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Dianne Caswell
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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia
  • Brisbane Western Suburbs
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I thought I would share this with everyone. A Fabulous Do-It-Yourself Seed Raising Mix & More from -  …Continue

Tags: Do-It-Yourself, Seed, Raising, Mix, Inspiration


Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Dec 16, 2020. 1 Reply

ROGERS’ CHICKEN LIVER PATEIngredients:-500 g chicken livers        125 g butter        1 large onion chopped     ½ teaspoon Thyme      1 bay leaf                    6 rashers bacon       3…Continue


Looking for Tiny Clay Bowls for Cheeses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Mar 3, 2020. 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


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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
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…


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…



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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Dianne Caswell commented on Susan's blog post Lockdown in the garden
"Your garden is looking so beautiful and bountiful as usual, I envy your spirit in these hard times. I love what you have done outside the fence, and those potatoes, my favorites Dutch Creams. You truly are an Urban Gardener with the greenest…"
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Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 22nd August - Valerie's Garden Visit'
"For many years I was involved in the office of a company who sold plants and the live food for fish and animals & Mealy Worms was one of them."
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Jill
"Good Evening Jill, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). We all started out as Novice Gardeners and I am sure this is a good site to get many ideas from. Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of these is the GARDEN…"
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Maddie Soroka
"Good Evening Maddie, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Here's hoping you won't need to go to the market so often once you are getting some good hints here for growing your own. Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to…"
Andrew Cumberland commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 22nd August - Valerie's Garden Visit'
"I'll be really interested in the mealy worms. "
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GARDEN VISIT - 22nd August - Valerie's Garden Visit at THE GAP

August 22, 2021 from 10am to 12pm
SUNDAY  22nd August 10.00am TO 12.00pmValerie tells us a little about her garden - We've lived in our house for over 10 years and every year the garden goes from strength to strength. This year, the garden got an great overall with many of the  beds moved or replaced. We have a mix of wicking boxes and ground garden. We grow a few trees in pots and in the grounds. We host native bees and lots of other bug species as well as worms. I am planning to organise an activity on the day. TBA.The…See More
Doug Hanning commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 22nd August - Valerie's Garden Visit'
"I really hope the lockdown doesn't linger! Been looking forward to catching up."
Valerie commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 22nd August - Valerie's Garden Visit'
"We'll be having a discussion about darkling beetle farming or mealy worms for chicken. We will also have a go at weaving something like a small basket. I am looking at natural sources of materials. "
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Daniel West
"Good Morning Daniel, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). Andy is right we are a bunch of like-minded souls who love our food and love to Grow, Produce, Share, Cook & Eat. Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join.…"
Jul 27
Dianne Caswell favorited Susan's photo
Jul 27
Dianne Caswell commented on Susan's photo

Madagascar beans done as Greek baked beans

"I love it, Fabulous Susan, my mouth is watering. I just love Baked Beans from any country and this is one I will certainly try out. I am actually doing a lot of cooking lately and as my eyesight is failing, the internet is my friend. Luckily I have…"
Jul 27
Griffin C joined Dianne Caswell's group

HERBS & SPICES, Culinary, Medical, Other

This Group is intended for those BLF Members, Experienced and Beginner Gardeners, who have an interest in growing Herbs & Spices. Be it for Culinary, Medical or Other Uses.You may have a special way you grow your Herbs that you would like to share or a Recipe for a Lotion or Crème that you have made for your aches and pains. You may grow some of the many trees that are grown for their seeds, flowers, bark or leaves and would like to share your experiences in growing these. Or you may be new…See More
Jul 26

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At 15:29 on July 26, 2021, Griffin C said…

Thanks for the information Dianne.

At 18:17 on June 22, 2021, Cheryl Mascali said…

Thank you Dianne.  I have rsvp’d to the garden visit onSunday, it think it is going to take me some time to learn the site, not really sure how these sites work.  I will keep at it and hopefully things will become more familiar.  regards Cheryl

At 4:28 on May 10, 2021, Mike Cowie said…

Thanks for the welcome Diane.

 I plan to have a good look around and see what I can find.

At 11:25 on April 25, 2021, Deborah Watson said…

Thank you Dianne! And thanks for all you have taught me so far, I really enjoy working in your garden. 

At 11:36 on January 25, 2021, Tyler said…

Thanks for the welcoming message and the reply to my message i sent about the finger limes/Davidson plum if you ever want any elderberry cuttings i am in eagleby just shoot me a message.

At 13:02 on December 12, 2020, Christine Margaret Roles said…

Thank you for the warm welcome Dianne.

At 10:25 on December 2, 2020, Ron Hyde said…

Morning Dianne

Thank you for the welcome. I am interested in being involved with the garden visits but I won't be in a position to do so until April 2021 onwards. I have changed my avatar as you suggested. I am pleased to share whatever relevant knowledge I have with any member on the forum, however this forum appears to already have lots of people more knowledgeable than I am, the thing I like about this forum is there doesn't appear to be any egotists, as in, this is the only way to do something, which is a most pleasant change.

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.


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