Thursday, 23 October 2008

Blueskin Garden Club (column)

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From: Peter Smith <smithpjt@clear.net.nz>
Date: 2008/10/20
The Blueskin Garden Club once again held a very successful Spring
Flower Show over the weekend of September 27. We had a grand total of
651 entries which created a lot of work on the Saturday morning for
the club, but we were really impressed with the variety of plants and
the standard of all entries.

Our judges – June Craigie, Betty Dempster, Doreen Payne, Val Ransom,
Doreen Mosely, Ruth Spears, Liz Sumpter, David Sumpter, Mark Brown and
Jo Scott were also blown away with the standard this year which made
their job quite difficult. The numbers of entries from the schools –
Warrington and Waitati, and also the Warrington Playcentre were
outstanding – so much so that we had to extend their display area. So
a big thank you to all you amazing children who entered (and also to
the teachers for encouraging and helping the children).

The Trophy Winners from the show were:

Child: Ashlei Carbines

Individual Points: Daphne Henderson

Shrubs: Daphne Henderson

Floral Art: Eunice Hoogsteden

Family: Rennie-Rudland-Gifford

Prize Bloom: Gwen Heather – Rhododendron

Prize Exhibit: Lyne Carlyle

The following people also need to be thanked – first and foremost all
members of the Garden Club (and partners) for their enthusiasm, hard
work, raffle prizes (and of course their entries), all the judges, the
schools and Playcentre, Lee Hastie from the Blueskin Bay Café for
donation of vouchers for the raffle, and of course all the
participants, who without you all we would not have a Flower Show. We
look forward to an even bigger event next year – so keep planting!

Our next meeting is on Thursday 13 November at 6.30pm where we will
meet outside Murray Johnston's house on Doctors Point Road. We will
visit his garden and then go across the road to Daphne Henderson's,
and then the Sumpter's "old" garden. We will then drive up White's
Road to Liz and David Sumpters "new garden" where the view is amazing,
(and of course their garden is too)!

Please pencil in your diaries the date for our December Meeting:
Saturday 13th December, which is our Christmas "do" – a progressive
dinner in the Mt Cargill area.

We would like to thank the Waikouaiti Coast Community Board for
funding the new notice board in Warrington. It's big and there's loads
of space for heaps of notices, posters etc. The old one was very tired
and so full of drawing pin holes it was difficult to put up anything
so much appreciated.

by Lesley Smith

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