Thursday, 23 August 2012

Blueskin Garden Club

By Lyn Hastie
Blueskin Garden Club members met recently at the Blueskin Cafe. Over coffee, tea and cake Mark Brown and David Sumpter explained how to categorise rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias etc for our spring flower show.
Questions were answered on how to grow and care for the plants. We all came away feeling very much enlightened on the subject.
The plants enjoy a feed of 1dsp of Epsom salts and a handful of dried blood; they also like pine needles. Thanks Mark and Dave for an interesting evening.
Our Spring Flower Show will be held on the weekend of the 22 and 23 September. See our schedule for further info. We look forward to seeing lots of exhibits from the Blueskin Playcentre, Waitati School, Warrington Playcentre and Warrington School.
We have included some different sections for the children to take part in and hope that some of them will bring along their manual creations for us all to see.
The last weekend of September there is a trip to Lawrence planned to see the daffodils and also the national daffodil show at the Edgar Centre.
In October some members are off to the Maniototo to look at gardens and places of interest. We are also planning to support the Blueskin A&P Society at their show in 2013. Some ideas are spud in a bucket, heaviest pumpkin, make your own scarecrow on the day, vege basket, produce and baking. Watch out for more info as it comes to hand.
Next year our club will be celebrating 20 years. We are a busy group and are out and about and all over the place. If you would like to join us and get to know some of the locals (you don't need to be a gardener), feel free to contact one of our members or come along to join us at the Flower Show.
Contact: Lyn Hastie, 482 2896, Lyne Carlyle 482 2822,Daphne Henderson 482 2428.

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