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Time: May 16, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Lissa's garden
Street: ADDRESS SENT TO GUESTS 11.05.15 msg Lissa if not received
City/Town: Strathpine
Phone: 0414 445 581
Event Type: garden visit free
Organized By: Lissa
Latest Activity: May 16, 2015

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May is such a beautiful time of the year to get out in the garden. Come along and have a chat with some of the other members.

*I'm thinking we might harvest my Water Chestnut while everyone is here. They are just starting to die off. I'll be able to give away a limited number of tubers for members to start growing their own for next year.

* Bring your PH Test Kit if you have one. We're going to have a test-a-thon around my garden and hopefully all learn something about alkaline and acid soils and how to deal with them. Watch Andy's VIDEO before coming if you have time.

*Tim will be bringing a load of composted horse manure for selling. NOTE: For those with requests please bring the correct $ on the day ($3 per bag).

My garden consists of fruit trees, raised beds for vege growing, bees - native and honey, snails for protein (yet to eat any!).

No dig gardening, no chemicals, natural predators encouraged into the garden.

Lots of on street parking and an easy flat yard to get around.

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 want to share, 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.


It's easy.

Check HERE at the Garden Visit Group (see menu top of the page), read the blurb and contact Lissa with the information required to create an Event listing and Bob's your Uncle.

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Comment by Lissa on May 16, 2015 at 16:15

That's wonderful Dianne :) It is a very friendly group that's for sure. I put a lot of it down to keeping it all simple and without any fuss. People doing what they like to do - chatting about a common interest, eating/drinking, and checking out someone elses garden. All good simple fun.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 16, 2015 at 15:45

What a lovely day Lissa, you are a great host. We really feel that everyone has made us feel so welcome since joining and it is nice to go somewhere were everyone gets on so well and has so much in common.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 16, 2015 at 15:42

Rob your Davidson Plum Jam was beautiful, we loved it. I will be checking on my tree to see how far off I am from making jam. I think it would make a lovely jelly as well, to put on meats or cheese.

Lovely meeting you today, it is always nice to put a face to a name.

Comment by Lissa on May 16, 2015 at 8:59

Yep to the Monstera cutting :) We'll find somewhere for that baby. Good re the fruit - will people a chance to try them if they want.

The colour of the plums if incredible. I'm keen to give it a taste test.

Comment by Rob Collings on May 16, 2015 at 8:40

Yes, a jar of Davidson's Plum Jam, collected over the last week, made last night, a little too pureed this time, but still very tasty. I'll bring along some scones (shop bought) to have with the jam.

I'm also bringing the large monstereo cutting for yourself. Are you ok to take that today?

And 1 overripe and 1 underripe monstereo fruit.

Davidson Plum seeds - Davidsonia Pruriens

Monstereo seeds - only a very few.

Comment by Lissa on May 16, 2015 at 5:46

Is that what you are bringing today Rob?

Comment by Rob Collings on May 15, 2015 at 23:25


Comment by Lissa on May 14, 2015 at 17:31

Thanks Regis :) See you and Mrs Regis Saturday.

Comment by Lissa on May 14, 2015 at 5:50

That's the spirit! I always reckon rainy weather is the very best time to be out in the garden.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 13, 2015 at 19:31

We'll be there rain, hail, shine...

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