Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Garden Club News

- Dawn Viljoen -

Indigenous herbs and their uses
The Garden Club’s October meeting will be at Malachite Nursery at 15h00 on the afternoon of Wednesday, 7 October. Owner, Carol Tissiman, will talk about indigenous plants and herbs and their various culinary, medicinal and household uses. A scrumptious tea will form part of Carol’s demonstration.

As usual, members pay R5 and guests, R10. Everyone is welcome to join us, whether you are an armchair gardener or someone who takes gardening a lot more seriously. Please bring along a folding chair and a mug for tea. Access is through the nursery entrance at the left of the property, which is wheelchair friendly. Carol has kindly donated a plant for the Club’s monthly lucky draw.

Our September meeting
Peter Rissik’s private clivia nursery was the venue of the Garden Club’s September meeting. Peter, who has grown clivias for many years, demonstrated their propagation and cultivation in an entertaining and easy manner to the nineteen Club members and visitors. After a tour of his garden, filled with hidden delights, he presented everyone with a clivia in a pot.

Refreshments in Sue Goosen’s garden included a plant sale to raise funds for the Garden Club and the launch of the Club’s Arbour Month raffle. Sandy Bower won the lucky draw - an attractive collection of lavender plants donated by Lorna Verran.

If you would like to learn more about the Garden Club and its activities, call Sue Goosen on 023 5411-558 or Dawn Viljoen on 023 5411-832

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