The last Garden Club meeting was held in the lovely garden of Fran and Reg Wheeler and featured Barry Carpenter as the popular guest speaker. Barry was on hand to answer gardening questions patiently and knowledgably and had some helpful tips for the 25 gardeners present such as;
• A small amount of metho in a spray tank of roundup helps those hard to kill weeds like onion weed, nut grass and oxalis. Kerosene painted on also works well.
• Spraying roundup along fence lines and having them bare gives catheads and khaki weed no competition and they will take over.
• The elm beetle has arrived in NSW and is attacking all our elm trees. It is very hard to do anything about them on large trees. The trees will shoot again but the beetle will keep attacking.
• Spraying is all about timing. Gardeners must spray before the seeds set to have any luck with khaki weed and burrs and catheads.
The Garden Club are also investigating some official signage for Morris Park as the park is an important part of the town’s history. The next meeting of the club will be a garden ramble on Wednesday 20th April at 1.30pm. The ramble will begin at the Public School to look at the gardening project they have undertaken, followed by a visit to Mary Finn’s house and garden and finishing at Dianne and Terry Mooney’s hidden garden for the meeting and afternoon tea. New members are always welcome.
Contact Mary Finn 63441454 or Robyn Cleary 63443103.