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

September 2017

Results of August show bench

 

Section

First

Second

Third

Flower of the month

Heather Coustley

Lorraine Barrett

Carol Burns

One Rose

 

 

 

One stem of other flower (not a Rose)

Heather Coustley

Carol Burns

Aileen White

Stem of foliage (No flowers or buds)

Aileen White

Aileen White

Ralph Slaughter

Floral arrangement

Heather Coustley

Aileen White

Jan Swan

Tubers, Corms, Bulbs, Rhizomes

Aileen White

S Hall

Aileen White

Flowering shrub (in flower) One stem

Marie Woolan

Aileen White

Robin Hill

Container of flowers

Heather Coustley

 

 

Cacti, succulent, potted plant

Michelle Harrop

Ralph Slaughter

Heather Coustley

Above ground vegetable

Carol Burns

Heather Coustley

Ralph Slaughter

Below ground vegetable

Carol Burns

 

 

Herbs (flowering, non-flowering, mixed)

Carol Burns

Ralph Slaughter

 

Fruits & Nuts

Aileen White

Carol Burns

Ralph Slaughter

Best exhibit

Heather Coustley

 

Places to go and things to do:

 

--Thurs. 14th: September to Tuesday 10th October, Tessalaar Tulip Festival.

--Sept. 30th-Oct.1st: Maroondah Orchid Soc. Spring Show, Community School Hall, 21 Stevens Road VERMONT.

--Oct. 10th: Victorian Iris Society, Early Show, Jean McHendry Neighbourhood Centre, Melrose Street N. Melbourne.

Oct. 14th/15th: Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne Spring Sale.

Oct. 14/15th Gippsland Garden Expo, Lardner Park.

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

 

Things to do in the garden in October

In the vegetable garden - Sow seed of Snow Peas & Peas, Beans, Parsnips, Zuccini, Squash, Pumpkin and Beetroot.  Plant seedlings of Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Onions, Shallots, Radish and Silverbeet. Plant potatoes.  Apply Slug bait. Plant Tomatoes, Zuccini, Squash, Pumpkin, Egg Plant and Chilli now the danger of frost is past.

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. Provide support for Sweet Peas. Sow seeds of a whole range of summer loving flowers such as Salvias, Petunias, Dianthus, Ageratum, Alyssum, Lobelia and Wild Flower Mix.

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. Apply Citrus & Fruit Tree fertiliser to all fruit trees if not completed during September. Watch for Black Aphid on Peach trees, Plum trees and Nectarines.

Something funny to warm the Heart I asked my daughter if she’d seen my newspaper. She told me that newspapers are old school. She said that people use tablets nowadays and handed me her iPad. The fly didn’t stand a chance.

 
Next meeting:  Monday23rd October commencing 9.45am Meeting at Drouin Home Timber & Hardware (doors open 9am for competition as usual)

Flower of the month for October: One Stem of Iris

Trips Planned: October 19th Melton Native Botanic Gardens. 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 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. Huge range of bare-root roses now available. Closed for month of September, Potted Roses available from October 1st.

 

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

 

August 2017

Results of July show bench

 

Section

First

Second

Third

Flower of the month

Aileen White

Aileen White

Heather Coustley

One Rose

Aileen White

Aileen White

Ralph Slaughter

One stem of other flower (not a Rose)

Carol Burns

Aileen White

Judy Butler

Stem of foliage (No flowers or buds)

Heather Coustley

Heather Coustley

Judy Butler

Floral arrangement

Heather Coustley

Judy Butler

Judy Butler=Carol Burns

Tubers, Corms, Bulbs, Rhizomes

Aileen White

Aileen White

Judy Butler

Flowering shrub (in flower) One stem

Aileen White

Ralph Slaughter

Heather Coustley

Container of flowers

Heather Coustley

Judy Butler

Robin Hill

Cacti, succulent, potted plant

Aileen White

Heather Coustley

Ralph Slaughter=Aileen White

Above ground vegetable

Ralph Slaughter

Carol Burns

Judy Butler

Below ground vegetable

Judy Butler

Judy Butler

 

Herbs (flowering, non-flowering, mixed)

Ralph Slaughter

 

 

Fruits & Nuts

Carol Burns

Judy Butler

Carol Burns

Best exhibit

Carol Burns

 

Places to go and things to do:

 

--Sat. 1st- 3rd September: Leongatha Daffodil and Floral Show-one of the best Spring Shows in the country.

--Sat. 2nd September: Open Day at Ripplebrook Gardens,10am-2.00pm. Address, 2130 Westernport Road, Ripplebrook.

--Sat 16th September: S Gippsland Annual Conference. (programme is on Web Site)

--Thurs. 14th September to Tuesday 10th October, Tessalaar Tulip Festival.

Tues. 12th September, Woodworking Wonders Expo hosted by Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Road, Wandin Yallock.

 

Things to do in the garden in September

In the vegetable garden - Sow seed of Snow Peas & Peas, Beans, and Beetroot.  Plant seedlings of Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Onions, Shallots, Radish and Silverbeet. Plant potatoes.  Apply Slug bait. Plant Tomatoes after the danger of frost is past. Apply Mulch & fertiliser to Strawberry beds and Rhubarb

In the flower garden - Plant seedlings of Pansies, Violas, Lobelia, Alyssum, Dianthus, Lupins, Madeira Daisies, Marigolds, Candytuft and Cleome.  Most of the above are also available as potted colour. Provide support for Sweet Peas. Plant seedlings of Dianthus, Petunias and the whole range of summer flowers that become available this month. Apply fertiliser to Camellias. Use specific fertilisers with low phosphorus for Natives. “Bush Tucker” from Neutrog is now available and is specific for natives.

 

Lawns - Apply fertiliser. Control weeds with a broad leaf lawn weeder. Mow regularly. Check sprinkler systems. Ants often colonise them during the winter months.

Fruit trees – Prune Apple Trees. Keep the base of all fruit trees free of weeds. Spray Nectarines and Peaches for “Curly Leaf” just before flowering. Apply Citrus & Fruit Tree fertiliser to all fruit trees. Watch for Black Aphid on Peach trees, Plum trees and Nectarines.

Something funny to warm the heart:  A Neurotic is a person who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the person who lives in it. A Psychiatrist is the one who collects the rent.

A man walks into a law firm and says to a lawyer “If I give you $300 an hour to answer two important legal problems, will you help me?” The Lawyer says “Sure, what’s the other question?”.

Next meeting:  Monday25th September commencing 9.45am Meeting at the home of Heather & Rob Coustley, 4 Arnup Crescent Drouin. (doors open 9am for competition as usual)

 

Flower of the month for September: Magnolia, Lilac or Rhododendron  

Trips Planned: October 19th Melton Native Botanic Gardens. 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 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. Huge range of bare-root roses now available. Closed for month of September, Potted Roses available from October 1st.
  •  
  • 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