September

Results of the August Competition as judged by Wendy Earwicker

Section

First

Second

Third

Flower of the month

H Coustley

H Coustley

A White

One Rose  

A White

R Hill

R Hill

One stem of another flower (not a Rose)

H Coustley

 D Dalton

 

Stem of foliage (no buds or flowers)

A White

H Coustley

A Willmott

Floral Art (in water)

A Willmott

A Willmott

A Willmott

Bulbs, Tubers, Corms, Rhizomes

A White

H Coustley

R Hill

Flowering Shrub (in flower) 1 stem

H Coustley

D Dalton

H Coustley

Container of flowers

H Coustley

D Dalton

D Dalton

Cacti, succulent or potted plant

H Coustley

A White

 

Above ground vegetable

 R Slaughter

R Slaughter

C Burns

Below ground vegetable

No Entry

 

 

Herbs (flowering, non-flowering, mixed)

H Coustley

A White

-C Burns

Fruits, Nuts

A White

H Coustley

H Coustley=A White

BEST EXHIBIT

A White

 

Novice Class: No Entries

 Good News: Thanks to all who participated in the annual auction. We raised over $1150

 Things to do and places to go

 Sat 5th/Sun6th Oct.: Ringwood Orchid Show

 Sat 12th/Sun13th Oct.: Gippsland Garden and Home Expo, Lardner Park

Sat 19th Oct.: Friends of Melbourne Botanic Gardens Plant Sale

Sat 19th Oct.: Warragul Bonsai Show

Sat 26th Oct.: Friends of Royal Botanic Garden, Cranbourne Plant Sale

 

Things to do in the garden in October

 The soil is warming up and it’s time to get those plants and seeds into the ground

In the vegetable garden - Sow seed of Snow Peas & Peas, Beans, Zuccini, Squash, Pumpkin Radish and Beetroot.  Plant seedlings of Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Spring Onions, Shallots, Tomatoes, Egg Plant, Chillies, Peppers and Silverbeet. Plant potatoes.  Apply Slug bait. Apply Mulch & fertiliser to Strawberry beds and Rhubarb

In the flower garden - Plant seedlings of Petunias, Lobelia, Alyssum, Dianthus, Lupins, Madeira Daisies, Marigolds, Candytuft and Cleome.  Most of the above are also available as potted colour. Sow seeds of wildflowers and a wide range of other seeds that will germinate in the warmer soil conditions Provide support for Sweet Peas. Apply fertiliser (Kahuna is ideal) to Camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. Use specific fertilisers with low phosphorus for Natives. Bush Tucker from Neutrog is now available.

Lawns - Apply fertiliser. Control weeds with a broad leaf lawn weeder. Mow regularly but not too low now that warmer days are here.

Fruit trees – Prune Apple Trees. Keep the base of all fruit trees free of weeds. Apply Citrus & Fruit Tree fertiliser to all fruit trees. Watch for aphids on plums, peaches & nectarines. Treat any scale that appears on citrus with white oil.

Handy hint:  Now is the time to save water by applying mulch

Next meeting:  Monday October 28th

Flower of the month: One Stem of Iris

 

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, a wealth of garden knowledge and ask about receiving their regular email newsletters.
  • Drouin Home Hardware, Princes Way, Drouin. Check their hardware, gardening products and plants.
  • Kurinda Roses, Warragul-Lardner Road, Warragul.  Select from their huge range of roses at reasonable prices.  They also have a lovely range of garden related gifts for sale in their shop.
  • Mattz Mowing and Garden Services. Lawn mowing, garden edges, hedge trimming, weed control, pruning, gutters cleaned etc.  Free quotes. Phone Matthew 0439 312 465

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

 

Garden Club newsletter August 2019

June 2019

Winners of the show bench sections in May as judged by Dawn Gough

Section

First

Second

Third

Flower of the month

Aileen White

Lorraine Barrett

Lorraine Barrett

One Rose  

Carol Burns

Aileen White

Ralph Slaughter

One stem of other flower (not a Rose)

Diane Dalton

Aileen White

Aileen White

Stem of foliage (no buds or flowers)

Aileen White

Annette Willmott

Annette Willmott

Floral Art (in water)

June Dineen

Annette Willmott

Annette Willmott

Bulbs, Tubers, Corms, Rhizomes

Robyn Hill

Aileen White

Aileen White

Flowering Shrub (in flower) 1 stem

Aileen White

Aileen White

Diane Dalton

Container of flowers

Aileen White

-

-

Cacti, succulent or potted plant

Kerry Elliott

Ralph Slaughter

= Aileen White

= Aileen White

Above ground vegetable

Carol Burns

Diane Dalton

Carol Burns

Below ground vegetable

Carol Burns

Carol Burns

-

Herbs (flowering, non-flowering, mixed)

Carol Burns

Aileen White

-

Fruits, Nuts

Aileen White

Aileen White

Aileen White

BEST EXHIBIT

Robyn Hill

 

 

A couple of changes to our show bench: 

  • A novice section for new exhibitors will be available.
  • Flowers & plants can now have the name of the exhibit displayed for the information of members. Exhibitor’s name must be placed face down in front of exhibit.

 

Today’s speaker:  Organic Gardening – myths and truths.

 

Question… What well known flower is related to apples, peaches and strawberries?  Answer below.

 

Places to go and things to do:

  • Saturday13th &  Sunday 14th July. Marybyrnong Orchids – Winter Show. 9am-4pm. Demos, trading table. $5 entry. www.mosorchids.org  Further details: 0431 580718
  • Sunday 28th July. Werribee Park Heritage Orchard. Heritage Fruit Tree Festival.  10am-3pm. Australia’s largest grafting event.  Workshops, food, activities, rare & heritage tree sales (trees from $15). Enquiries – Craig Castree 0411 720 283.

 

Things to do in the garden in July:

July is often the coldest and quietest month in the garden but there are important tasks to complete. Get rid of dead and dying shrubs and summer annuals but don’t be in a hurry to prune back the tops of shrubs like Hydrangeas until the danger of frost is past. It is also the best month to plant new bare-root trees & shrubs.

 

Flower Garden:

Continue pruning, tidying and dividing herbaceous perennials, plant seedlings of Iceland Poppy, Cineraria, Calendula, Pansies and Violas. Plant potted colour of Primulas, Alyssum, Lobelia, Primrose, Snapdragon, Pansies, Violas, Phlox and Armeria. Prune roses, clear away all dead leaves and old mulch as it will harbour fungus spores. Then spray the roses and the surrounding area with Lime Sulphur. This is the best time to check irrigation systems, Fork in Seamungus pellets and apply a dressing of lime.

Vegetable Garden

Plant Spinach, Parsley, Broad Beans, Celery. Plant seedlings of Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Onions & Leeks. Purchase seed potatoes and set up in trays in the shed or garage to sprout ready for planting in August. Plant new Rhubarb crowns. Sow seed mixture to dig in as green manure. Start planting seeds of Tomatoes in the greenhouse for an early crop.

Lawns:

Continue weed control. De-thatch and aerate as necessary. Do not apply fertiliser until mid-August.

Orchard:

Prune deciduous trees. Start with Plums, Nectarines & Peaches. Apples and Pears can be left until August. Cut out old raspberry canes and tie in place new ones.

Special Winter Job: Don’t forget to give all the garden tools a clean and sharpen ready for the busy Spring season.

Have you paid your annual fees yet?….. they are due and payable $15 per person.

 

A reminder – There will be a plant auction at our August meeting, so anything from your garden that can be potted up now will be gratefully accepted on the day.

 

If you answer the phone with ‘Hello, you’re on the air!’  Most telemarketers will quickly hang up.

 

Next meeting:  Monday, 22nd July 2019 commencing at 9.45am.  Doors open 9am for setting up.  Entries for show bench to be placed for judging prior to 9.30am.

Guest speaker:  Joy Vickas – ‘weeds’

Morning tea duty (July):  Bev Mentiplay & Carol Burns

Flower of the month (July): Three different Camellias

 

Answer to question:  A Rose.

 

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, a wealth of garden knowledge and ask about receiving their regular email newsletters.
  • Drouin Home Hardware, Princes Way, Drouin. (On the Melbourne side of Drouin) Check their hardware, gardening products and plants.
  • Kurinda Roses, Warragul-Lardner Road, Warragul.  Select from their huge range of roses at reasonable prices.  They also have a lovely range of garden related gifts for sale in their shop.
  • Mattz Mowing and Garden Services. Lawn mowing, garden edges, hedge trimming, weed control, pruning, gutters cleaned etc.  Free quotes. Phone Matthew 0439 312 465

 

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