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No Hibernation for HOG this Glorious Winter

What a difference the cooler weather makes! Over the last few weeks, we have been very busy planting vegetables for our spring harvest and with the cooler weather, our little seedlings are now starting to flourish. We have Pak Choy, Shallots, Spinach, Beetroot, Lettuce, Silver beet, Tomatoes, Cauliflowers, Cabbages, Broccoli, Beans, Snow peas, Eggplant, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots and Potatoes all... Read More

by katie , 3 months ago

Home and Garden

Tips for a wonderful winter garden

If Covid restrictions are not in force, the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club will meet at the Enoggera Memorial Hall on Thursday, 5th August. The guest speaker, Barbara Beerling, will talk about ‘Roses in General’. Barbara is a qualified horticulturalist who specialises in roses, fruit trees, pruning, disease control and plant identification. So attending this meeting is an opportunity to... Read More

by katie , 3 months ago

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Bee-utiful Plants for the Garden

The July meeting of the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club Inc. will take place at the Enoggera Memorial Hall in Trundle Street, on Thursday, 1st July, provided there are no Covid 19 restrictions.  ‘Plants to attract bees’ is the subject of the guest speaker, Bob Luttrell, that morning. We are so dependent on bees and other insects and creatures to... Read More

by Editorial Team , 4 months ago

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HOG is a Hive of Activity this month

Over the last month we have been busily preparing our garden beds for planting by adding extra soil, compost, fertiliser and dolomite.  We have also been very lucky to have received some very nice rain which has really watered the fertiliser into the soil. A wonderful crop of beans has just been harvested and shared with our members. The beans... Read More

by Editorial Team , 4 months ago

Community, Home and Garden

Marvelous Mulch & May Gardening

Unfortunately, the April meeting of the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club had to be cancelled due to COVID. However, the  guest speaker, Craig Duncan, a representative from Rocky Point Mulching, has kindly agreed to deliver his talk at the garden club meeting on 3rd June at the Enoggera Memorial Hall.   His topic is ‘General Gardening’. Rocky Point Mulching produces... Read More

by Editorial Team , 5 months ago

Community, Home and Garden

Ninety and Still Nurturing Nature

Stafford Garden Club’s member Nita Little, celebrated her 90th birthday recently. She joined the club in 2007 and continues to be a very active member.  Nita is a positive example that being surrounded by nature, and certainly delving into it as a gardener, is good for your health and wellbeing.   Nita is the club’s plant stall convenor which is... Read More

by Editorial Team , 5 months ago

Community, Home and Garden

HOG is a Hive of Activity this month

Wow, what a wonderful lot of rain we have had recently.   It‘s so great for the garden and the preparation of our beds for planting.  The other great benefit is that we are able to conserve town water by not having to water so frequently. Our jobs over the next few weeks will be preparing the beds for planting... Read More

by Editorial Team , 5 months ago

Community, Home and Garden

40 Enchanting years for cake decorators club

Have you fancied trying your hand at cake decorating? Or are you an experienced caker keen to make new friends? Whatever your experience level, the Brisbane North Cake Decorators (BNCD) will welcome you with open arms! The BNCD are a branch of the Queensland Cake Decorators Association and are a not-for- profit organisation. They foster the art of cake decorating... Read More

by Editorial Team , 5 months ago

Community, Home and Garden

Plantings and preparations for Autumn

The weather is gradually starting to cool down, which is very exciting as the HOG Community can now set to work preparing the gardens for their Autumn/Winter plantings. These plantings  will result in their terrific Winter/Spring crops. As preparation, the beds usually need topping up with more soil to which fertilizer and compost is added. The beds are then left... Read More

by Editorial Team , 6 months ago

Community, Home and Garden

Native Plants & our Pioneers

On Thursday, 6th May, the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club will meet at the Enoggera Memorial Hall if there are no restrictions in place.   The guest speaker, Geoff Robinson, will talk about the historical connection between native plants and our pioneers.  For instance, Australia’s national flower, the Golden Wattle, belongs to the acacia family – Acacia pycnantha. The early... Read More

by Editorial Team , 6 months ago

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