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Time: September 30, 2018 from 10am to 12pm
Location: Dave's Garden
Street: Address has been sent at 5.30pm Thurs 27th Sept
City/Town: Beachmere
Phone: 0407691485 Dianne
Event Type: free garden visit
Organized By: Dianne
Latest Activity: Sep 30, 2018

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SUNDAY 30th September 10.00am TO 12.00pm


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

It has been a while since we have visited Dave's Garden at Beachmere. His garden is something to behold so many different Food Plants, Trees and Vines. 

But I will let Dave tell you about his garden; 

Dave created his garden out of Beachmere sand by laying down a lot of mulch. A LOT of mulch.

Grass clippings in the main -- but any and everything that could rot was laid down..

He now boasts a rich, worm-popular sandy loam.

After irrigating his patch for 8 years through unglazed terracotta pot -- olla -- irrigation he has renovated his garden after switching to a bore which taps the aquifers 5 metres below the surface.

With a preference for mixed vegetable planting, the garden is now formatted by Vetiver hedges which divide the growing space into separate beds or 'pens' surrounded by Vetiver.

The use of Vetiver is the garden's novel design approach as the Vetiver roots go down two metres while the above ground clumps are harvested for mulch.

The garden also has criss-crossing aerials above that support trellising for beans and cucurbits.

The backyard veranda also serves as a mosaic studio which hosts a regular weekly club. As part of your visit, Dave's partner, Helen, will demonstrate using broken crockery mosaics and how creative designs can be deployed practically in the garden.

Rough garden paths. Plenty of chairs and tables. On one level.

There is a little Cafe' nearby and it has been a wonderful spot for the group to end off the visit with lunch. So please join us, it is always a bit of fun.  

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 would like to share, swap or sell.

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 Mary-Ann Baker on September 30, 2018 at 6:58

will have to wait and see what the weather is doing - will wait to see if it clears -

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 28, 2018 at 6:08

Someone take photos!  I'll fix the header when I get home. 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on September 27, 2018 at 17:33

Address has been sent at 5.30pm Thurs 27th Sept. If you did not receive the address please SMS me for it,, See you Sunday...Cheers...Dianne

Comment by Dave Riley on September 25, 2018 at 19:13

When you come by automobile park, if you can, on my own and my neighbours' (both sides) nature strips so that the roadway isn't too narrowed.Parallel parking is best.  Our verges are paddocks.

House with the 'mosaics' sign next to the gate. Enter  the event via the gate to the side of the house. It is labeled.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on September 25, 2018 at 18:44

Oh, I am jealous Mary-Ann, I would love to have acreage and live on a hill. Will be good to see you on Sunday, it's been a while.

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on September 25, 2018 at 18:01

Dianne I will be alone Col has family affairs to settle in Millaa Millaa and scholl reunion - is going to do a fruit tree buying spree while in the Cairns Cooktown area - so far 40 on the list !!!!!

Comment by Christa on September 25, 2018 at 17:46

Looking forward to seeing your garden and also tasting Kimchi, and learning more about filmjolk yoghurt.   

Really looking forward to the mosaics and also lunch afterwards, all this in just 2 hours + lunch.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on September 25, 2018 at 12:00

Hi All. I will book the table for 16 at The Beach Shack Cafe' for anyone who would like to come join us after Dave's GV. See you there.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 19, 2018 at 13:42

I'm overseas from tonight. 

Comment by Sid Saghe on September 17, 2018 at 8:51

Oh darn, I'll miss this too, I'll be interstate on business :( 

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