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

DO-IT-YOURSELF SEED RAISING MIX & PERMACULTURE ARTICLES

Started yesterday 0 Replies

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

ROGERS’ CHICKEN LIVER PATE

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

Tags: ROGERS’, PATE, LIVER, CHICKEN

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
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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Latest Activity

Dianne Caswell commented on Mary-Ann Baker's blog post Samford edible food trail
"Just love the Video of the Farm, Amazing, and the Solar Food Hydrator (how wonderful), I want one. Yes I am so, so jealous, you are living my dream."
2 hours ago
Dianne Caswell commented on Sophie's event 'Farm tour - Kendall Permaculture farm'
"I am sorry would have loved to be there but have a busy week-end this week. Have a good time Sophie. "
3 hours ago
Dianne Caswell replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion The "wish list" thread. What you'd like:
"I have a Bulk 25gm Packet of Seeds, PERMACULTURE SEED MIX to give away at Susan's GV on Saturday. The packet will cover a 15 square metre area. If there are a couple of members who would like to share the packet that would be nice. Packet…"
3 hours ago
Dianne Caswell commented on Dianne Caswell's group ADVANTAGES OF THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDEN
"Lovely to see I have some Like-Minded friends, love how you think Sophie. Hope the bread turned out nice Barbara. Graham has set me up with quite a Set-Up for my Seedlings, I was lucky enough to procure 2, 1.8mtr x 1.5mtr 5 tier Nursery Shelving. As…"
3 hours ago
Doug Hanning commented on Dianne Caswell's event 'GARDEN VISIT - 17th APRIL - SUSAN'S GARDEN VISIT'
"Hey Susan,  Would have loved to come but have a prior sub tropic fruit club field trip to a commercial nursery at woombye with marcotting training, also they were offering some very cheap trees that I need to go and pick up.  Hope everyone…"
4 hours ago
Sophie commented on Dianne Caswell's group ADVANTAGES OF THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDEN
"Thanks Dianne - I too am very partial to the cottage garden style :) Beauty is a yield as much any of the fruit and veg ;)"
6 hours ago
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ADVANTAGES OF THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDEN

A Group for those Members who love growing their Herbs, Fruits & Vegetables but would also like to be able to grow Flowers alongside for use as Companion Plants, The House and to Gift to Friends.ADVANTAGES OF THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDENMy Idea of the Modern Cottage Garden is not that far removed from the Traditional Cottage Gardens of the 1800's, though we do not have…See More
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Sophie favorited Dianne Caswell's group ADVANTAGES OF THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDEN
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Barbara Tealby commented on Dianne Caswell's group ADVANTAGES OF THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDEN
"A few years ago, my cottage garden was largely perennial shrubs and annual flowers. That is changing as food plants have been added - fruit trees, perennials like ginger, lemon grass and turmeric, and the annual crops, more and more of which are…"
11 hours ago
Dianne Caswell left a comment for Jaimee
"Good Morning Jaimee, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). We have many Members who have now reached a respectable level of Food Self Sufficiency. We are holding a Garden Visit at one of those Garden this Saturday 14th if you would like to…"
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Andrew Cumberland favorited Dianne Caswell's discussion Companion Planting with Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
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ADVANTAGES OF THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDEN

A Group for those Members who love growing their Herbs, Fruits & Vegetables but would also like to be able to grow Flowers alongside for use as Companion Plants, The House and to Gift to Friends.ADVANTAGES OF THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDENMy Idea of the Modern Cottage Garden is not that far removed from the Traditional Cottage Gardens of the 1800's, though we do not have…See More
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Dianne Caswell replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion The "wish list" thread. What you'd like:
"Yes Sophie I will be at Susan's GV and will bring the Rose Geraniums and a couple more on Saturday. Would you mind sending me an SMS on my phone on Friday Night so as I remember."
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Dianne Caswell added a discussion to the group Companion Planting
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Companion Planting with Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)

Companion Planting with Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) – What is Coriander a Companion Plant of?You may be familiar with Coriander as a Pungent Herb that flavours Salsa or Pico de Gallo and Many Mexican Recipes. That same fragrance, used throughout the garden, can attract Beneficial Insects and encourage growth of some crops, such as SpinachThe Companion Plant…See More
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Dianne Caswell left a comment for Josephine
"Good Morning Josephine, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). although you don't live in Brisbane I am sure you will enjoy our site, we have many members who grow Sub-Tropical Fruits & Vegies in their gardens. If ever in Brisbane when we…"
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Dianne Caswell left a comment for Chandler Geller
"Good Morning Chandler, 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, 2021 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR I am sure you would enjoy visiting our…"
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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.

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. 

 
 
 

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