friendly. Ourr little girl, Sophie, will be 2 by September)

We rent and everything we have in the garden is designed to be able to pack up and take with us to the next place. Having only been in Brisbane for 6 months I am still getting things going again, but hopefully by September there will be a bit more to see!

It is a very small block, but I aim to utilise as much space as possible. I have edibles in pots, some hydroponics and (hopefully by september) at least have made a start on the aquaponics. Also worms and native bees. The bees will be due for a split soon- perhaps we can do that at the Garden visit?

Hope this helps, let me know if you need more info. Cheers!

At 14:01 on November 19, 2017, Jacqui Honeywood said…

Thanks for the BLF friend request Diane :-)

At 21:43 on November 4, 2017, Jacqui Honeywood said…

G'day Dianne, thanks very much for your warm welcome. I have to be honest that it's my hubby Clay who is the green thumb in our family, I just tell him what I want planted and then enjoy the fruits of his labours (literally, haha). Lovely to meet other native bee enthusiasts here too. The GVs sound really lovely; Clay and I would love the opportunity to come along and learn from others and see the variety of gardens around Brissy. We might even be brave enough to share ours sometime in the future too. Thanks also for your tips for the website, I'll spend a bit of time and get to know my way around. Looks like there's lots of 'our kinda people' here :-). 

At 20:28 on October 19, 2017, Daniel Kemp said…

Thanks Dianne.  I am working my way around the site before going back to work.

At 21:27 on October 16, 2017, Matthew Bushnell said…
Thanks Dianne. I was a member of BLF previously but wasn't very active. I went to sign in tonight to discover my email address wasnt recognized.
I'm hoping to be a bit now activein the near future.
At 7:29 on October 11, 2017, Clive Buckingham said…

Hi Dianne, Thanks for the welcome. We are a 3 generation family and bought the property with our daughter, son-in-law and baby. It was established with the fruit trees and we are now trying to learn how to care for them and grow as much of our own food as possible. I have almost completed the chook shed so chooks will be arriving soon. I have also started building some wicking beds.

We will be joining some of the groups and the Garden Visits looks very inviting. Hopefully we will have something to share.

Cheers Clive

At 8:59 on September 5, 2017, Chris Denaro said…

Thanks for the welcome Diane. The site looks great, looking forward to delving deeper and getting involved! :)

At 13:45 on August 25, 2017, Adrian Kilsby said…

Thank You Dianne ,

It will be early next year before we settle into our new house but it be good to out of this two bedroom flat .Can't wait to start growing a few herbs and conducting my experiments even if a lot of them are failures . Ah!! such is life.

At 14:30 on August 24, 2017, Tracy Comans said…

Thanks Diane, I look forward to learning more about the groups (and hopefully some possum deterrence tips). Tracy

At 13:24 on August 24, 2017, Andrew Gaydon said…

Thanks for the warm welcome.

At 21:53 on August 23, 2017, Kellie Williams said…

and I'm not sure what you mean by 'pea leaf avatar'

At 21:51 on August 23, 2017, Kellie Williams said…

Thanks for the welcome Dianne :-)

At 2:52 on August 19, 2017, David Richardson said…

Thanks Dianne I look forward to meeting you.

At 13:52 on July 21, 2017, Jay Hardy said…

Thanks Dianne :) 

At 21:11 on June 13, 2017, Doug Hanning said…

Thanks Dianne,

 I have been getting information from this forum for the last 2 years. Finally pulled my finger out and decided to join. I have only been at my current place for the last 2 years previously had this place rented out and lived on a smaller block. I grew up on farms and a banana plantations as a kid and have always wanted to get back to that sort of lifestyle albeit close to the city for work purposes. 

Once again thanks for the welcome and I will try to contribute as much as I can.

BTW my avatar is of a few of my first crop of black sapote this year, my first and how I love them.

Regards Doug

At 11:23 on May 29, 2017, Jan C. said…

Many thanks, Dianne.  I'm looking forward to being a member!  Jan

At 8:53 on May 1, 2017, Wallace George Cook said…

Hi Dianne, thanks for great reply, I am very interested in growing the YACON tubers as I have a type two diabetic wife. I watched the Garden Guru on tv yesterday and that prompted me to grow this wonderful plant. I have never seen it before and am wanting to get a few tubers to plant. I would be very interested in obtaining some if you or your other members are able to spare a few. Kind regards Wally.  

At 19:08 on April 28, 2017, Brooke Kaden said…
Thanks for the warm welcome Dianne, I had a look though the Gaden Visit calendars & there is so many awesome tours coming up will definitely have to plan to go to some hopefully soon
At 11:12 on April 9, 2017, Suzanne said…
Thank you , I will have a look at the site . We have a few fruit trees and some raised garden beds .
At 17:35 on March 26, 2017, Dave Riley said…

Marmalde recipe: HERE.

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