Trevallan Lifestyle Centre

February 21, 2018

The Potager Garden Workshop

 

Do you want a pretty and productive garden this spring?

Have little space or a whole yard?

Want to have an edible garden but have no idea how to achieve it?

Maybe you’ve tried to ‘grow your own’ before and not grown much only disappointment.

This is the workshop is for you.

Everything French seems to come infused with style and beauty. The Potager garden (soup or kitchen garden) is no exception. Herbs and vegetables arranged with medicinal and scented plants in such a sophisticated way as to make your household garden both stunning and a rejuvenating place to be.

We’ll discuss the basics of building the garden such as treatment of soil to the growth and care of fruits and vegetables in the European tradition, design elements in the Potager and a look at the array of plants that are suitable for our region.

A vegetable garden with class is so simple and attainable you will feel like you’re standing in a French village in no time!

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Sunday 2nd SEPTEMBER 2018

9:30am – 10:30am

TREVALLAN LIFESTYLE CENTRE

77 FERNVALE ROAD BRASSALL

Tickets are $15ea with $5 cash back on any purchases bought on the day
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or they can be purchased in store
$5 voucher will be emailed with confirmation

 

The Mountain Man is a third generation qualified horticulturist with over twenty years experience.  He has a background in wholesale and retail nursery, plant tissue culture, soft landscaping. He was also the Head Gardener for the Kitchen Gardens at Brookfield Garden Centre where he maintained the gardens and gave workshops on how to maintain a working kitchen garden. 

 The Mountain Man is currently specialising in Australian Natives with a semi-formal garden element. His Mission is to work alongside people in the development of their outdoor areas enhancing both look and feel while raising awareness of environmental factors. Using the most sophisticated combination of native, exotic, modern, classical and organic methods and materials.

 

February 21, 2018

Australian Native Plants Workshop

Trevallan is excited to offer you our first All about Australian Native Plants Workshop 

Fresh from the Rainforest, Riparian and Mountain zones of the wild Scenic Rim let our guest speaker ‘the Mountain Man‘ advise you on using beautiful native plants in your garden.

Mountain Man is a consummate plantsman with a desire to bring you the most striking, rare and underused native plants in South East Queensland so your garden can be a true point of difference in your neighbourhood.

Why use natives at all? Is the first question we’ll tackle and then discuss the top performers in Ipswich and Greater Brisbane regions. Seasonality and care of Native plants to ensure your garden flourishes.

Lastly, we’ll discuss not just the use of natives in the landscape but as indoor plants, pot specimens, cut flowers, hanging baskets and bush tucker.

Join the Trevallan Team for an informative fun filled morning.
Tickets are only $15ea 
with $5 cash back on any purchases bought on the day

 

WORKSHOP DATE

Sunday 15th June 2018

9:30am – 10:30am 

@Trevallan Lifestyle Centre

77 Fernvale Road

BRASSALL

 

TICKETS $15

with $5 cash back on any purchases bought on the day

Click here to Buy now or Buy instore

 

 

The Mountain Man is a third generation qualified horticulturist with over twenty years experience.

He has a background in wholesale and retail nursery, plant tissue culture, soft landscaping. He was also the Head Gardener for a popular Kitchen Garden where he maintained the gardens and gave workshops on how to maintain a working kitchen garden.  

The Mountain Man is currently specialising in Australian Natives with a semi-formal garden element. His Mission is to work alongside people in the development of their outdoor areas enhancing both look and feel while raising awareness of environmental factors. Using the most sophisticated combination of native, exotic, modern, classical and organic methods and materials.

January 10, 2018

The Sub Tropical Cottage Garden

I have spent hours drooling over English cottage garden pictures in magazines. Wanting what I thought I couldn’t have.

That was until I saw Noel’s from Noel Burdette Growing Gardeners Garden. It was reminiscent of a beautiful English country styled garden and he lives in Ipswich.

At that moment I knew I had to have Noel Present at Trevallan on how he created that beautiful garden.

 

The Sub Tropical Cottage Garden Workshop is all about Creating a Cottage style garden in the Sub-tropics.

Noel will talk about suitable plant choices, clever combinations,  care and maintenance, and how to capture the cottage garden ambience. 

 

Tickets are $15ea 
with $5 cash back on any purchases bought on the day

 

Dates for Workshops

Saturday 14th April 2018

1:30pm-2:30pm

@Trevallan Lifestyle Centre

77 Fernvale Road

BRASSALL

 

Tickets $15

with $5 cash back on any purchases bought on the day

Click here to Buy now or Buy instore

 


About our Presenter 


Noel Burdette has been a Horticulturist for 20 years and a Garden writer for several garden based publications. He is a regular presenter at garden events, garden clubs and Societies. 
He is a former presenter on Radio 4BC garden talkback, Presenter Blooming in Brisbane local community garden TV Digital 31 and monthly garden presenter on ABC 612 radio.
He was the Winner of the best Display garden Gardening Australia 2006, 2008, 2009Noel is a big supporter of healthy, well balanced backyard ecologies. His love of naturalistic style gardens allows for a large diversity of plant, insect, bird and animal life. 
Everything is connected and we should always remind ourselves of this. Upset the balance and you disrupt the entire chain of life. He believes the change we all wish to see with our environment should start in our own backyards.
January 10, 2018

The World of Herbs

Trevallan is excited to bring you the World of Herbs workshop. 

Hosted by renown Horticulturist, Garden writer and Presenter Noel Burdette from Noel Burdette Growing Gardeners.

Discover what the world of herbs can bring into your life and the amazing benefits they can have in your garden. 
This popular workshop places a spotlight on a simple yet incredibly useful group of plants that the whole family can enjoy no matter your level of gardening experience. 

This workshop gives you a closer look at the values of herbs and the important role they can play in the garden plus discussing their care, growing and ultimately uses in the home.

Trevallan will have a great range of normal and a few hard to find herbs available as well as everything you need to get your own Herb Garden started. 


Tickets are $15ea 
with $5 cash back on any purchases bought on the day

 

Dates for Workshops

Sunday 20th May 2018

9:30am-10:30am

@Trevallan Lifestyle Centre

77 Fernvale Road

BRASSALL

 

Tickets $15

with $5 cash back on any purchases bought on the day

Click here to Buy now or Buy instore

 


About our Presenter 


Noel Burdette has been a Horticulturist for 20 years and a Garden writer for several garden based publications. He is a regular presenter at garden events, garden clubs and Societies. 
He is a former presenter on Radio 4BC garden talkback, Presenter Blooming in Brisbane local community garden TV Digital 31 and monthly garden presenter on ABC 612 radio.
He was the Winner of the best Display garden Gardening Australia 2006, 2008, 2009Noel is a big supporter of healthy, well balanced backyard ecologies. His love of naturalistic style gardens allows for a large diversity of plant, insect, bird and animal life. 
Everything is connected and we should always remind ourselves of this. Upset the balance and you disrupt the entire chain of life. He believes the change we all wish to see with our environment should start in our own backyards.
November 8, 2017

Real Living Christmas Trees

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

Thy leaves are so unchanging;

Not only green when summer’s here,

But also when ’tis cold and drear.

 

Christmas Trees are the best and worst tradition. I don’t know about you but for years I spent hours agonizing over where every single bauble should go, what colour scheme to do, tinsel or no tinsel. Then after I’d finished I’d stand back, take stock and cry because after so many painful hours it still didn’t look like a department store tree. Now days I just let the kids go wild with it. If it doesn’t look perfect I can just think ‘oh well, the kids had a ball doing it’.

While watching the kids decorate the tree I began to wonder why we even have Christmas trees and why they are always depicted as Evergreens or Conifers. The answer is in the song.

Evergreens or as we know them conifers are green all the time – thy leaves are so unchanging. Christmas in the northern hemisphere occurs during the bleakest days of the year so evergreens present a vibrant contrast to the natural world outside – Not only green when summer’s here, But also when ’tis cold and drear.

Because of this, people throughout history have regarded them as special symbols of eternal life or rebirth.

I found many theories of why we decorate our trees at Christmas time. My favourite was that the tree was decorated with apples (to represent the forbidden fruit) and wafers (to represent the Eucharist and redemption).

So I may not be able to decorate the tree perfectly but how do I choose the perfect Christmas tree?

Christmas trees are different for everyone.

Conifers are everyone’s first choice when it comes live Christmas trees and there are so many different types and sizes to choose from there is sure to be one to suit everyone. If you want a different type of live Christmas tree here’s a few hints.

Magnolia Little Gem Christmas at Trevallan

Magnolia Little Gem

My ultimate live Christmas tree would be Magnolia ‘Little Gem’. This beautiful magnolia is evergreen; looks brilliant in a pot, can be bought inside for a short period of time but will thrive on a patio or in the ground in sun or shade. Has lush dark green foliage with a bronzed underside of the leaf. Its branches are strong enough to hold a bauble and its flowers are a beautiful cream colour and enormous.

There are so many great native Christmas trees.

Syzyigums would be my first go to as a great native Christmas tree. Trevallan’s large Syzyigums (around 8m high) are in full bloom at the moment and it looks like they are covered in little fairy lights and the ground under them is covered in snow (the fallen flowers).

Syzyigum ‘Cascade’ would be a nice smaller growing Christmas tree. This beautiful native grows to about 4 meters high and has a lovely weeping habit. Its dark lush green foliage is offset by its brilliant pink new growth and pink pom pom flowers, which the honey eaters love, followed by pink edible berries, for the berry eating birds. It can easily be grown in a pot or the ground. 

If a smaller tree is required Acmena smithii ‘Allyns Magic’ is a fantastic native. Perfect for pots and loves full sun or part shade. It is always a dark lush green with bright red new growth. You can even trim it to a conical shape to better represent a Christmas tree!

If you are after something a little different than I have two native trees that are going to make even the die hard plastic tree lovers wanting to change over!

Casuarina glauca ‘Green Wave’ by Mallee Design

First up is the Casuarina glauca ‘Greenwave’. This hardy evergreen shrub forms a natural ball shape with long thin branches that would make you think it’s a conifer. It holds it shape without the need to trim and looks amazing in pots or the garden. It only grows to about 2m high and loves the full sun.

 

Adenanthos ‘Silver Silk’

Adenanthos have taken the southern market by storm and we are finally catching up. These beautiful soft silvery foliage plants love the full sun and dry conditions. They do get a small redish flower on them in spring. Silver Silk only gets to about 1.2m high so its perfect for a large pot.

 

 

 

With all real Christmas trees water well. The most common cause of death is under watering because we don’t want to wet our floors or the presents! Maybe buy an extra-large saucer or a planter to sit your tree in (a pot that doesn’t have a hole and is meant to retain water). Don’t keep your tree inside for months and when you finally do take it back outside move it into the sun slowly. Put it in a shady spot for a week or two, then to a part shady spot then out to full sun. Once it’s back outside give it a good fertilise with organic link slow release organic fertiliser and a liquid fertilise fortnightly with Plant care until it is acclimatised to the outside conditions. Don’t forget a good long soak would be appreciated by your tree, just to say thank you!

This year why not buy a REAL Christmas tree. Just remember chose a plant that will bring you and your family years of joy and let the kids do the decorating while you sit back and enjoy a candy cane …. In your Christmas cocktail!

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