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Time: February 7, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Valerie and Rhys' garden
Street: ADDRESS SENT TO GUESTS 03.02.15 msg Lissa if have not received
City/Town: The Gap
Phone: 0414 445 581 Lissa
Event Type: garden visit free
Organized By: Lissa
Latest Activity: Feb 8, 2015

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This month we're visiting the garden of Valerie, Rhys and their boys at the Gap.

From Valerie:

Small humble urban garden with different types of beds. Currently growing pumpkin jungle, herbs, flowers, coffee, lots of multi-graft citrus, bananas, lychees and a couple of resilient vegetables.

My aim was to curb the money hemorrhage on gardening and keep going with what I had. This may have to change a little.

We also have chicken and quails. All woodwork masterly crafted by my beloved husband.

Garden is set on a more or less levelled flat surface. No stairs. Plenty of parking in the street.

Xx Valérie

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

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

RSVP required for the address to be sent closer to the date to the email address you nominated when you joined.

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

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Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 8, 2015 at 8:46

Thanks so much Valerie for a truly lovely morning tea and just love your pumpkin patch, I finally found somewhere to grow some so I hope I am as successful as you. I only wish Graham would let me have some little fluffy friends but he is worried I might not be able to care for them in the future with my illness, I guess he is being practical.

The company was lovely too and the butter demo a bonus, tasted beautiful, better than store bought.

Hope to catch up at the next GV...Dianne

Comment by Lissa on February 7, 2015 at 6:08

I have an icecream bucket of chilli. Two plates left over from previous GV's. A mango from my neighbours tree (the bats eat the rest).

Comment by Susan Cook on February 6, 2015 at 15:33

Pity I can't make it!  Have a great time.

Comment by Valerie on February 4, 2015 at 20:40

Also looking for gerberas and calendulas

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on February 4, 2015 at 20:37

To add to the swapsies, I will have some slices of hairy melon to use and to save seeds. Some Chillies, red and green. Interestingly hot, the seeds are real crackers.

Comment by Valerie on February 4, 2015 at 19:19

Hi Dianne,

Any geranium would be great. I love the surprise when the flower comes up.

I only have one recipe at the moment for sourdough but intend on working out some more from library book shortly. I am by no means an expert.

A container for the starter would be good. otherwise we'll just use ziplock bags.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on February 4, 2015 at 18:33

Hi Valerie, I would be very interested in getting some of your Sour Dough Starter, could I possible ask for your favourite recipe as well. Would you like me to bring along a container. Also do you only want named varieties of Geraniums. Looking forward to the GV on Saturday.

Comment by Lissa on February 3, 2015 at 8:03

From Dianne Caswell:

If anyone is interested I will have Curry Leaf Plant seeds to Give Away in the next couple of weeks (they are turning black at the moment).

If you are interested in these please let me know. I can keep them for you and bring them along to either the February or March Garden Visits.

Comment by Lissa on February 3, 2015 at 7:27

Address has been sent out for this visit folks. Let me know if you have any problems.

Comment by Valerie on February 3, 2015 at 6:56
Hi all, I will have some rye sourdough starter to share and loads of basil seedlings.
I started a geranium collection so any cuttings welcome.
I will show how to make instant sorbet from fresh fruit and butter on the day. feeling very exited!

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