November

Results of October show bench

 

Section

First

Second

Third

Flower of the month

Ron Blair

Ron Blair

Aileen White

One Rose

Aileen White

Ralph Slaughter

Ralph Slaughter

One stem of other flower (not a Rose)

Kerry Elliot

Heather Coustley

Aileen White

Stem of foliage (No flowers or buds)

Aileen White

Judy Butler

Aileen White

Floral arrangement

Aileen White

Heather Coustley

Aileen White

Tubers, Corms, Bulbs, Rhizomes

Shirley Hall

Aileen White

Aileen White

Flowering shrub (in flower) One stem

Aileen White

Aileen White

Heather Coustley=Robin Hill

Container of flowers

Ron Blair

Ron Blair

Robin Hill

Cacti, succulent, potted plant

Aileen White

Aileen White

Robin Hill

Above ground vegetable

Judy Butler

Ralph Slaughter

Carol Burns

Below ground vegetable

Judy Butler

Judy Butler

Judy Butler=Judy Butler

Herbs (flowering, non-flowering, mixed)

Ralph Slaughter

Carol Burns

Judy Butler

Fruits & Nuts

Ralph Slaughter

Aileen White

Judy Butler

Best exhibit

Ron Blair

 

Places to go and things to do:

 

 December 3rd: Gippsland Food & Wine Festival, Victory Park Traralgon.

 December 3rd: Longwarry Market

 December 16th Drouin Market

 December 16th Warragul Craft Market

 

Things to do in the garden in December

 Most activities in the garden relate to the need to provide sufficient water to plants. Temperatures over 30C have arrived early this year, so sprinklers and soaker hoses need to be put into position. Drippers are the best way to water roses. Try to provide 4 litres per plant at least twice a week. Mulching with bark, pea straw, Sugar Cane mulch or Lucerne will be beneficial for both flowers and vegetables.

In the vegetable garden - Sow seed of Radish, Beans, Parsnips, Zuccini, Squash, Pumpkin and Beetroot.  Plant seedlings of Spring Onions and Silverbeet. Plant more sweetcorn.  Plant tomatoes for a late crop, Capsicum and Chilli, Plus Beans & Sweetcorn.

In the flower garden - Plant seedlings of Petunias, Impatiens, Lobelia, Alyssum, Dianthus, Lupins, Madeira Daisies, Marigolds, Candytuft and Cleome.  Most of the above are also available as potted colour. Sow seeds of a whole range of summer loving flowers such as Salvias, Petunias, Dianthus, Ageratum, Alyssum, Lobelia and Wild Flower Mix. Apply the next dose of Sudden Impact for Roses (as used at Mornington Rose Garden) when dead heading in Early December.

 

 

 

Lawns – Mow Regularly. Keep the blades high to prevent early drying of the soil underneath. Apply water where necessary. It is better to give one big soaking once or twice a week rather than small amounts each day.

Fruit trees Keep the base of all fruit trees free of weeds. Treat any Scale on Citrus trees. Their presence is often indicated by Sooty Mould or ants running up into the trees. Prepare nets for plums apricots and early peaches.

Something funny to warm the Heart

 I heard people say you can’t live without love. I still think oxygen ranks higher.

Our Dog ate the whole Scrabble Set and then went around the house leaving messages everywhere

Next meeting:  Monday 22nd January. Subject: “Tips, Questions and Answers” Steve Rowe and Howard Sharman

Flower of the month for January : One Stem of Gladioli

Trips Planned: Tuesday December 5th Burnley Gardens.

As always, new members & visitors are made very welcome, so invite family and friends to come along. 

Please support our Club sponsors:

Rowes nursery, ture of peet moss and top soil. The potatoes keep the stems moist and help develop the root systems. It's a perfectly simple way to multiply your rose garden without spending lots of $$$.Landsborough Road, Warragul.  rowes@dcsi.net.au  They have a large range of plants for sale and a wealth of garden knowledge. Lots of plants for Spring/Summer planting in stock now.

 

               Drouin Home Hardware, Princes Way, Drouin. Check their hardware, plants and a big range of seedlings

 

Kurinda Roses, Warragul-Lardner Road, Warragul.  Select from their huge range of roses at reasonable prices. Potted Roses now available in flower.

 

Mattz Mowing, (Our new Sponsor), For all mowing and garden maintenance. (see web site page )

 

 

DON’T FORGET NEW INFORMATION IS BEING POSTED ON OUR WEB SITE EACH MONTH

 

 

 

Printing of this newsletter courtesy Gary Blackwood MLA and staff

October

Results of September show bench

 

Section

First

Second

Third

Flower of the month

Heather Coustley

Robin Hill

Heather Coustley

One Rose

 

 

 

One stem of other flower (not a Rose)

Aileen White

Aileen White

Aileen White

Stem of foliage (No flowers or buds)

Aileen White

Aileen White

 

Floral arrangement

Aileen White

Heather Coustley

Aileen White

Tubers, Corms, Bulbs, Rhizomes

Aileen White

Bev Mentiplay

Robin Hill

Flowering shrub (in flower) One stem

Aileen White

Aileen White= Marie Woolam

Heather Coustley

Container of flowers

Aileen White

Heather Coustley

Aileen White

Cacti, succulent, potted plant

Alex Mentiplay

Aileen White

Robin Hill

Above ground vegetable

Ralph Slaughter

Ralph Slaughter

Carol Burns

Below ground vegetable

 

 

 

Herbs (flowering, non-flowering, mixed)

Ralph Slaughter

Carol Burns

 

Fruits & Nuts

Ralph Slaughter

Aileen White

Carol Burns

Best exhibit

Heather Coustley

 

Places to go and things to do:

 Nov 3rd-4th – Welshpool & Dist. Spring Show, Welshpool Memorial Hall

 Nov 4-5th--Australian Pelargonium & Geranium Spring Show Bellfield Community Centre

 Nov 5th --Iris Society Main Show, Mt Waverly Community Centre

 Nov 10th-11th-- Leongatha Rose Spectacular

 Nov 11th-- Alistair Clark Memorial Rose Garden, Bulla Road, Bulla

 Nov 11th-12th --Bromeliad Soc. Show-Wishart Senior Citizen’s Centre

 

Things to do in the garden in November

In the vegetable garden - Sow seed of Beans, Parsnips, Zuccini, Squash, Pumpkin and Beetroot.  Plant seedlings of Lettuce, Cabbage, Broccoli, Kale, Spring Onions, Radish, and Silverbeet. Plant more potatoes.  Apply Slug bait. Plant Tomatoes, Zuccini, Squash, Pumpkin, Egg Plant, Capsicum and Chilli. Plant successions of Beans & Sweetcorn at 21- day intervals

In the flower garden - Plant seedlings of Petunias, Impatiens, Lobelia, Alyssum, Dianthus, Lupins, Madeira Daisies, Marigolds, Candytuft and Cleome.  Most of the above are also available as potted colour. Sow seeds of a whole range of summer loving flowers such as Salvias, Petunias, Dianthus, Ageratum, Alyssum, Lobelia and Wild Flower Mix. Remove old Pansy plants and apply plenty of mulch to save water in summer

Lawns – Mow Regularly. Keep the blades high to prevent early drying of the soil underneath. Control any weeds that have appeared with a broad leaf lawn weeder. Mow regularly. Check sprinkler systems. Ants often colonise them during the winter months.

 

 

Fruit trees Keep the base of all fruit trees free of weeds. Watch for Black Aphid on Peach trees, Plum trees and Nectarines. Treat any Scale on Citrus trees. Their presence is often indicated by Sooty Mould or ants running up into the trees. Prepare nets for plums and early peaches.

Something funny to warm the Heart 

Teacher: “Animals are important to us. Now who can tell me what we get from a big brown Chicken?” “Eggs Miss”. “That’s good Jane”. “Who can tell me what we can get from a big fat pig?” “Bacon Miss”. “Well done Mary”. “Now what do we get from a big fat cow?” Johnny: “Too much flaming homework” !!
Next meeting November 27th: Bob Wilson, Department of Primary Industries— “Prohibited Weeds, How you can Help”. Christmas Lunch to follow at 12.00pm.

Flower of the month for November –Container of Roses

Trips Planned: 20th November: Mornington Botanic Gardens & Gardenworld.

As always, new members & visitors are made very welcome, so invite family and friends to come along. 

Please support our Club sponsors:

Rowes nursery, ture of peet moss and top soil. The potatoes keep the stems moist and help develop the root systems. It's a perfectly simple way to multiply your rose garden without spending lots of $$$.Landsborough Road, Warragul.  rowes@dcsi.net.au  They have a large range of plants for sale and a wealth of garden knowledge. Lots of plants for Spring/Summer planting in stock now.

 

               Drouin Home Hardware, Princes Way, Drouin. Check their hardware, plants and a big range of seedlings

 

Kurinda Roses, Warragul-Lardner Road, Warragul.  Select from their huge range of roses at reasonable prices. Potted Roses now available in flower.

 

Mattz Mowing, (Our new Sponsor), For all mowing and garden maintenance. (see web site)

 

 

DON’T FORGET NEW INFORMATION IS BEING POSTED ON OUR WEB SITE EACH MONTH

 

 

Printing of this newsletter courtesy Gary Blackwood MLA and staff, 3/24 Mason Street, Warragul. 5623 1960

 

 

Please not that the minutes of the meeting held at Rob & Heather Coustley’s will be presented at the November Meeting