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

Great time of the year for making cheese

Started this discussion. Last reply by Che Corrie on Saturday. 2 Replies

I am wanting to make Cheese on Saturday 28th (Feta, Ricotta and Camembert Cheese) & Sunday 29th (a Hard Cheese). I am looking for someone to make Cheese with as it is nice for me to have someone…Continue

Australian Native Myrtles - Bush Tucker - WANTED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne Caswell May 14, 2017. 6 Replies

Cuttings or Seedlings wantedI am looking for Australian Myrtles to plant in pots. If you would have any of the Bush Tucker varieties, be they Cinnamon, Lemon, Aniseed etc. In the form of cuttings or…Continue

Tags: Myrtles, Bush, Tucker, Native, Australian

Did You Know - Council Cabs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lissa Mar 31, 2017. 2 Replies

I wasn't sure where to put this.You know we sometimes complain about Councils but I was so impressed with this Council Cabs info I found whilst doing the entering of the Green and Other Free and $5…Continue

Tags: City, Council, Brisbane, Cabs, taxi

Molasses For Plants – How To Use It In Your Garden

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Mar 22, 2017. 6 Replies

Molasses For Plants – How To Use It In Your GardenHave you wondered why some Organic Fertilizers smell like Molasses. I found this useful info whilst searching the net..It sounds crazy, but a can of…Continue

Tags: Fertilisers, Microbes, Fertilizers, Sprays, Coke

 

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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'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.…

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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.…

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GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR 2017

Posted on December 21, 2016 at 22:09 0 Comments

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

Posted on December 3, 2016 at 12:19 17 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…

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Latest Activity

Dianne Caswell replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"Thanks Cathie, (Richard) is looking really good now, as it is getting a bit late now to start I will feed him again before I go to bed. I will be out tomorrow so won't be able to bake until tomorrow night. It's OK I am used to late nights,…"
yesterday
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Jane Tudor
"Good Evening Jane, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of these is the GARDEN VISITS, 2018 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens.…"
yesterday
Che Corrie replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Great time of the year for making cheese
"Sounds interesting Dianne, I'd love to come along.  If you still have a spot available, I'm happy to take it. "
Saturday
Dianne Caswell replied to Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
"I took my started out of the fridge and feed it this afternoon but when I put the feed in I noticed my starter is very thick, the consistency of the best cream you can buy that if you turn it upside down nothing will fall out. Is this OK? There are…"
Friday
Dianne Caswell favorited Cathie MacLean's discussion Re: Sourdough starter for Dianne, Christa and Anne
Friday
Sid Saghe commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Bring beautiful butterflies back to our backyards with Join Helen Schwencke, author of Create More Butterflies'
"I don't suppose anyone on the northside is heading to this? Unfortunately my partner has our car for the day so if anyone is happy to rideshare I'm more than happy to contribute to fuel!"
Thursday
Sid Saghe might attend Dianne Caswell's event
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Bring beautiful butterflies back to our backyards with Join Helen Schwencke, author of Create More Butterflies at Mitchelton Library

July 21, 2018 from 1am to 2:30pm
WHENSat 21 Jul 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:30pmVENUEMitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Parade, MitcheltonVENUE 37 Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton AGE RANGEYoung adults, Adults (30+), SeniorsBOOKINGSBookings required. Phone Mitchelton Library on 07 3403 7410 to reserve your place.…See More
Thursday
Cathie MacLean commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Bring beautiful butterflies back to our backyards with Join Helen Schwencke, author of Create More Butterflies'
"Thanks so much for the link to the Bribie Butterfly House. I am going to book a group tour and take residents from the retirement village! It looks wonderful."
Wednesday
Lissa commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Bring beautiful butterflies back to our backyards with Join Helen Schwencke, author of Create More Butterflies'
"I need to buy a season pass to the BBH I've been there so many times."
Wednesday
Elaine de Saxe commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Bring beautiful butterflies back to our backyards with Join Helen Schwencke, author of Create More Butterflies'
"Thanks for the reminder, Lissa - I had forgotten about that place and have yet to visit. I can recommend Helen's talk - and her book with Frank Jordan. Great reference material for the local butterfly-fancier."
Wednesday
Lissa commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Bring beautiful butterflies back to our backyards with Join Helen Schwencke, author of Create More Butterflies'
"Would suggest a visit to the Bribie Butterfly House along First Ave for anyone interested in creating more butterflies."
Wednesday
Roger Clark replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Great time of the year for making cheese
"Dianne, I would love to join you to make some more cheese. I really enjoyed doing that the last time. Unfortunately you have picked day 1 and day 2 of my golf club championships and I really believe that I have a chance of winning something this…"
Wednesday
Dianne Caswell favorited Che Corrie's photo
Jul 17
Dianne Caswell commented on Che Corrie's photo
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First attempt at making yoghurt

"Congrats Che, it always so satisfying when you learn a new craft. What are you eating it on? "
Jul 17
Che Corrie replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Cathie's Garden Visit 14-07-2118 in the group Garden Visits
"Really enjoyed my first garden visit, so lovely to meet everyone.  You've done an excellent job of summing up the day, Dianne.  Senposai - I cannot tell you how long I spent trying to track that down on the internet, only to have…"
Jul 16
Andrew Cumberland replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Cathie's Garden Visit 14-07-2118 in the group Garden Visits
"Oh, Dianne, you wonderful woman!  Fantastic report!  So glad you and Graham got the shot of Cathie with her radish and turnip.  If I can add my two cents (that's about all it's worth) Cathie has done amazingly well on her…"
Jul 15

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At 15:13 on July 11, 2018, Che Corrie said…

Thank you Dianne for the welcome and all the information.  Sorry it took so long to get back, I've been unwell.  Definitely interested in some garden visits, though don't think I have very much to offer at this stage.

At 10:27 on July 10, 2018, Sid Saghe said…

Thank you Dianne! I'm excited to do some visits - though this Saturday I have earmarked for the Garden Show at Nambour! Keen to get some good learning in, I'm only what I consider a level one gardener (only just able to keep things alive without killing them at this stage) so I have a lot to learn.

At 20:14 on June 19, 2018, Micheline Haddad said…

Thank you Dianne!

At 22:08 on June 2, 2018, lynda shale said…

Thanks Dianne for your warm welcome into BLF's informative community...looking forward to exploring the site and hopefully being able to contribute in some way in the future :)

At 11:26 on May 1, 2018, Rachel Bekessy said…

Hi Dianne, Thanks for that lovely welcome email. I am just about drooling over your photos -  your garden and kitchen are amazing! I can't decide whether to explore BLF's pages more, or rush out into the garden and plant coriander and nasturtiums right now!

At 10:45 on April 29, 2018, Karon Swift said…

Good morning Dianne, thank you for the warm welcome. I look forward to getting to know everyone

At 20:25 on April 8, 2018, Andrew Cumberland said…

It's WONDERFUL to have you back Dianne!  You have been greatly missed. 

At 10:44 on April 8, 2018, Anne Clancy said…

Thanks Dianne,

Looking forward to learing and have joined some other groups associated with the page. Just got to get used to the internet group as i have gotten used to seeing everything on facebook these days.

Looking forward to picking up knowlage from those in the know.

Regards Anne

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 :-)

 
 
 

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