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SEMI SHADE LOVING VEGETABLES

I have several Grow Bags that are in a Semi Shaded position. Unfortunately I can't move them. as they are full of compost.

I am wanting to plant Semi Shade loving vegetables or fruits - any suggestions. They can be permanent planting as a couple of the bags are quite big.

PS - We have decided we are going to have the Quandong cut down this year, we will be on baked beans for a while to save up for the Tree Lopper.

Added by Dianne Caswell on February 8, 2016 at 8:18 — 18 Comments

DIARY OF POTTING/GARDEN MEDIUM COMPARISON - ISMAIL'S and YOURS

At the January GV at Lissa's we had a guest speaker Ismail Moola, from Nutri-Organics. It was decided that those who purchased his Potting/Garden Medium might like to do a comparison test with the view to seeing which product performs best and fruits with a better tasting product.

It would be good if we could all keep a photo diary here to show the performance results. It would also help if we could each write a little piece about the performance/fertilizing products and methods…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on January 27, 2016 at 12:00 — 21 Comments

GARDEN RESCUE

Thanks so much to everyone who turned up for the Garden Rescue. Though embarrassed by the state of disrepair, it was so good to have the help. A big thank you to Andy for organizing the event and to Roz for training such a caring husband. Thanks Roz for cleaning…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on January 18, 2016 at 19:30 — 12 Comments

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR from Dianne

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Added by Dianne Caswell on December 13, 2015 at 11:04 — No Comments

GARDEN SHEDS, AND WHAT IS BEHIND THE DOOR??

What do you keep in your Garden Shed? What type of Tools do you use? Do you make your own? What recycled materials do you use? Dare I say it What Chemicals and Fertilizers Do you use, Do you use Cert Organic Products or Do you make your own? What does you shed look like, please show us a photo if possible, it would be fun to see different Sheds.

Added by Dianne Caswell on March 21, 2015 at 18:30 — 11 Comments

Nam doc Mai Mango...

Does anyone grow the Nam doc Mai variety of Vietnamese Mango? I am wanting to plant one but am unsure which variety of Vietnamese Mango to plant as I want to get an idea of how they grow in Brisbane. I want to plant one that will grow in a pot and that will bare with me keeping it to a reasonable height. I also want to grow the best disease resistant Mango. It is OK to ask a nursery about this but normally they have not grown them to maturity or in our region.

I an wanting the…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on February 27, 2015 at 6:02 — 6 Comments

STARTING OVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

Well the rain has destroyed my Vegi Garden, the Butterfly Caterpillars have eaten all the new growth on my Fruit Trees, and what hasn't been eaten or battered by the rain and falling tree branches has grown like mad. So it is time to start the Vegi Garden over again and give the Fruit trees some attention when the little grubs have finished their consuming.

I guess if these are the only problems I have from all the heavy rain, I should be thankful. I am sorry to hear some of our…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on February 25, 2015 at 6:40 — 2 Comments

BUTTERFLIES, BUTTERFLIES EVERYWHERE. WHAT EVER SHOULD A PERSON DO?????????

Well, this year has seen in my gardens the most butterflies we have ever seen, in abundance. BUT what comes after the Flutterbys, Caterpillars I hear you say. By the hundreds I can tell you, especially on the Citrus. And what comes after the Caterpillars, well of course More Beautiful Butterflies I hear you say.

Well I cannot bring myself to remove them, after all it is selective pruning that they are doing, just saving me the job???????

Is anyone else experiencing…

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Added by Dianne Caswell on February 14, 2015 at 17:47 — 20 Comments

ZUCCHINI BITES RECIPES

This is the recipe for the Zucchini Bites that I took along to the GV at Lissa'a today. I usually double the recipe and freeze. They are fine to heat up in the microwave for a quick Breakfast or Lunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 slices rindless bacon, finely sliced               
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 large zucchini, grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup cheese,…
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Added by Dianne Caswell on January 24, 2015 at 19:08 — No Comments

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