Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club

BUDERIM GARDEN CLUB WORKSHOP – 18th June 2019

BUDERIM GARDEN CLUB WORKSHOP – JUNE 2019

On Tuesday, 18 June 2019, members and visitors gathered at 32 Panorama Crescent, Buderim (off Mooloolaba Road) at Jim & Elizabeth Hales home.

It was a most successful sunny morning.  Co-ordinator Steve Wikman again excelled in his entertaining talk, and showed many examples of plants, (many grown from seeds) and even cut up and shared his yellow gerbera with us.   He'll write a report soon, but meanwhile. many thanks to the Hales and to Steve for a wonderful morning.

Photos can be viewed under the Albums heading above.

A Garden workshop was held at Caryll Beck's property on Wed. 24th April 2019


Co-rdinator, Steve Wikman reported on this most successful event.

BUDERIM GARDEN CLUB WORKSHOP 24 APRIL 2019

 

Garden Club members/visitors gathered at Caryll Beck’s home at Chevallum on Wednesday 24 April 2019. Although there were a number of apologies due to the wet weather, 25 members attended.

 

Last year Caryll had just started her garden when we visited in April 2018.  We were all amazed at the progress made in 1 year.  The volume of citrus fruit of many varieties was a sight to behold. Robin, one of the club’s Three Amigos offered some valuable advice on how to manage her young fruit trees.

 

Caryll’s positive attitude is to push forward whether you are confronted with hot and dry weather, restricted water supply (tanks) or very wet conditions as we had on the day.  Gardening in Australia is very different to gardening in England (Caryll’s home country).

 

We have to say thankyou to Caryll’s daughter, Sarah and her husband, Paul who allowed us to set up under their alfresco covered area next door. Of course, the sun came out for the most of the morning which made everyone excited.

 

I gave some practical but simple tips on how to prepare pots and plants for our October Festival Plant Stall.  The focus here was on quality presentation including hygiene when donating plants and cuttings for sale.  A demonstration on how to manage a root bound potted plant, preparing cuttings for propagation from various plant materials including milky sap varieties, how to manage dahlia tubers and what to look for when purchasing these tubers. I shared my practical experience in raising new gladioli and hippeastrums from seed. We also discussed propagation medium including striking cuttings in water and maintenance of your garden tools. The product, Lanox (heavy duty, anti-corrosion with lanolin) is a good choice for prolonging the life of your tool as it doesn’t dry out or wash off with water.

 

There were many giveaways and with the interaction and practical advice offered during the morning, members returned home after morning tea with an increased enthusiasm for gardening.

Steve 0439 362 828


BUDERIM GARDEN CLUB WORKSHOP : Tuesday, 12 June 2018    25 King Street, Buderim (Ken and Jan Evans)

 Co-Ordinator Steve Wikman reports:

Approx 50 Buderim Garden Club members and visitors gathered at Ken and Jan Evans garden on Buderim for another workshop which was again conducted by Steve Wikman. Steve demonstrated how to prepare and plant up “Spring” hanging baskets with flowers and foliage. Using the “Colour Wheel” as a guide, colour combinations were explained so as to produce well balanced effect. This process included the potting mix preparation, a balanced plant choice, and the required maintenance. Some members shared their experiences in this area which generated great interaction for new gardeners. Ken was keen to share some of his home made remedies from his (recipe book) in managing pests in his organic garden. Also he explained how organic fertilisers are used in his vege patch and around the various exotic fruit trees. The garden tours included a brief overview on his bee keeping including the reasons why the honey taste varies. Many members returned home carrying a variety of cuttings through Ken’s generosity after morning tea.
Thank you Ken and Jan for making us all very welcome. Thanks for your help. Steve

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The first Workshop for 2018 : 18th April



Workshop Convenor, Steve Wikman reported,
after the 18th April's Workshop at Caryll Beck’s garden.

We were very, very lucky with the weather.
It rained a little but then it poured down during the morning tea.
Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and interacted through out my presentation.
Noticed a few more new members attending today.

Check out the photos under the "Photos" heading above.

(This is Caryll in the photo preparing the meeting's afternoon tea.)