Bellis Open Day, Mother’s Day Weekend, 11-12th May 2019

Feeling disempowered by climate change? Discover the power of small, meaningful changes at Bellis. Founded in 2003.

Feeling disempowered by climate change? Discover the power of small, meaningful changes at Bellis. Founded in 2003.

The annual Open Day at Bellis garden in subtropical Brisbane will be on Mother’s Day Weekend, 11-12th May 2019. Over 500 different climate-appropriate plants grow at Bellis for food, medicine, pesticides, to support biodiversity and including climate change-ready ornamentals.

 This is a great opportunity to visit an extraordinary 21st century cottage garden and take away ideas and inspiration for sustainable food growing and boosting beneficial biodiversity at home. 

See and experience how powerful 300 square metres of good soil can be in an ordinary suburban block and find out how you can transform your lives too. There will be plants, seed, books and refreshments for sale.


The Perennial Poppies Inc., Queensland’s best garden club, will have volunteers staffing the gate.

Be sure to say hello and purchase your refreshments from the Second Shot van which will be attending for the first time this year. Second Shot is a Brisbane social enterprise started by James Christie in 2017. It operates two mobile coffee vans across the city and trains and employs young and disadvantaged people to operate the vans.

Jerry is delighted to be joined again by Dr Tim Heard, a native bee expert and entomologist (www.sugarbag.net). On Sunday at 1.00pm, Tim will split one of Jerry’s native stingless bee hives. In March, Tim split the rest of Jerry’s hives and there will be a limited quantity of sugarbag honey for sale. These are two of the twenty four species of native bee which visit or live at Bellis.

“Bellis is not an attempt at self-sufficiency, but it is a living example of how we can turn our Aussie backyards into an environmental advantage, without compromising our lifestyle.

 Everything growing here can be grown by an average gardener on an average income. Discover how to reduce your ecological footprint whilst reducing the cost of living.” Jerry Coleby-Williams



GARDEN ADDRESS: 56 Daisy Street, Wynnum, QLD 4178;

OPENING: 11th and 12th May 2019, from 9.00am to 4.30pm;

ADMISSION: $10 adults, under 18 free;


IMPORTANT NOTES:

* Wear sensible shoes (stilettos and mulch don’t work);



* Prior to entry you must be prepared to disinfect the soles of your shoes in the disinfectant provided. This is a condition of entry – biosecurity matters!

* This garden is unsuitable for wheelchairs and strollers;



* No pets;


* Supervise children at all times: super-hot chillies, plant spines and euphorbia sap may cause injury;

* Nearest 24 hour medical facilities: Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre, ‘Gundu Pa’, 20 New Lindum Road, Wynnum West, 4178.  Reception: 07 3213 7800. 24-hour Primary Care Centre: 07 3213 7900;

* Nearest railway station: Wynnum Station, 7 Madgwick Street, QLD 4178. Not Wynnum North Station and not Wynnum Central Station, but Wynnum Station. It is on the Cleveland line;

* Nearest public toilets: Wynnum Esplanade, opposite ‘The Pelican’s Nest by the Bay’, 143 Wynnum Esplanade, QLD 4178;

SURPLUS STOCK PLANT SALE

Agave geminiflora;
Agave potatorum;
Aralia, geranium, aka Đinh lăng trổ, Polyscias guilfoylei;
Balsa tree, aka gỗ balsa, Ochroma pyramidale;
Basil, camphor, aka húng, Ocimum kilimandscharicum × basilicum;
Beautiful shade, aka Ombu, Phytolacca dioica;
Begonia, Lilly-pad, aka hải đường, Begonia nelumbiifolia;
Brahmi herb, aka rau đắng biển, Bacopa monnieri;
Burn jelly plant, Bulbine frutescens;
Butterfly tree, aka native pomegranate, Capparis arborea;
Cape giant cycad, aka lớp tuế, Encephalartos altensteinii (male);
Cassava, aka Sắn, Seed Saver’s best cv., Manihot esculenta;
Cassowary plum, Cerbera floribunda;
Casuarina glauca ‘Cousin It’;
Chilean wine palm, Jubaea chilensis;
Chinese potato, Plectranthus tuberosus;
Citrange, Citrus x insitorum;
Cocoyam, aka khoai mùng, Xanthosoma saggitifolia;
Coffee, aka cà phê chè, Coffea arabica ‘Kamerunga KM36 Dwarf’;
Coleus, mixed, aka tía tô tây, Plectranthus scutellarioides;
Coriander, Thai, aka mùi tàu, Eryngium foetidum;
Crinum, Giant native, Crinum asiaticum var. pedunculatum (do not confuse with the small, common native C. pedunculatum);
Crinum lily, Mauritian, Crinum mauritianum;
Crinum lily, purple, Crinum x Menehune ‘Burgundy Edge’;
Crinum lily, golden, Crinum xanthophyllum;
Crown of Thorns, Gerold’s Thornless; Euphorbia geroldii;
Custard apple, aka bình bát, Annona reticulata;
Cryptanthus bivittatus;
x Cryptbergia ‘Red Burst’;
Daylily, Barb Wicke’s viviparous yellow-flowered cultivar, aka Hoa Hiên, Hemerocallis sp.;
Date palm, edible, aka cây chà là, Phoenix dactylifera ‘Medjool’;
Dracaena aletriformis;
Dracontomelon, aka sấu thực vật or crocodile plant, Dracontomelon duperreanum;
Euphorbia gramineus;
Eschallot, multiplier, aka hẹ tây, Allium cepa var. aggregatum;
False cardamom, Alpinia nutans;
Fern, edible, aka rau dớn, Diplazium esculentum;
Fig, Lord Howe Island, Ficus macrophylla f. columnaris;
Firespike, Purple, Odontonema callistachyum. Do not confuse with the common red species;
Fish mint, green-leaved, aka giấp cá, Houttuynia cordata;
Fish mint, marbled, aka giấp cá, Houttuynia cordata ‘Harlequin’;
Four seasons herb, aka húng chanh, Plectranthus amboinicus – mixed;
Frangipani, Gilded spoon, aka sứ hỏa tiễn, Plumeria pudica;
Giant calotropis, aka bòng bòng, Calotropis gigantea;
Ginger, culinary, aka gừng, Zingiber officinale;
Ginger, puyang, Zingiber aromaticum;
Ginger, red butterfly, Hedychium greenii;
Ginger, shampoo, Zingiber newmanii;
Hibiscus, cranberry, Hibiscus acetosella;
Hibiscus, Mauritian, Hibiscus boryanus;
Hibiscus, scarlet, Hibiscus coccineus;
Hope’s Lepidozamia, aka lớp tuế, Lepidozamia hopei;
Horseradish tree, aka chùm ngây, Moringa oleifera;
Hymenocallis caribaea ‘Variegata’;
Jaboticaba, aka nho thân gỗ, Plinia cauliflora;
Jackfruit, aka mít, Artocarpus heterophyllus (Wynnum 3rd generation);
Krachai, aka gốc ngón tay, Boesenbergia rotunda;
Lá lốt
, aka chaplu, Piper sarmentosum;
Lebanese cress, Aethionema cordifolium;
Leek, Seedsaver’s subtropical adapted multiplier leek, aka tỏi tây, Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum;
Lemongrass, East Indian, aka chi sả, Cymbopogon flexuosus;
Lemongrass, Native, Cymbopogon ambiguus;
Lime, Finger, Citrus australasica;
Lime, Kaffir, aka chanh Thái, Citrus hystrix;
Lucky red bean tree aka trạch quạch, matakoviriviri, Adenanthera pavonina;
Madagascar ocotillo, Alluaudia procera;
Malabar chestnut, Pachira insignis;
Mandarin, aka như, Citrus reticulata ‘Parramatta Sweets’;
Mexican Tree Spinach, Cnidoscolus aconitifolius;
Mint, Moroccan, aka cây bạc hà, Mentha spicata;
Mint, Australian, Mentha suaveolens;
Mint, Vietnamese, aka rau răm, Persicaria odorata;
Nardoo, aka dương xỉ, Marsilea mutica;
Okinawa spinach, aka chi kim thất, Gynura bicolor (syn. G crepioides);
Orange, Green, aka cam sành, Citrus reticulata x sinensis;
Ormeau bottle tree, Brachychiton ‘Ormeau’;
Palm grass, aka pit pit, tơ vĩ tre, Setaria palmifolia cv.;
Pandan, aka dứa thơm, Pandanus amarylliifolius;
Screw pine, aka dứa dại, Pandanus cookii;
Paper gardenia, aka la bố ma, Tabernaemontana cerifera;
Parrot’s beak, Gmelina philippinensis;
Pitahaya, White, aka thanh long, Hylocereus undatus (unrooted cuttings);
Purslane, Surinam, aka chi sâm mùng tơi, Talinum fruticosum;
Puya mirabilis;
Quadrangulata tree, Maytenus quadrangulata;
Roly poly satinash, Syzygium unipunctatum;
Salak palm, aka tập tin, Salacca zalacca;
Scarlet rose-mallow, aka dâm bụt Mỹ, Hibiscus coccineus;
Sessile joyweed, purple, aka rau dệu, Alternanthera sessilis ‘Purpurea’;
Silk floss tree, Ceiba speciosa;
Society garlic, double white-flowered, Tulbaghia violacea ‘Fairy Stars’;
Society garlic, variegated, Tulbaghia violacea ‘Variegata’;
Soursop, aka mãng cầu xiêm, Annona muricata;
Starfruit, aka trái khế, Averrhoa carambola;
Storm lily, common, Habranthus robustus;
Storm lily, white, Zephyranthes alba;
Sweetleaf, aka kẹo ngọt, Sauropus androgynus;
Sweetpotato, aka khoai lang, Ipomoea batatas ‘Ace of Spades’;
Sweetpotato, aka khoai lang, Ipomoea batatas ‘Marguerite’;
Tamarind, aka Me, Tamarindus indica;
Tamarind, native, Diploglottis australis;
Tamarind, small-leaved, Diploglottis campbellii;
Tarragon, Mexican, aka tập tin, Tagetes lucida;
Tree wisteria, Bolusanthus speciosus;
Turmeric, aka nghệ, Curcuma longa;
Turmeric, black, aka củ nghệ đen, Curcuma caesia;
Vietnamese rice paddy herb, aka ngò ôm, Limnophila aromatica;
White sapote, Casimroa edulis;
White velvet, Tradescantia sillamontana;
Yam, Elephant foot, aka nưa chuông, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius;
Yam, African round, aka họ củ nâu, Dioscorea rotundata;
Yesterday, today and tomorrow, variegated, Brunfelsia ‘Everyday’;

Total: 113 taxa; 60 suitable for an authentic Vietnamese food garden;

All sold on a first come, first served basis.

* While you’re here, fancy joining Jerry on a garden tour? There are a few places left to join Jerry’s Gardeners and Gourmets Tour of Vietnam, 26th July to 14th August 2019.

Jerry and Thuan at one of our destinations: Tra Que market gardens, Hội An.

Jerry and Thuan at one of our destinations: Tra Que market gardens, Hội An.

Some of you may have already travelled with Jerry, courtesy of The Adventure Traveller, touring Svalbard, Singapore, Sri Lanka and New Zealand. The Adventure Traveller is currently planning a gardener’s tour of Argentina and the Fjords of Chile with Jerry for 2020 🙂