Trevallan Lifestyle Centre

September 20, 2017

Make your own Macramé Wall Hanging

Spend a tranquil afternoon at Trevallan gently knotting your frustrations away.

Elise, a highly talented macramé artist, is going to spend the afternoon with us helping us create a beautiful macramé Wall Hanging similar to this one.

 The three hour workshop includes all materials and full written and verbal instructions to make a macrame wall hanging.

We have a limited number of seats for this workshop.
We are also unable to accept people under the age of 13.

$80 per person and you get to take home a beautiful piece of art and all the knowledge to recreate another piece. 

 

Macramé Workshop

Sunday 15th October 2017

1pm – 4pm

@

Trevallan Lifestyle Centre

77 Fernvale Road, Brassall

$80 pp

 

  

 

August 7, 2017

Trevallan’s Rose Workshop

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”    ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

 
Roses we all adore the flowers yet sometimes we put them in the too hard to grow category … they seem to get a bit of a bad rap here in South East Queensland. I know myself I am not an avid lover of the rose bush. They just seem like too much trouble.
 
This is the workshop that will make rose growing seem easy and fun!! The workshop that will make appreciate the thorn bush for the rose!
 
The workshop is designed for all rose lovers, growers and hopeful growers. We will be focussing on the varieties of roses grown, conditions for growing roses well, soil conditions, planting and pruning. Plus Seasonal Care for Roses – fertilising and managing pests and diseases and even Growing Roses in Pots.
 
We will showcase some great products from Searles Garden Products, eco-organic garden and Plant of Health Eco Friendly Fertilisers.
 
Our resident Horticultural expert – The Mountain Man has over 30 years experience being the grandson and son of rose growers. He has been involved in commercial rose growing for the nursery and cut flower industry, managed them in clients landscapes and of course grown them for himself over the years. His love of roses was the stepping stone to his career in horticulture.

 

Workshop Details

Wednesday 6th September 2017

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Trevallan Lifestyle Centre

77 Fernvale Road Brassall

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

July 10, 2017

Ways to Maintain your Garden this Winter

While the mornings have been getting colder the days are still very warm. So it’s still all systems go in my yard.

I read a great little article the other day on 5 ways to maintain your garden during spring. I thought I’d add to it with a few more tips.

 

  • Spray lawn weeds

I always mow and then spray about three days later. I use Searles ‘Lawn Perfect’ as it kills most of the weeds coming up at the moment. I don’t worry too much about winter weed as I find out it dies out quickly as soon as the weather warms up.

About two months ago I soil wetted and fertilised my lawn with organically certified soil soaker and lawn fertiliser so it’s really thick and hopefully will survive the winter.

 

Spray my fruit trees and change my fruit fly trap wick

I wasn’t paying much attention to my citrus this year. I trimmed them early and now all the new growth has been attacked by aphids and mites. I am going to spray them with Eco-oil (BFA certified organic spray) and I am going to give them a fertilise with Organic Link (BFA certified organic fertiliser). I should also start a fortnightly fertilise with Plant Care to give them an immediate boost.

If you have any sick plants in your garden at the moment, this would work a treat for almost any plant.

Any fruit I did get was hit by fruit fly so I also need to refresh my Fruit Fly trap wick and start using Eco-naturalure. I’ve just started to get tomatoes and I don’t want them hit by fruit fly.

 

Feed my winter flowering plants

My camellia sasanquas are all looking good (I remembered to fertilise them in Autumn) Now its time to feed with Organic Link my rondeletias, zygo cacti, azaleas, camellia japonicas and my poinsettias to keep them looking good and help promote flowers. I will also start Liquid fertilising with Silica and Potash.

 

Fertilise and use soil wetter

I have been a bit slack in some areas of my garden and its starting to show in the health of my plants.

My gardens need a soil wetter treatment and a fertilise.

I am trialling the new natural Soil Soaker by Plant of Health. Soil Soaker enables hydrophobic soils to become water penetrable and retain water. It also houses beneficial microbes, nutrients, silica and diatomaceous earth these make soil healthy which in turn improves root and shoot development and also reduces plant stress. I will use Soil Soaker first then in a week or so give them all a good fertilise with Organic Link. Late winter they will all get a good haircut.

 

Enjoy my Vegetable Patch

I’ve reduced my vegetable patch this year and I’m focusing more on herbs, leafy greens and snow peas. I could eat snow peas until I turn green! I am enjoying having a smaller area to take care of as its easier to manage. All vegetables are planted and I have been giving them a fortnightly liquid fertilise with Triple Boost and Neem (to help reduce bugs). One month in and I’m already enjoying bok Choy, spinach, cherry tomatoes and silverbeet.

 

Jobs done … I can kick back relax read my Winter About the Garden Magazine and enjoy the sunshine!

June 22, 2017

Vegetable 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.

The Mountain Man, who was the Head Gardener of the Brookfield Kitchen Gardens, will take us through the steps to set up (or revitalise) our very own Kitchen Gardens.  

I believe that a productive garden can work in any type of landscape or garden and the best way to achieve this is to utilise the principles of the Potager garden. The idea of a Potager garden basically combines the utilitarian nature of the English kitchen garden with the style and grace of French fashion. It is basically an ornamental vegetable garden. Plants are chosen for both their edible and ornamental natures and are put together in such a way that it looks pretty while still providing food.

The Mountain Man will start from how to build the soil right through to what to plant and how to care for our productive garden. He will also discuss and help us solve some common gardening problems/insects that can affect our gardens.

It doesn’t matter if you have never had a productive garden or if you have been gardening for years. There is sure to be something that everyone can take home and apply.

Workshop Details

Saturday 23rd September 2017

1 pm – 2:30 pm

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              $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.

 

June 19, 2017

Garden Revitalisation Workshop

Ever wondered what to do when or just wondered why your plants always die? Maybe you are confused about when to trim, when to fertilise and what to fertilise with or maybe you just don’t know when to spray for lawn grub?

This session was our most popular topic on our gardening survey. We all just need a bit of  help with the basics sometimes and we need those basics to be spelled out to us in the simplest way possible so gardening becomes so easy it’s enjoyable!

Workshop Details

Saturday 19th August 2017

1 pm – 2:30 pm

Trevallan Lifestyle Centre

77 Fernvale Road Brassall

Tickets are $15ea with $5 cash back on any purchases bought on the day
         $5 voucher will be emailed with confirmation

 

Trevallan is excited to introduce The Mountain Man will be taking us through all the basics of revitalisation our gardens ready for Spring. He will be telling us all the gardening jobs that need doing, how to do them and what products to use to bring your garden back to life. 

Just like us, our gardens need a ‘get ready for summer workout’ as we come out of winter. The Mountain Man will be going over some of the big stuff that needs doing – lawns, shrubs, what’s nice as bedding plants, pruning, soil rejuvenation, mulches (what to use and how). Just all of the jobs to help us get ready for Spring

The Mountain Man is a third generation horticulturist with over ten years experience.  He has a background in wholesale nursery, plant tissue culture, soft landscaping and retail gardening. He 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.

Workshop Details

Saturday 19th August 2017

1 pm – 2:30 pm

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 
$5 voucher will be emailed with confirmation
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