Monday, 22 October 2012


by Lyn Hastie
Members have been busy in their own gardens after hosting the spring flower show. Some of us recently supported the Waikouaiti Museum fundraiser historic places of interest tours. We wish the museum all the best for their fund raising. Nine of our members are off to the Maniototo area next weekend for a tour around Naseby, Ranfurly area to look at gardens and places of interest. On Saturday 10 November we will be heading for a visit to the gardens at Larnach's Castle where we will have a shared lunch. We will then travel to Hoopers Inlet to Hereweka Gardens. If you wish to join us be at the Waitati Hall to leave by 10am or meet at the castle at 10.45.

In conjunction with the Blueskin A&P Society we will be having some old fashioned competitions at the show on 13 April. There will be baking,  produce, flowers, etc to exhibit and compete for points against friends and neighbours. The big one though is the "SPUD IN A CONTAINER COMPETITION". Read on - - - You will need to go to the Blueskin Nursery to purchase your container and seed potato for $5.00 (at the end of November). Rules will be attached  as will instructions in case you need them. The spud will be put into your own garden mix, potting mix, whatever you choose and then looked after.  On 13 April you will bring along the container with spuds inside still attached to the plant. The spuds will be weighed, counted and judged. There are BIG $$$$$$ to be won and  the competition is open to all age groups. There will be two first prizes of $100.00, two second prizes of $50.00 and two third prizes of $25.00. Come on, all you local groups, schools, playcentres, etc. A great Christmas gift for $5.00 which can be turned into big dollars, can be taken home and eaten too. We hope lots of you will get in behind this and enjoy some competition amongst bay folk. We will also be having a 'make a scarecrow' activity. Save up your old clothes, shoes, etc, as we want them to be all recycled, pre-loved. Garden Club will provide the necessary stuffing, string, etc. More details in further bulletins.
If you wish to join our club please contact our President Daphne Henderson 482 2428 or Secretary 482 2896. Thank you.

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