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Roger Clark's Discussions

Anyone interested in a visit to a bush foods farm?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Jul 21, 2019. 1 Reply

I have been in touch with Veronica Cougan, who runs a Bushfoods farm at Obi Obi near the Sunshine coast. They have a lot of mature Bushfood trees and a nursery. I have been there before and we had a…Continue

Harvesting Ginger and Turmeric

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark May 31, 2019. 1 Reply


Recipe for Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janet Fong Apr 17, 2019. 4 Replies

Char Grilled Red Capsicum Dip6 Italian Fryer Capsicums, halved and deseeded400 g tin of chick peas,drained5  tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive OilSalt to taste (1 teaspoon)I Garlic Clove -…Continue

Organic matter slumping - another try to counter this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Aug 25, 2018. 8 Replies

Those of you who have been members for a while will (maybe) remember my fixation with trying to correct the problem of being able counteract the slump that occurs when you grow a fruit tree in a…Continue


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Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event

SPECIAL EVENT - Nielsen's Native Nursery/Cafe Lunch Outing - 9th February 2020 at Nielsen's Native Nursery, 49-51 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Loganholme

February 9, 2020 from 11am to 2pm
SUNDAY  9th February 2020 - 11.00am TO 2.00pmThis outing will be a Lunch time event. The Cafe' is under cover so that should keep the heat at bay whilst we enjoy a meal together. It would be lovely to see as many members and friends of BLF attend. I have placed a little about the Nursery below and you will also find a link to the site of the Nursery & Cafe.  …See More
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS - GARDEN VISIT - Roger and Brenda's - End of Year Party - 15-12-2019'
"Christmas in July is a brilliant idea! We are very open to having it at our place, unless if someone else is very keen on hosting. It will certainly be much more comfortable then, and even if it is dry, we can still enjoy the winter sunshine. Brenda…"
Dec 14, 2019
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - Roger and Brenda's - End of Year Party - 15-12-2019'
"Hello everyone, I'm sorry to tell you that we are cancelling our garden visit due for this Sunday, due to the heatwave conditions we are experiencing lately. Sunday is due to be between 35 and 37 degrees, and I don't know that anyone will…"
Dec 12, 2019
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - Roger and Brenda's - End of Year Party - 15-12-2019'
"Please note The blurb re my garden for the visit on Dec 15 has been somehow placed in the wrong place as a new event on Dec 2 Please ignore this date and only come on the 15th Dec - Roger the Technology expert - NOT"
Dec 2, 2019
Roger Clark commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - Valerie's to be held at Yoorala Street Community Garden - 24-11-2019'
"Hello Valerie and Christa, do you remember promising to give me some purple leafed Oxalis way back when? I will be at the visit tomorrow if the offer still stands. Hope to see you there, regards Roger (the sponger)"
Nov 23, 2019
Roger Clark is attending Dianne Caswell's event

GARDEN VISIT - Valerie's to be held at Yoorala Street Community Garden - 24-11-2019 at Address will be sent closer event

November 24, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY Sunday 24th November 9.00am TO 11.00amAddress sent Sat 23rd 11.45am..The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profileValerie's GV will be held at:- Yoorala Street Community Garden Inc (YSCG Inc) was established in 2010. The garden is a space for…See More
Nov 17, 2019
Roger Clark replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion A call for help.
"I have a 2 -3 acre paddock, but the threat of bushfire is probably worse that at Carina and at Park Ridge we are hardly close by."
Nov 12, 2019
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"Only two things that money can't buy That's true love and home grown tomatoes."
Nov 3, 2019
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Valerie commented on Roger Clark's photo

More on my lovely leeks

"You can cut and regrow too."
Nov 3, 2019
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Profile Information

About me:
I garden on a 5 acre block of terrible soil. Therefore most of my gardening is done in containers where I can control the growing conditions. Old baths, laundry tubs, pots, PVC pipes, above ground wicking beds. I like experimenting with new growing ideas.
I am currently involved with the following community gardens and groups:
Logan Food Gardeners
I am interested in:
growing all veges and fruit trees, finding out what to grow, where and when.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Community Involvement, Gardening Help
What I am looking for:
Information, Products and/or Services, Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Events, Community Involvement, Gardening Help
Logan Region

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Roger Clark's Blog

Christmas event at R and B's. We'd like to have a tomato tasting.

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:13 8 Comments

Brenda and I would like to prove once and for all that WE grow the best, tastiest tomatoes in Greater Brisbane. So we are proposing to run a blindfold test at the Christmas event at Park Ridge.

Pretenders to the throne will need to bring along their best 1 or 2 varieties, and we will also buy some commercially produced types for testing as well. Those wanting to take part in the tasting, will need to have a friend to assist them. We will sit people down blindfolded at a table and the…


Weeds, just what I need

Posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:32 3 Comments


Your weeds could be what I need!!

Do you have Oxalis in your garden beds? You should know this weed, it is the one that sends up large clover like leaves and has pretty pink flowers around at this time of the year. It is almost impossible to get rid of, as when you pull it up it has tiny little bits which break off and these start new plants. I am after the purple Oxalis, also known as Purple Shamrock. I have plenty of the Green leafed type. It is edible, and has a spicy…


A report on a talk on Fruit Fies from the Nambour gardening show

Posted on July 21, 2019 at 9:31 10 Comments

Fruit Fly talk by Professor Richard Drew

Fruit flies have spread down to Victoria and now some have been discovered in Auckland.

We used to treat with systemic cover sprays but these are not used very much now and growers now have had to turn to less harmful (to human health) methods. These systemic sprays would be ingested by people eating the sprayed fruit as the insecticide travelled into and through the fruit

Adult Fruit Flies can travel 20 to 90 kilometres to…


SAD - but things are looking up!

Posted on April 7, 2019 at 9:15 7 Comments

Back to the world of the living!


My summer hibernation is now over, the weather is so much kinder, and I am able to get about outside without frying in the horrible hot sun. The jobs to do outside are many and varied but at least I have some enthusiasm back, which enables me to get stuck in.

My cousin's wife in the UK suffers from SAD, (Seasonal Affective Disorder) - which is caused by a lack of sun in the northern hemisphere. Here we get far too much sun, and while I…


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At 0:13 on November 14, 2015, Andrew Cumberland said…

Hey Roger - if I can't get there tomorrow, can you pop by my place (quite near the GV) to collect it please?

At 17:28 on August 19, 2014, CHERYL SLAPP said…

Hi Roger, glad you have decided to join us.  Any input into growing fruit and vege's in pots welcome

At 17:03 on August 19, 2014, Andrew Cumberland said…

Welcome to our little group Roger.   Hope you find lots of things to interest you.  Don't be shy about sharing your experience with containers.  



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