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GARDEN VISIT - at Christa at Ian's

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GARDEN VISIT - at Christa at Ian's

Time: March 17, 2019 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Address has been sent 5.16pm Thurs 14th March
City/Town: Zillmere
Phone: 0407691485
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2019

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SUNDAY Sunday 17th March 10.00am TO 12.00pm

Address sent 5.16pm Thursday 14th March

The address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profile

a Message from Christa about her garden -

Our Zillmere Garden has many young plants, most of them in blue 100 litre wicking bins, which are under 5 years old.  The few in the ground were planted earlier on the fence perimeter, about 18 years ago.  There are 2 large dominant trees central to the front and back yards, and they provide shade for our garden.  They were planted about 55 years ago.  Ferns and other ornamentals are around the big trees.   We have about 150 or more edible plants, either in fruit or leaf and they are growing close together.  

There are three raised garden wicking beds which are not used much and advice would be helpful with what to plant there. 

There is a gradual rise in on our driveway which should not be a problem to enter the backyard.  Our two fox terriers will be locked up under the house.  There are about 12 chairs on our back verandah (with a ramp) and tea and coffee and cold water will be supplied. 

We look forward to any advice that you can offer us in gardening. 

Children welcome but must be supervised by parents at all times.

Please bring a small plate of food or drink to share and any plants, produce or seed that you would like to share, swap or sell.

It is always a good idea to bring along a chair as we do sometimes have more visitors than chairs available at GV gardens.

RSVP required so that the address can be sent to you closer to the date. The email address you nominated when you joined will be used. Please update this if it has changed.

Late attendees welcome. Message Dianne or phone 0407691485 on the day for the address.


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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 19, 2019 at 22:50

LOL.  Elaine, Roger was just saying thanks! 

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on March 19, 2019 at 9:38

Hi Elaine,  Susan is doing the pix and write up for the visit - you missed a really good one and a shame you could not make it.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on March 19, 2019 at 9:07

Thank you for your report Roger. Do you have any pix? Or has any other attender have some pix for we stay-at-homes?

Comment by Roger Clark on March 19, 2019 at 7:36

Many thanks to Ian and Christa for the garden visit to their garden on Sunday. I was amazed at how they have set up their garden around the two huge Poinciana trees that are so impressive. It was worth going just to see these magnificent trees alone.  Ian and Crista have a great set up of plastic tubs that they grow a huge variety of fruit and veges in. They have a vast range of  trees, which seem to create their own micro climate, but which also benefit from the shade of the backyard Poinciana. The neat well cared for paths meander around the tubs and the good health of the plants is testimony to the many hours that have been spent in creating this great example of what can be done with a lot of hard work and  commitment. Thanks for your great hospitality and friendship! We had a lovely time and it was nice to catch up with everyone after my Summer hibernation. Now I am feeling that I should get out and get going again.  

Comment by Christa on March 16, 2019 at 16:22

That's OK Elaine, we'll miss you and hopefully the pics will show you the wicking bins that you both had a hand in.  It was your suggestion for us to garden this way.  You would laugh if you saw the amla tree in the bin, it has grown a bit too big. 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on March 16, 2019 at 15:32

Hi Christa and Ian ... we'll not be able to make it :-( Looking forward to a report and pix :-)

Comment by Dianne Caswell on March 14, 2019 at 17:20

Good Evening Everybody, Just a note to let you know the address for Christa and Ian's Garden Visit this Sunday 17th March has been sent. Hoping to see a good roll up, f you do not receive the address please text me on  0407691485... Cheers... Dianne

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