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Time: June 28, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Karla's garden
Street: ADDRESS SENT TO GUESTS 22.06.15 msg Lissa if not received
City/Town: Whiteside
Phone: 0414445581 Lissa
Event Type: garden visit free
Organized By: Lissa
Latest Activity: Jun 29, 2015

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A visit to Karla's beautiful and extensive garden is always a treat. Don't miss this one!

Words from Karla:

What's happened in the 10 months since last Garden Visit:

Wicking beds that were being developed last time and finished, and growing gangbusters!Had some issues with rats/possums/insects getting into our glorious corn crop, so have just finished tweaking our first made to measure net construction to guard against future invasions.....just have to twist Mum's arm to sew me another one??

Almost finished netting our chicken mansion, due to crows/bush turkeys stealing our eggs.

Finishing off timber screened courtyard near wicking beds.

Miranda Moss woman has put on some good coverage for winter. She's almost fully green now with long flowing tresses.

Aquaponics is sadly fishless as we had an engineering problem about 8 weeks ago in the midst of a Ross River Fever infection and also a family death - so lost the lot. Sniff sniff!

Orchard has been extended and showing fantastic growth.

Have also extended chicken roaming area due to fantastic birthday present of a awesome rope fence.

Due to sickness and immobility, I haven't planted out winter crops extensively and maintenance has been sadly lacking, but still the perrenials, herbs, self seeders and long lived annuals are giving us a bountiful harvest. Most beds are still very productive even though they have had to look after themselves.

If the day is fine, we'll put on a campfire, with billy and damper.

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 (or see menu top of the page), read the blurb and contact Lissa with the required information.

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Comment by Lissa on June 29, 2015 at 14:04

Go see the reports x 2 and photos under discussions in the GV group Michael. Hope you're doing ok with the knee.

Comment by Michael Hoff on June 29, 2015 at 10:36

Sorry I couldn't attend due to bung leg, but I hope you a had a good time.

Comment by Florence on June 28, 2015 at 10:18

Sorrry, I'm not able to go today.....

Comment by Susan on June 27, 2015 at 17:55

Sorry to hear you are not well Dianne.  Hope your recovery will be swift.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 27, 2015 at 13:06

Hi Everyone, It looks like I am really going to miss a great GV. With so many great things on offer, so wish I could be there. 

It looks like I need to have a big operation within the next couple of months. I need to have what is called a Reverse Shoulder Replacement, I am in such pain. I will know on the 20th when it will be.

I am sorry to say we will have to put the GV for August off as I won't be in any way able to get my garden ready by then. I will re date it when I know how the recuperation goes. They say it will be at least 3 months.

Well have a good time on Sunday and I hope to see or hear from you all soon.

3kt5jvcbrk6fm Comment by 3kt5jvcbrk6fm on June 27, 2015 at 11:02

Does anyone need Arrowroot or Comfrey? I can bring more to the G.V. if you do.

Also, I've got fresh Ancho/Poblano Chili seeds if anyone is interested. They are mild, fairly big, sometimes "flat" chillies that can be used either when green (as Poblano) or red (as Ancho). I use them mostly in Mexican dishes, and love the red ones roasted, chopped and tossed in with grilling onions.

Like most chillies, the bushes are generous with their fruit and I've gotten a year's worth of chillies from one bush.

Comment by Lissa on June 27, 2015 at 9:14

I'll bring some white choko for planting (not eating). There are four to good homes.

Comment by Lissa on June 27, 2015 at 5:19

Does anyone want Dragonfruit cuttings? I'm always cutting my plants back. Red with white flesh - delicious big fruit.

Aibika cuttings?

Comment by Lissa on June 27, 2015 at 5:17

Col, Roger, Sue, Florence, Mark S and Mark B - I have messaged you the address for tomorrows GV.

Let me know if you have any problems. You can reach me on the phone tomorrow if need be 0414445581.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 26, 2015 at 11:54

We have 2 Broccoli boxes looking for new homes. As are 2 pH meters.

There is a length of 12ft wide 90 percent stone-colour shadecloth for sale at a very reasonable price. Just now I have not measured its length. Anyone interested in it for $50 the piece let me know please and I can bring it on Sunday.

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