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Dianne Caswell
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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Western Suburbs
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Wanted new and out of the ordinary ferns and Accent Plants

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Realizing this is a non Edible Request, I beg Pardon.I am planting up a new Fern Garden and am on the hunt for New or Unusual Ferns and Accent Plants. Some of my available area to plant in is in Full…Continue

Tags: ferns, Accent, Plants, ordinary, the


Started Jul 24 0 Replies

Here you will find a Recipe for WHOLE LEMON CAKE with GLAZED LEMON SLICES. I don't know where the Recipe originated but I am sure it would be from a country where Lemons are plentiful. I could be…Continue


Great time of the year for making cheese

Started this discussion. Last reply by Che Corrie Jul 24. 4 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


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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
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.…



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.…



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.…



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…


Latest Activity

Dianne Caswell replied to Elaine de Saxe's discussion Spring Gardening
"Pleased you moved these Elaine as I was thinking the same thoughts as you."
Mary-Ann Baker is attending Dianne Caswell's event


September 30, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY 30th September 10.00am TO 12.00pmGARDEN VISIT & MOSAICS DEMONSTRATIONAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.It has been a while since we have visited Dave's Garden at Beachmere. His garden is something to…See More
Dianne Caswell commented on Elaine de Saxe's status
"Christa you really are a hoot, hope you had your clothes on this time whilst doing your dance. Elaine you are a marvel you have done so much over the years, you deserve to take it easy and the jobs will wait. Sid, early in Spring I like to get my…"
Dianne Caswell favorited Valerie's photo
Dianne Caswell commented on Dave Riley's photo

Rye crisp bread: Knäckebröd

"Wonderful!!! Wish there were more hours in the day...Thanks so much for sharing..."
Dianne Caswell favorited Dave Riley's photo
Dianne Caswell commented on Valerie's photo

Healthy banana chocolate cake

"Yum, they look great Valerie. Your boys are so lucky to have such wonderful treats...."
Dianne Caswell commented on Elaine de Saxe's status
"Hi Elaine, Don't feel too lonely. I have been so busy in the garden that I just am not finding the time for anything else. Fertilizing and composting Day today, and it is a big job. Hope to post soon..Dianne"
Christa replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Wanted new and out of the ordinary ferns and Accent Plants
"Dianne, a few years back I had Drynaria Rigidula 'whitei' and it was spectacular in a large hanging basket and some other rare ferns which needed constant watching and misting. There was also a fern called a horses tail and it was a long…"
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT AND CHEESE TASTING - free'
"I'm still away then. "
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'Re - rescheduled - GARDEN VISIT AND MOSAICS DEMONSTRATION - FREE'
"I'm overseas from tonight. "
Elaine de Saxe commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT AND CHEESE TASTING - free'
"Thanks Sid - any advance on not going at all will be welcome ;-) there's two of us, btw."
Sid Saghe commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT AND CHEESE TASTING - free'
"I might be able to provide a lift Elaine, but I'll need to confirm closer to the date as I have an engagement interstate the next week that has preparations that may interfere. "
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October 21, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY October 21st 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profileDianne will soon write a little about her garden;Children welcome but must be supervised by parents at all times.Please bring a small plate…See More
Valerie replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Wanted new and out of the ordinary ferns and Accent Plants
"I have some bright deep pink cordyline if you want that."
Elaine de Saxe favorited Dianne Caswell's discussion Wanted new and out of the ordinary ferns and Accent Plants
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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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