Friday, 23 November 2012


by Lyn Hastie
Blueskin Garden Club members recently spent a day on the Otago Peninsula. We travelled to Larnach's Castle where we did a tour of the expansive and beautiful gardens. The place was busy with tourists and locals, and we all agreed it is a wonderful asset to Dunedin. After a shared lunch we travelled down to Hoopers Inlet where we visited Hereweka Gardens. A huge garden, well laid out with rhododendrons, blossoms, trees and beautiful flowers. We had a guided tour and enjoyed looking out to the wonderful coastline and the sights of Portobello and surrounds. A trip down the bay would not have been complete without a trip to the Broad Bay China Shop.
December will see us all join for a progressive dinner at the homes of members who live in the Mount Cargill area. If you haven't been phoned re this then let me know -- 15 December at 6:00pm is the date and time.
'Spud in a container' competition: this will be judged at the Blueskin A&P clearing sale/show day on 13 April 2013. Spuds are available to purchase at the Blueskin Nursery for $5.00. Turn your spud-growing skills into money (see poster). A great idea for friends, neighbours, children, grandchildren -- you name it, we can all get into it and compete amongst each other. Good luck to you all. We will also be having fruit, vege and flower competitions and scarecrow-making. More details to follow next year.

Wishing you all a happy Christmas holiday and good gardening. Details 482 2896.

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