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Dianne Caswell
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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Western Suburbs
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Dianne Caswell's Discussions

Looking for Tiny Clay Bowls for Cheeses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Mar 3. 6 Replies

I am looking for some very Tiny Brownish Clay or Ceramic Bowls for some cheeses which I am making, I want the Cheeses to Age in the bowls.I need to have them D 3" (7.5cms) x H 3" (7.5cm), with…Continue

Tags: Cheese, Marceillin, Saint

Details of Gardening & Cooking Books, Dianne is selling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 5, 2019. 3 Replies

Well the de Clutter of the over flow has begun as the Reno's are almost finished. I have a lot of Gardening and Cooking Books for sale on Ebay if anyone is interested. My shop name is Cottage,…Continue

Old Spice Jars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christa Mar 15, 2019. 3 Replies

Good Evening Members, I am on the hunt for Spice Jars. There is a particular one that I am after if I can find them and that is the old McCormack's Green Top Jars, the bigger ones but I would be…Continue

Tags: Spelt, Bread, Mustard, Jars, Spice

Share Farming Opportunity - certified organic farm

Started Jan 24, 2019 0 Replies

A sharefarming opportunity Eugenie Navarre is offering the opportunity for someone to come and share farm on her certified organic farm. Machinery not provided. Macalister, near Dalby, QLD    Phone…Continue

 

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Profile Information

I am interested in:
We live on a fairly normal suburban 750sq metre block, all available space utilized.
I am a Moon Gardener. I enjoy Companion Planting.
We grow many miniature Fruit Trees in pots, a small Veggie Patch and Herb Garden.
Have started Bag Gardening and have a Blueberry and Alpine Strawberry Patch as well as Rose and Perennial Gardens.
We have Native Bees, Blue Tongue Lizards and Many Birds.
Breadmaking, Preserving, Fermenting and Cooking are other passions of mine.
I can offer (you can't offer too much or too little - we don't mind)
Information, Products and/or Services, Plants and Produce, Garden Materials, Events, Gardening Help
What I am looking for:
Information, Products and/or Services, Plants or Produce, Garden Materials, Community Involvement, Other
Location
Brisbane Western Suburbs

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Dianne Caswell's Blog

The Rain - What is everyone planting now.

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 9:30 0 Comments

Hasn't this rain been wonderful. It has made a tremendous difference to our place. Where all the Grass had died we now have Green & everything else has come back from being drought stressed. My Figs are so happy we even have babies on one tree for the first time.

I have been very quiet on the Blog front, almost 2 years quiet, due to not wanting and not being allowed (OT Rules) in the Veg Patch until my garden path had been replaced (due to bulging tree roots), and I have been…

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Wanted Grafting, Air-layering, Marcotting, Pegging Enthusiast - For GV's

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 13:50 3 Comments

Would there be any of our members who are Grafting, Air-layering, Marcotting, Pegging Enthusiast (with good sound knowledge) - Available for talks at our Garden Visits.

If not a member with knowledge perhaps you know someone who does or has worked in the industry and who would be willing to come along to one of our Garden Visits. They will be well remunerated with a Good Spread for Morning Tea.

Dianne's 1st Day back into the Garden

Posted on April 14, 2018 at 19:30 6 Comments

Here are some photos of how the garden is looking at the moment.

 

Dianne's first day in the garden. Not a very flattering photos. But this is me after 8 weeks in hospital.

Tropical Cherry and Pink Guava are doing well…

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WE WELCOME AUTUMN 2017

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 19:49 11 Comments

It has been a very busy time here since you were all at the GV Last year. We have transformed our Front Gardens into Food and Fruit Gardens. My love of Citrus stands out and since being introduced to so many Sub Tropical Fruits both from Members and our Visit to Daley's  last year, you will find our Front Garden now very edible.

BEFORE - Garden has now been widened and…

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CUTTING UP GUAVAS FOR SMOOTHIES AND JELLIES

"nice haul Dianne! Can't wait to see that virtual garden visit ;)"
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"I got smashed by fruit fly when mine were on a few weeks ago. "
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CUTTING UP GUAVAS FOR SMOOTHIES AND JELLIES

"I love the smell of guava in the morning, the smell permeates the house."
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CUTTING UP GUAVAS FOR SMOOTHIES AND JELLIES

The average size of our Guavas from this tree has been 413 grams, no Fruit Fly at all. These picked themselves in their bags, smart little beauties. I freeze them until I have enough to make Jelly and being frozen is an added benefit when making…
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Dianne Caswell left a comment for David T
"Good Evening David, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of these is the GARDEN VISITS, 2019 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s…"
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Quail and chicken update

"I would so love to have Chooks but I'm not allowed, so I just have to admire other peoples. You are all so lucky, I would actually love a mini miniature Goat."
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Fiona Ryan favorited Dianne Caswell's discussion Moon Gardening Planting and Sowing Days for APRIL 2020
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paul replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion Moon Gardening Planting and Sowing Days for APRIL 2020 in the group Moon Planting, Farming and Gardening
" thank you for putting this out , it a big help"
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Moon Gardening Planting and Sowing Days for APRIL 2020

                       MOON GARDENING PLANTING DAYS FOR APRIL 2020Dates AEST  Moon Position and PhaseAncient Moon Gardening Planting and Sowing days1st 2nd AprilWaxing Fertile 2nd QuarterPerfect for all sowing and planting. Especially for vegetables…See More
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Dianne Caswell left a comment for Kelly Anne moore
"Good Afternoon Kelly Anne, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). I hope you will find the information here a help in developing a self-sufficient way of living, we have not only Gardening but also cover Preserving, Garden Visits, Bread &…"
Mar 30
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Vicki Maree Walker
"Good Afternoon Vicki, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). I am sure you will find a lot of useful information on our site to help you along in your quest for a Vegetable Garden you will be proud of. Here at the top of the page, you will find many…"
Mar 30
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Peter Button
"Good Afternoon Peter, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). It sounds like you are a busy person. I commend you on your volunteer work, it must give you great pleasure. Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of these is…"
Mar 30

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At 15:22 on March 11, 2020, Fiona Ryan said…

I was very surprised to log in and see such a lovely welcome. I think I have a lot to learn from this group and hope I can share my own tips and ideas along the way. We have just created our first wicking bed, made totally from salvaged and reclaimed materials (except the soil). We are raring to go. I look forward to contributing where I can.

At 7:26 on March 3, 2020, Selina said…

Hi Dianne, 

Thank you for such a lovely welcome! I've only been living in Brisbane for a year now and am trying to connect with like minded people, basically 'us mad gardeners'. 

Regards,

Selina.

At 11:23 on February 2, 2020, Vivienne Hallman said…

 Hi Dianne, thank you very much for the warm welcome, I look forward to meeting the members.  Garden visits look good I hope I can join you in February.  A busy time in the garden at present after great rain.

At 12:03 on January 30, 2020, Manoj said…
Thaks
At 19:59 on August 10, 2019, Pat Dorsett said…

Would love to get to know some other like minded members, but may not be able to make any of the up coming garden visits that are listed. Hopefully my time will free up a bit more in a couple of months. 

At 9:46 on March 27, 2019, Christa said…

Good work Dianne, there's a lot that goes on behind the scenes, such as phone calls, organising GV's and just getting gardeners together.  Thanks for your efforts in gardening.

At 9:11 on March 27, 2019, Elaine de Saxe said…

Well done, Dianne - totally deserved :-)

At 23:13 on March 26, 2019, Andrew Cumberland said…

Congratulations to our first featured member!  Director of Garden Visits and all things Events.  Top work!

At 8:58 on February 2, 2019, Dave Riley said…

Taking up Dianne's theme...next week I turn water into wine and get the Walking Onions to run.

At 15:13 on July 11, 2018, Che Corrie said…

Thank you Dianne for the welcome and all the information.  Sorry it took so long to get back, I've been unwell.  Definitely interested in some garden visits, though don't think I have very much to offer at this stage.

 
 
 

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