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Dianne Caswell
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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Western Suburbs
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  • Vivienne Hallman
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  • Becky
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  • Jacqui Honeywood
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  • Clive Buckingham
  • Carol Wallace
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Dianne Caswell's Discussions

FREE FIG CUTTINGS - NEEDING TO PRUNE QUICKLY - MANY HARD TO FIND VARIETIES

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Hanning Sep 13. 3 Replies

My Figs went a little wild this year & it is time to prune then. Roger has already taken some cuttings about 3 weeks ago, and his are all showing signs of rooting & new growth (you may like…Continue

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

 

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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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GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY at Camira

December 13, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  13th Dec 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS PARTY - GVThe 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 profileAs this may be an event where we need to have particular numbers due to Covid Restrictions, we may need to Limit the number attending. It…See More
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Andrew Cumberland commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY'
"Rozie and I are in for sure. "
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GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY at address will be sent out prior to event

December 13, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  13th Dec 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS PARTY - GVThe 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 profileAs this may be an event where we need to have particular numbers due to Covid Restrictions, we may need to Limit the number attending. It…See More
Saturday
Christa commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY'
"There will be 2 of us attending, as I need my driver and chief gardener at the moment.  Really looking forward to seeing this interesting garden."
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GARDEN VISIT - 13th Dec - Doug's for a CHRISTMAS PARTY at address will be sent out prior to event

December 13, 2020 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  13th Dec 10.00am TO 12.00pmThis will be a CHRISTMAS PARTY - GVThe 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 profileAs this may be an event where we need to have particular numbers due to Covid Restrictions, we may need to Limit the number attending. It…See More
Saturday
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Neil Roberts
"Good Morning Neil, 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, 2020 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR  I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s…"
Friday
Doug Hanning replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion FREE FIG CUTTINGS - NEEDING TO PRUNE QUICKLY - MANY HARD TO FIND VARIETIES
"Thanks Dianne for the cuttings and Roger for the tips. This youtube channel has so many types of figs. https://www.youtube.com/c/Figaholics ;"
Sep 13
Andrew Cumberland favorited Dianne Caswell's discussion FREE FIG CUTTINGS - NEEDING TO PRUNE QUICKLY - MANY HARD TO FIND VARIETIES
Sep 12
Dianne Caswell replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion FREE FIG CUTTINGS - NEEDING TO PRUNE QUICKLY - MANY HARD TO FIND VARIETIES
"Hi Doug, that's great I will send you a message with my address on, tomorrow morning will be good."
Sep 12
Doug Hanning replied to Dianne Caswell's discussion FREE FIG CUTTINGS - NEEDING TO PRUNE QUICKLY - MANY HARD TO FIND VARIETIES
"Hey Dianne I would love to grab some. I am free tomorrow morning if that suits or later tommorow arvo. "
Sep 12
Dianne Caswell posted a discussion

FREE FIG CUTTINGS - NEEDING TO PRUNE QUICKLY - MANY HARD TO FIND VARIETIES

My Figs went a little wild this year & it is time to prune then. Roger has already taken some cuttings about 3 weeks ago, and his are all showing signs of rooting & new growth (you may like to ask him about his secret). The Varieties are LSU GOLD Ficus Carica - YELLOW EXCEL Ficus Carica - PRESTONS PROFLIFIC Ficus Carica - ST. DOMINIQUE VIOLETTE Ficus Carica - BLUE PROVENCE Ficus Carica - WHITE ADRIATIC Ficus Carica - PICONE BLACK Ficus Carica If you would like cuttings you had better be…See More
Sep 12
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Alfred Van Kalken
"Good Morning Alfred, Sorry about the late Welcome, have been away enjoying Hervey Bay & Fraser Island for a week with some friends, so here we go - Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to…"
Sep 12
Dianne Caswell favorited Susan's blog post September and I'm #cottagecore
Sep 12
Dianne Caswell commented on Susan's blog post September and I'm #cottagecore
"Nice Harvest, everything is looking healthy as usual. Love your Very Pretty Pink Patch Doggy.!!!"
Sep 12
Dianne Caswell commented on Doug Hanning's photo
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Afternoon of cooking.

"Love the look of your slice, think I will try it myself this week. Your Preserves look very nice, Love the Papaya there is so much you can do with them."
Sep 12
Dianne Caswell favorited Doug Hanning's photo
Sep 12

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At 21:55 on July 14, 2020, Diana Yeo said…

Thanks Dianne

At 12:55 on May 8, 2020, Cindy P said…

Thanks Dianne.  I'll have a look around and see how I might fit in.  Looking forward to learning about growing food in Brisbane.

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!

 
 
 

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