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Time: February 24, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Jacqui and Clay's Garden
City/Town: Mitchelton
Phone: 0422 022 961 Andy
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2018

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SATURDAY February 24th 10.00am TO 12.00pm

Address 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.

Clay and I live with our 3 boys in Mitchelton. Here are the details about our garden:  

We live on a 683m block, our house sits right in the middle and Clay has planted our (almost) entire perimetre with fruit trees. We have several different Figs, mandarins, lemons, olives, grapefruit, peach, nectarine, mango, apple, tree tomato, lemonade, orange and lime trees (I'm sure I've missed some).  

Clay does a bit of air-layering, particularly of his fig trees so I'm sure he will love sharing some of his successes with those.  

We also have just under 30 Australian Native Bee hives on our block nestled between fruit trees and even on our front deck. Whilst we have already finished splitting most of our hives for the season, we will have a hive ready to split for the GV so we thought this might be a nice opportunity to share how this process is undertaken and to share a bit of information on keeping native bees and watching them in your garden. We were hoping to do some bush honey tasting for our guests as well.  

Our property has a gentle slope but is fairly easily accessible for most. We are likely to either set up on our back deck or in our back garden for the visit (depending on the weather). If we set up on the back deck, there are 4 stairs with a handrail to get up there. There is plenty of on street parking at the front of our house.  

For those a little wary - we have two dogs - actually two fat Labradors who are very friendly and will welcome visitors with much interest. We also have two cats who are likely to make themselves scarce for the visit. 

We have ample tables and enough seating for about 12 or more however if we're likely to get more than this, some may wish to bring a fold up chair. Given we'll be doing a hive split, we'll cap the numbers to around 15 adults, otherwise not everyone will be able to get a good vantage point.  

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.

As I will still be in hospital Andy will be giving out the address for me.

Late attendees welcome. Message Andy or phone 0422 022 961 Andy, on the day for the address.


It's easy. Check HERE read the blurb and message Dianne

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Comment by Christa on February 24, 2018 at 10:16

The rain is good, our 3 tanks are full.  I can't complain.  There may be another time for this GV, as I would love to know more about native bee hive splits and see you bee friendly garden.

Comment by Jacqui Honeywood on February 24, 2018 at 8:07

Hi all, sorry we weren't able to continue with the garden visit today but we're also grateful for all this lovely rain. It's not great practice to open or split a hive in wet weather so we'll reschedule when there's no gum boots required for attendance. 

Glad to hear Dianne is making progress Graham.

Take care and stay dry everyone and hopefully see you all at the next one. Jacqui and Clay. 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 24, 2018 at 7:53

Hi everyone (from Graham),

As Dianne will be in hospital for a few more weeks I was hoping to give you an official update on her progress at the GV. She has certainly made the skeptical doctors who didn't think she could handle this surgery eat their words. 

The surgery went well and she was out of intensive care within one and a  half days so that was a good start. She is in a lot of pain and discomfort from having to lie on her side continuously so the medication is still making her tired.

Yesterday was the first time that she was able to physically get herself out of bed so there goes one more milestone. She has her ups and downs emotionally so it really helps when she gets visitors (hint).

If anyone can make it to the PA Hospital she is in ward 4E, Room 55, bed 1. You can also call her through the PA on 3176 2133. There isn't much room around her bed so it is best to come empty handed and just give her a hug as that means so much to her. Thanks for all of your thoughts and wishes along the way.

Cheers ... Graham    

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on February 23, 2018 at 17:38

look forward to another time ! 

Comment by Janet Fong on February 23, 2018 at 17:30
Disappointed but it would be impossible. Love this rain though, so refreshing! Thanks for organising.
Comment by Valerie on February 23, 2018 at 17:09

Oh no!

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on February 23, 2018 at 16:55

THE GARDEN VISIT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED!  When the labradores were seen sipping martinis from their floating spar bar, it became obvious that it is too wet to have the visit.  

Comment by Valerie on February 23, 2018 at 14:06

It's going to be a wet one. Bring your best raincoat!

Comment by Valerie on February 23, 2018 at 9:57

Does anybody have spare vetiver shoots to share? 

Comment by Valerie on February 22, 2018 at 13:16

The orchid sale at The Gap is on Pirrie street from 7 am. Plenty of time before the GV. There will also be gardening tools/pots for sale.

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