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Donna's Garden - October 2011

Posted on October 23, 2011 at 12:33 9 Comments

With a garden visit coming up, it was time to give my garden a huge make over... so I decided to mulch.  After ringing around they all seemed to have a minimum order of 10 cubic metres so I finally buckled and ordered it to be delivered on Thursday morning.  Now, I love a freebie as much as anyone but they >nicely< delivered more like 15 cubic metres!  Gee thanks, I was struggling to use the 10 and would have preferred to order 5 - so they deliver 15, thank you very much.  …


Donna's Garden - September 2011

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 13:25 9 Comments

It's been a long time since I got back into the garden.  Not a lot growing in the vegetable gardens I cleared a month or so ago... planted heaps of seeds but none of them seemed to want to grow with the exception of beetroot and a lonely kale plant.  After going to a heap of effort and drawing a map of where I planted what, this time I just planted willy nilly without taking notes - so am expecting everything to germinate lol!



I went to the green shed and bought a…


Donna's Garden - June 2011

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 18:11 10 Comments

My goodness, time just flies!  I have been having trouble finding time to garden, what with David who is now 5 and at 'big school' and Brendan who is coming up to 2 - my boys are growing up so fast!  With working full time as well I always struggle to find time to garden, but hopefully when it is all nice again I'll find the time to maintain it...


Every time I looked at the gardens recently I shuddered and it got to the point that I was too scared to even try to do anything…


Donna's Garden - December 2010

Posted on December 28, 2010 at 13:02 9 Comments

Well it has been the rainiest December in history and everyone is getting very sick of it.  My yard is very wet and you squelch wherever you walk... unless it is mud then you slide.  The chicken pen is a slurry and a fair few spots are underwater.  Lavendar looks especially bedraggled compared to the others.

I'm worried that if the rain doesn't stop soon some of the fruit trees will end up dieing from being waterlogged but nothing has succumbed yet although the new…


Donna's Garden - November 2010

Posted on November 21, 2010 at 8:55 10 Comments

Well it has been a long journey but at long last MY BANANA'S ARE FRUITING!!! Ali beat me to the punch as her flower appeared about a week before mine.. but I have two (in your face Ali lol) and one with a short leaf so soon to be three! I am also almost expecting up to another four as there are plants very similar in size - seven in total at (approx) 35kg ea flower - 245kg of bananas!

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At 19:27 on February 25, 2012, Scarlett said…

Hi Donna

I hope all is well with you and yours


At 17:21 on November 13, 2011, Scarlett said…

Hey Donna, did the post arrive yet?


At 14:15 on November 1, 2011, ness said…
thanks for the welcome!
At 15:13 on October 5, 2011, Scarlett said…

Fixed - don't know what that was all about!

cheers SJP

At 9:32 on October 4, 2011, Scarlett said…

Hi Donna

Are you able to approve photos and members at the moment? I can't. Am wondering if Ning is broken or if it's something wrong with my account :(

cheers SJP

At 19:04 on September 24, 2011, Florence said…

Hi Donna, I've uploaded it on my Google document, and shared it to the BSS iinet account.  Do you have a gmail account?

At 6:57 on September 10, 2011, Lissa said…

Morning Donna.

Yeah, not seeing how they farm the quails is a big disappointment. I don't think Joseph realised we couldn't do that when he organised the visit. Will go one day with the Elaines though to pick up some meat and eggs and visit the markets as well.

Hope this rotten wind dies down today - it's my least favourite weather.

Take care


At 20:18 on June 9, 2011, Michelle Mohammad said…

Thanks for the welcome Donna.


Although Im miles away at the moment, I am really looking forwad to getting back home and getting my fingers dirty again.  Being in the UK has taught me so much about a different way of life, much of which is completely different to our sub tropical climate, but I know there are things I can take home and put to good use.  If nothing else, its giving me a renewed zest for my desire to grow my own produce, cook and enjoy the simple things in life.


And I cant wait to get my girls (4 chooks) back when I get home.


I am looking forward to using your site as a wonderful knowledge tool - so happy I found it!



At 16:35 on May 31, 2011, Marilena Stanton said…

Hi Donna


Would Brisbane Seedsavers be interested in a spot at the Hillbrook Sustainability Day event?  I have been trying unsuccessfully to contact you throught the Seedsavers website.  We have many stalls coming on th day promoting 'grow your own food" in the Green Car Park and would love seedsaving to be showcased as well.  Sophie Munns will be having her "Homage to the Seed Project" stall promoting her seed message. LMK if you are free this Sat from 10am - 4pm or part thereof?



Marilena Stanton

Event Coordinator 0404 010 475

At 9:26 on May 27, 2011, Florence said…
Hi Donna, I am sorry about your chicken's disappearance yesterday.  Hope she's found now?

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