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GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020

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GARDEN VISIT - CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Roger and Brenda's - 25-7-2020

Time: July 25, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Address will be sent closer event
City/Town: Park Ridge South
Phone: 0407691485
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: May 18

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SUNDAY  25th July 10.00am TO 12.00pm

This will be a CHRISTMAS IN JULY Party - GV

The address will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you will need to change it in your profile

Here at Park Ridge South it has been mostly bereft of green for a while now. This is obviously similar to your own gardening conditions, but while most of our members are gardening on an average sized house block we are a lot more spread out. While we have nearly 6 acres, we only garden within proximity of our house, but it still difficult to keep everything alive in dry times. Summer always brings a big change to what we try to grow. Plants must be able to survive in full sun, and a good watering twice a week if time permits. So we are currently only growing eggplant, sweetcorn, tomatoes, ginger, turmeric, galangal, italian fryer  capsicums, yakon, and rosella as well as other things which are ready to be picked like spring onions, leeks, beetroot, etc.

We also have number of fruit trees, but not all of them are producing much fruit at the moment. On the up side we have two avocado still hanging on our dwarf tree, and the carob tree has a few very dry looking pods hanging on.

We grow mostly in containers - old baths, laundry tubs, chaff sacks, PVC tubes, wheelie bins, a mixture of wicking beds and non wicking. My soil is very sandy, shallow and gutless. I use lots of horse manure  to get decent results.

We have a good sized undercover area and loads of chairs. It is likely to be hot here, so wear a hat. You are able to use the pool if you wish but ONLY supervised children will be allowed in the pool area.

If you want to take part in our tomato tasting event, you will need to bring along some tomatoes for us to compare. At the moment it looks like we will have a couple of home grown varieties and we will get a couple of supermarket types.

Roger has now had some rain, not a lot but some to keep things going.

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

Please bring a small plate of Festive Food or Drink to share, and any plants, produce or seed that you would like to share, swap or sell. Also if you would like to bring along a small gift to swap please do so. If you are bringing children you may like to bring one for them as well

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.

Late attendees welcome. Message Dianne or phone 0407691485 on the day for the address.


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

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Comment by Doug Hanning on May 18, 2020 at 20:46

I am going to plant some more varieties of toms, just extended my new green house!

Comment by Roger Clark on May 18, 2020 at 17:34

Here's hoping that we can all be able to come together then. The garden will certainly be growing more in July than it would have in November. We may also be able to still carry out my big tomato tasting event. It seems a long time ago that we were able to sit around and chat. Here's keeping our fingers crossed!!! 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 18, 2020 at 16:40

Little did we know in December that our Christmas in July idea would actually turn out to be just like a darn Christmas party to celebrate our first visit after (that virus that shalln't be named).  I'm so crossing my fingers, toes, arms and legs that there isn't a huge second wave or something.  

Comment by Sophie on December 15, 2019 at 7:32
Sorry to hear it got cancelled! Happy new year to everyone :)
Comment by Roger Clark on December 14, 2019 at 8:40

Christmas in July is a brilliant idea! We are very open to having it at our place, unless if someone else is very keen on hosting. It will certainly be much more comfortable then, and even if it is dry, we can still enjoy the winter sunshine. Brenda and I apologise for having to cancel. We hope everyone enjoys a safe and happy time over Christmas, see you all next year.     

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on December 13, 2019 at 19:56

I also support the Xmas in July idea.  We could name it something like the Brisbane Local Food Annual Garden Christmas Party in July.  However, I don't think I have any more say in this than the rest of us.  I'm happy to go with the majority.  

I have to confess (with some guilt) that I am secretly a bit happy about the cancellation.  I was upset that I was going to miss Roger's garden for the second time in a row.  This will be a good excuse to actually get to your place sometime Roger!!!  
And thanks Sid! 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on December 13, 2019 at 19:44

That sounds like a very good idea GayleD. Merry Christmas

Comment by GayleD on December 13, 2019 at 18:56

As summer weather can be so problematic, maybe we should do Christmas in July instead. Thanks for the offer Sid.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on December 13, 2019 at 15:34

Sid has offered to host a GV on Sunday, if any of our members are interested in attending please contact Sid by emailing her using the site Messaging Service. You will need to make a friend of Sid first and then she is able to give you her address.

Thank -You very much Sid for the offer, hope you get a good roll up, Merry Christmas .  

Comment by Valerie on December 13, 2019 at 12:43

Oh no!!! Don't cancel our Christmas party! Sid that's a brilliant idea. I'd love to see your garden. 

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