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Time: April 23, 2016 from 10am to 12:30pm
Location: Susanne's garden
City/Town: Brighton
Phone: 0414445581 Lissa
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Lissa
Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2016

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Event Description



"FISH ON FLINDERS", 196 Flinders Pde, Sandgate 

This is your opportunity to see Susanne's garden for the first time in the flesh!  

Susanne's words:

Parking is available in the street.

My yard is on a slight downhill slope, it is flattish to walk though there is the occasional 'surprise!' depression from the chooks. The house toilet is inside which means at least 2 steps up to the deck and in.

I should have enough chairs but please bring your own if you want.

There are three native bee hives in the gardens around the yard and European bees in Langstroth hives in the chook yard. The European bees are in a back corner so are out of the way but can be viewed from a safe distance.

There are some ponds with water plants, most are non edible for us but some are bee and butterfly food sources and I chop up the bull rush for mulch.

In the middle of the front yard are half a dozen small beds with veg, herbs and flowers intermingled.

Along the fence lines are beds with butterfly, bee and bird food plantings with some fruit and veg for me squeezed in, changes with the seasons.

The front fence has red snake beans, Madagascar beans and passion fruit with a poor 'white table' grape I was gifted and the dog (no longer with me) chewed off at the base last year trying valiantly to fight its way through.

The back yard has some established fruiting vines and trees, the chook yard, bees and an enormous Jacaranda. The dragonfruit is taking over the garage. There is a wicking bed where I late planted my rosellas.

At the back door I have a couple of water well type raised gardens. There are compost tumblers up the backyard and open compost for the chooks to turn under the mulberry.  Under the mandarin I have other branches and grass clippings, the mandarin is sickly and pest stricken as it really struggles under the shade of the Jacaranda.

It is a vaguely permaculture style garden that is mostly left to itself. There is a lot of chicken wire used as 'borders' because the chooks and duck free range.

The driveway is a shambles presently as I am having a simple carport and pergola built and my pots and plantings are all over the place and the frangipani have been cut back.

I will enjoy having knowledgable folk here as many (5+) years ago I purchased some native trees for birds etc at a growers native plant sale at the Groverly TAFE. This last year a couple have really shot up and as I lost the tags I have no idea what they may be. No flower or fruit yet.

I really enjoyed sharing lunch after Daves garden visit and would like to do the same.

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 0414445581.


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Comment by Lissa on April 22, 2016 at 6:36

I've just checked my own My Page and my own email address is no where to be seen. And I also have not received my own message which I should have.

Andy as Administrator, can you advise please. 

Comment by Lissa on April 22, 2016 at 6:33

Thanks Cheryl

I was going to PM you but unable to do so anymore until we're Friends.

Have you ever received the message with the address in the past?

If yes, I'm stumped.

If no, check this for me -

My Page>Settings>Email. Check all the boxes are ticked for receiving messages from BLF and the last box, Turn off all Emails, is unticked.

Comment by Lissa on April 22, 2016 at 6:26

I have sent out another message this morning 22.04.16. See is you receive that.

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on April 22, 2016 at 6:09

Hi Lissa, checked everything but no message anywhere - looks like there is a problem.  Sussanne was kind enough to text me with the address so I am now all good.  See you tomorrow

Comment by Lissa on April 22, 2016 at 5:47

If you still haven't received the address (and you've checked everything as per my message below) please contact myself direct or here, not Susanne. 

Comment by Lissa on April 22, 2016 at 5:38

There's something seriously going awry with the message sending of address to the attendees. Same thing happened last GV.

Please - check your email address provided under My Page>Settings>Email and make sure it is current.

Check your junk mail in your personal email address.

Check your actual mail for the date the message was sent out (19.04.16).

If nothing is amiss in these areas the reason so many aren't getting the message needs to be looked into please Andy in an Administration sense.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 21, 2016 at 22:34

I don't have the address either. 

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on April 21, 2016 at 16:49

Lunch looks good - bringing a friend and we both love lunching with good company

Comment by Susanne on April 21, 2016 at 16:31
Sent you a PM with my address Sophie
Comment by Sophie on April 21, 2016 at 16:07

I haven't received it either ta

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