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Dianne Caswell
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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Western Suburbs
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Dianne Caswell's Discussions

FREE FIG CUTTINGS - NEEDING TO PRUNE QUICKLY - MANY HARD TO FIND VARIETIES

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Hanning Sep 13. 3 Replies

My Figs went a little wild this year & it is time to prune then. Roger has already taken some cuttings about 3 weeks ago, and his are all showing signs of rooting & new growth (you may like…Continue

Looking for Tiny Clay Bowls for Cheeses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Mar 3. 6 Replies

I am looking for some very Tiny Brownish Clay or Ceramic Bowls for some cheeses which I am making, I want the Cheeses to Age in the bowls.I need to have them D 3" (7.5cms) x H 3" (7.5cm), with…Continue

Tags: Cheese, Marceillin, Saint

Details of Gardening & Cooking Books, Dianne is selling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 5, 2019. 3 Replies

Well the de Clutter of the over flow has begun as the Reno's are almost finished. I have a lot of Gardening and Cooking Books for sale on Ebay if anyone is interested. My shop name is Cottage,…Continue

Old Spice Jars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Mar 15, 2019. 3 Replies

Good Evening Members, I am on the hunt for Spice Jars. There is a particular one that I am after if I can find them and that is the old McCormack's Green Top Jars, the bigger ones but I would be…Continue

Tags: Spelt, Bread, Mustard, Jars, Spice

 

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Profile Information

I am interested in:
We live on a fairly normal suburban 750sq metre block, all available space utilized.
I am a Moon Gardener. I enjoy Companion Planting.
We grow many miniature Fruit Trees in pots, a small Veggie Patch and Herb Garden.
Have started Bag Gardening and have a Blueberry and Alpine Strawberry Patch as well as Rose and Perennial Gardens.
We have Native Bees, Blue Tongue Lizards and Many Birds.
Breadmaking, Preserving, Fermenting and Cooking are other passions of mine.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Products and/or Services, Plants and Produce, Garden Materials, Events, Gardening Help
What I am looking for:
Information, Products and/or Services, Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Community Involvement, Other
Location
Brisbane Western Suburbs

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Dianne Caswell's Blog

The Rain - What is everyone planting now.

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 9:30 0 Comments

Hasn't this rain been wonderful. It has made a tremendous difference to our place. Where all the Grass had died we now have Green & everything else has come back from being drought stressed. My Figs are so happy we even have babies on one tree for the first time.

I have been very quiet on the Blog front, almost 2 years quiet, due to not wanting and not being allowed (OT Rules) in the Veg Patch until my garden path had been replaced (due to bulging tree roots), and I have been…

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Wanted Grafting, Air-layering, Marcotting, Pegging Enthusiast - For GV's

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 13:50 3 Comments

Would there be any of our members who are Grafting, Air-layering, Marcotting, Pegging Enthusiast (with good sound knowledge) - Available for talks at our Garden Visits.

If not a member with knowledge perhaps you know someone who does or has worked in the industry and who would be willing to come along to one of our Garden Visits. They will be well remunerated with a Good Spread for Morning Tea.

Dianne's 1st Day back into the Garden

Posted on April 14, 2018 at 19:30 6 Comments

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.

Tropical Cherry and Pink Guava are doing well…

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WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 19:49 11 Comments

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.

BEFORE - Garden has now been widened and…

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Latest Activity

Dave Riley commented on Dianne Caswell's page 2021 GARDEN VISITS in the group Garden Visits
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"I'm keen to do a Vetiver workshop come-visit some time. Best on a Sunday so folk can buy their seedlings at the Caboolture Mkts en route. Free slips for all attendees... March is good. But then, I'd like a garlic event then? (hint).…"
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Andrew Cumberland favorited Dianne Caswell's page 2021 GARDEN VISITS
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Ron Hyde left a comment for Dianne Caswell
"Morning Dianne Thank you for the welcome. I am interested in being involved with the garden visits but I won't be in a position to do so until April 2021 onwards. I have changed my avatar as you suggested. I am pleased to share whatever…"
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Dianne Caswell left a comment for Ron Hyde
"Good Morning Ron, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Sorry for the late welcome, had my hands in the garden from Dusk till Dawn last couple of month's, and thus too tired to do anything once I was inside. Pleased to see others have welcomed…"
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Dianne Caswell commented on Dave Riley's photo
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I have given myself an award.

"You Deserve it!!!  Yes love Your Art Work"
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Christa commented on Dianne Caswell's photo
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Lettuces a Plenty

"Wow, what a neat supply of lettuce, very colourful indeed.  Lucky you don't have wallabies running around your garden. Mine have gone to seed so I might bag them and grow them on.  "
Nov 25
Christa commented on Dianne Caswell's photo
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First LSU Gold Figs

"Forget it folks, I know there is a camera pointing on them.   I think the figs are finally showing their quality, Dianne.  Hope you enjoy each mouthful. I am drooling as well, food of the Gods.  "
Nov 25
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This arvos picking.

"Fabulous, They look like nice Bananas, & the Acerolas, well I love them but also the birds here do too!!! Enjoy your Preserving Doug.!!!"
Nov 25
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Dianne Caswell commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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This arvos picking.

"Fabulous, They look like nice Bananas, & the Acerolas, well I love them but also the birds here do too!!! Enjoy your Preserving Doug.!!!"
Nov 25
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At 10:25 on December 2, 2020, Ron Hyde said…

Morning Dianne

Thank you for the welcome. I am interested in being involved with the garden visits but I won't be in a position to do so until April 2021 onwards. I have changed my avatar as you suggested. I am pleased to share whatever relevant knowledge I have with any member on the forum, however this forum appears to already have lots of people more knowledgeable than I am, the thing I like about this forum is there doesn't appear to be any egotists, as in, this is the only way to do something, which is a most pleasant change.

At 21:55 on July 14, 2020, Diana Yeo said…

Thanks Dianne

At 12:55 on May 8, 2020, Cindy P said…

Thanks Dianne.  I'll have a look around and see how I might fit in.  Looking forward to learning about growing food in Brisbane.

At 15:22 on March 11, 2020, Fiona Ryan said…

I was very surprised to log in and see such a lovely welcome. I think I have a lot to learn from this group and hope I can share my own tips and ideas along the way. We have just created our first wicking bed, made totally from salvaged and reclaimed materials (except the soil). We are raring to go. I look forward to contributing where I can.

At 7:26 on March 3, 2020, Selina said…

Hi Dianne, 

Thank you for such a lovely welcome! I've only been living in Brisbane for a year now and am trying to connect with like minded people, basically 'us mad gardeners'. 

Regards,

Selina.

At 11:23 on February 2, 2020, Vivienne Hallman said…

 Hi Dianne, thank you very much for the warm welcome, I look forward to meeting the members.  Garden visits look good I hope I can join you in February.  A busy time in the garden at present after great rain.

At 12:03 on January 30, 2020, Manoj said…
Thaks
At 19:59 on August 10, 2019, Pat Dorsett said…

Would love to get to know some other like minded members, but may not be able to make any of the up coming garden visits that are listed. Hopefully my time will free up a bit more in a couple of months. 

At 9:46 on March 27, 2019, Christa said…

Good work Dianne, there's a lot that goes on behind the scenes, such as phone calls, organising GV's and just getting gardeners together.  Thanks for your efforts in gardening.

At 9:11 on March 27, 2019, Elaine de Saxe said…

Well done, Dianne - totally deserved :-)

 
 
 

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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