November 8th: Annual General Meeting
President John Lyon, Treasurer Vonnie Young, Kim Bendall, Cassie Burlington, Leanne Crowe, new member Mike Kelly replacing Jenni Campbell, Merryn Jooste, John Sargaison and seated Monika Stinton. Absent from photo Robin Porter and Patricia James.
Noel Stallard lived up to his reputation as one of the best Bush Poet in Australia - as a writer, as a performer, as a judge.
Most people will also remember his "Lipstick on the mirror" and the "Washing Line" performance, and "Bush Christening" , as well as his moving war poem. Noel proudly showed his OAM award for service to literature.
His re-enactment of "The man from Snowy River was most entertaining with the help of 3 "volunteers" - Bev, Steve and Mike (see photos below)
October 11th 2019 meeting
Our guest speaker was Darryl Baptie from Camellia Glen Nursery, as featured in the above photo with his wife Sue.
He gave a most informative, humorous talk about the basic sasanqua, japonica and hybrid varieties that vary in leaf size, growing patterns, climate and acid soil preferences.
The Camellia Glen Nursery was established in 1994, and is renowned for their extensive range of Camellia varieties. They are scaling down their activities, but still offer quality plants for sale.
Steve Wikman and John Sargaison demonstrated presentation and procedures for competition entries for our Flower show at the festival.
Manawee Plant Month - October: Hydrangea Macrophylla
Hydrangea are considered one of the most recognisable plants around the world. They come in a range of colours, but predominately fall into groups of blue, white or pink.
These forms are native to Japan and will grow approx. 2m x 1.5m, when fully developed. They require protection from our fierce summer sun and a well-drained soil. This makes them perfect pot specimens, or for a shaded spot in the garden.
Hydrangea are deciduous, meaning they are dormant over the winter months. In fact, it is this dormancy which allows the plant to store energy, in order to produce flowers. They flower from October through to December.
Feed regularly through Spring, Summer and Autumn using a good quality, flower promoting fertiliser. Keep moist through summer, but allow to dry out over winter. They respond well to pruning, after flowering, to promote a bushy growth
The Lucky Door prize was a beautiful Peace Lily
September 13th Meeting
She was accompanied by 2 equally charming young ladies.
August 9th 2019Meeting
Club member Nev Douglas shared his expertise in growing orchids - north facing, controlled temperature, good drainage, don't overwater, spagman(?) moss.
He wins many prizes in the orchid section of our Cut Flower Competition, and his slides showed many magnificent displays of his orchids.
the raffle prizes and the Lucky Door Prize..
JULY 12th meeting
July's Guest speaker was Caz Owens,
who gave a most entertaining, friendly and informative talk about her life on her edible rose farm.
Manawee nursery, as usual, provided a magnificent pot plant for our raffle, which was drawn by Cassie and Joy.
June 14th Meeting - Geoff Robinson
May 10th 2019 Meeting
Carmel brought many begonias which were sold to many people.
April 12th Meeting
Their very affordable products are available at our local Manawee garden centre.
March 8th 2019 Meeting
February 8th 2019 meeting report
Gardens: 39 Berlin Road Mount Berryman 6am – 6pm/ 7 days Over 400 plants for sale.
Book in to view the geranium gardens
Workshop or talk for a garden club: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Expert Gardening Panel of Ken Evans, Robin Porter and Steve Dickson, again impressed and also entertained the audience.
Steve spoke at length from his notes about Garden and Lawn Maintenance in the hot summer weather, with Ken and Robin adding more information.
Steve also announced an upcoming Workshop. Details TBA.
- Shedders meet Friday 3pm on 4th week month - Need new volunteers
- Edna Walling Garden Group - meet 3rd Monday month 6:30am - need new volunteers.
- Newsletter - members who can’t print their own to take a copy.
- New Group – Pioneer
Cottage, meets 1st Wednesday month 9 to 11am
Laurel and Peter Asimus, Reg Gibson, Rita Eaton, Barbara Sherstone, Shirley and Stuart Wallace,
Marjorie Van Roy, Robin Porter.