Monday, 3 February 2014

Blueskin Garden Club

by Lyn Hastie

The Blueskin Garden Club is about to meet again. In December a large group of us met at the Warrington Hall for our Christmas bring-and-share meal and garden walks. A delicious feast was enjoyed by all. Despite the rain, the evening was warm and we enjoyed wandering around the big block to visit the gardens of some of our members. Thank you to Lyne, Naomi and Sean, Anne and Mike, and Wendy and Alan for having us visit your gardens. Members all brought along contributions for the food bank for which Presbyterian Support were most grateful.

Our February meeting will see us all at the Blueskin Wholesale Nursery. Mark has offered to show us around and talk about what goes on at the 'coal face' where the nursery originally was. Thanks Mark for giving your time once again. We will have a short meeting afterwards and members are asked to bring along their own cup. Tea and coffee will be supplied by the club. Please arrive at the nursery by 6:55 pm to start on time at 7:00.

Our 'Spud in a Bag' competition, which was started last year has not been well supported this year. We thought we'd do it again as last year's entrants seemed very keen to take part and go for the $ prizes. The Blueskin Nursery have the bags and spuds on sale for $5.00. The spuds will not be available for too much longer so if you still wish to have a go then rush along and get yours. Grow it and bring along to Blueskin-on-Show Day, Sunday 13 April.

We are looking forward to Show Day again and will repeat what we did last year. Flowers, fruit and veges, eggs, pickles etc – so get growing! We will also do the very popular scarecrow-making, so save up the old clothes and bring along on the day. There will also be a Teddy Bear Competition – open to all ages (that is teddies and people). More information in next month's news.

If you would like to join the club come along on 13 February or phone Daphne 482 2428 or Lyn 482 2896. Happy gardening to you all for 2014.

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