October 12th General Meeting
*** On October 12th, Trevor Smith spoke
about the lovely day lilies, with tips on how and when to propogate
them, pest control for them, with a power point display created by
Leanne which showed some of the colourings of different varieties and topic headings.
Many people were quick to acquire some fan samples at the end of his talk.
The 3 Amigos - Ken, Steve and Robin, again provided some entertainment and also many words of wisdom with the members questions that they answered.
In return, Steve had a question for the audience, and hopefully he was satisfied with the answers.
Cassie and Erica presented the Lucky Door prize and the Manawee plant of the month, and there were many beautiful raffle prizes.
Early membership fees were paid to Lesley, with over 140 members
already paid up and rewarded for doing so with a free BGC bag.
Fees are due in November at the AGM.
September 14th General Meeting
Meredith lives in Buderim and has been a BGC member since 2015.
Her interest in the Queensland Bottle tree started forty years ago, when working for the National Trust of Queensland.
She received a life-time achievement award for the National Trust in 2009 and an was appointed a member of the order of Australia (AM), for services to cultural heritage conservation, in 2011. She prepared a report about the history of trees In Buderim in 2014, and is active in bush regeneration and Indigenous reconciliation.
August 10th Meeting
The Three Amigo Experts - our member panel consisting of Robin, Marjorie and Ken gave an excellent, funny dialogue to the many questions that were asked to them. This is a very popular event from which everyone gains knowledge and entertainment.
The Manawee-donated plant of the month, the Feather Falls, was displayed and presented by Erica.
The Results of the Photograph Competition are noted under the sub-heading above.
July 13th meeting
Garden Club member, Jim Hales gave a scary analysis on the myths and major problems with the use of "Round-Up". It is not only dangerous if splashed into one's eyes, but is a major problem for world health!.
Bev Gourlay (Schouten) spoke of the Irish Christmas in July (15th July) concert in the hall, and also the Foote Tapping concert (22nd July) at the Foote Sanctuary where there will be an excellent concert starting at 12 noon.
The Garden Club is running a plant stall, and there will be a sausage sizzle and other stalls. People are asked to park in Eckersley Ave and walk down the pathway at 51 Eckersley to the Sanctuary. Gold coin admission and bring a rug or chair.
Noel Williams urged members to sign a petition to be presented to the Council, requesting the restored Klaus locomotion be housed in a new structure in Buderim.
Manawee donated The Lucky Door prize - a beautiful hanging basked, as displayed by John Lyon.
The members' plant stall displayed many quality plants for sale.
May 11th General Meeting.
Stephen was duly thanked by Jenni Campbell, the Guest Speaker co-ordinator.
Check out his web https://www.allrareherbs.com.au/
Steve showed us a captured caterpillar that he's waiting to identify as a butterfly or a cabbage moth, and he'll then decide to eliminate or not.
Past President and Honorary Life Member Rita Eaton has sold her house, and she offered free hanging baskets to garden club members. Many thanks Rita for your major contribution to the garden club.
Manawee gave a beautiful cyclamen plant for our Raffle, which was run by Maxina Williams and helper Anne Colville.
Cut Flower Photos and results are separate as a subheading under this "Meetings heading.
April 13th General Meeting
Kevin is also the organiser of the Combined Garden Club picnic day on May 30th, and so told of the top attractions that his committee have organised. A bus has been organised to take members to this great day.
The member speaker was Elaine Davidson who showed how she transformed a dreary, paved backyard into a colourful flowering canopy and garden - in 4 years.
March 9th General Meeting
At the April meeting, we were told that Manawee nursery now stock the GROW BOSS products.
The Member's talk was in a different format this month, with a panel of our gardening experts answering members' questions about Pests in the Garden.
The three wise men in the panel chosen on this occasion, were Steve Wikman, Ken Evans and Robin Porter. They enlightened us with cures for grasshoppers (pine0clean in a diluted spray), bulb caterpillars (use the index finger and thumb and squash them) and large toys amongst the garden to deter bush turkeys.
'Twas enjoyable and we learnt a lot.
Buderim Garden Club's first meeting for 2018
President John Lyon welcomed everyone, and many plants were sold, cut flowers were exhibited, library books were exchanged, lovely raffle prizes were won, and gossips were shared at afternoon tea time.
Our guest speaker was Bob from Rare Plants Boutique nursery, Nambour, and then Barry Sullivan spoke about the Bunchy Top disease which affects banana plants.
Photo below shows Barry, John and Bob
Elizabeth announced that the Photo competition will be in a different format this year, with photos to be submitted and judged in mid year.
Karen is organising 2 bus trips - see under "Tours" above.
Patricia Graham produced her first newsletter for the year, complete with colourful photos when viewed on line.
The Garden Club brochure was sent out on line, as well as being available as a hard copy. Members are asked to keep this as a reference.
Sarah Seeberg was applauded for her editorial role in producing the Gardens of Buderim book - many copies were sold and people were encouraged to "spread the word" about it.
It's great to be back and enjoy our gardening friends and the recent rain!
In the Cut FLower competition Ken Evans won (absent).
Photo shows Robert Wilson who received the Encouragement prize from organisers Steve and Shirley.
Club member, Noel Williams encouraged members to check out the Club's Facebook page (Click on the Link heading on ribbon above to view this).
Laurel and Peter Asimus, Reg Gibson, Rita Eaton, Barbara Sherstone, Shirley and Stuart Wallace,
Marjorie Van Roy, Robin Porter.