Gar­den tri­umph for the Speeds

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Brigodoon hosts first gar­den meet­ing

THE first Le­ich­hardt Gar­den Club meet­ing was held last week in the gar­den of Bill and Gretchen Speed at their home, Brigodoon.

Vis­i­tors were taken aback by the lush­ness of the gar­den in this de­mand­ing sum­mer. Gar­den club mem­ber Dei­dre Joun­quay said the lawn was sim­ply out­stand­ing.

“Gretchen takes a re­laxed ap­proach to her gar­den­ing with many gar­den beds full of hardy and well-proven stay­ers in­ter­weav­ing around the house and sweep­ing out to a mag­nif­i­cent view of a dam full of wildlife,” Mrs Joun­quay said.

“Two large ce­ramic pots with pink man­dev­il­las flow­er­ing to per­fec­tion dom­i­nated the pa­tio area. Gretchen had mass planted zin­nias ev­ery­where and these were also putting on a lovely dis­play.”

Jan­ice Ed­monds, ac­com­pa­nied by her hus­band, Tom, were the guest speak­ers and they spoke on the care of suc­cu­lents. Jan­ice brought along many plants prop­a­gated from her own gar­den. Af­ter lunch, Jan­ice demon­strated how to build a ter­rar­ium as another di­men­sion to gar­den­ing with suc­cu­lents.

The next gar­den day will be on Wed­nes­day, April 5, in the gar­den of John and Mary Atkins at Spion Kop, Ta­room. Julie Mur­ray from Moor­lands Bush Nurs­ery, Roma, will be the guest speaker.

Bat­tlers ready for Lind­say Wil­liams

THE Ta­room Wan­doan Bat­tlers had their fi­nal train­ing ses­sion yes­ter­day in prepa­ra­tion for the an­nual Lind­say Wil­liams Shield be­ing played to­mor­row at Wan­doan.

The Bat­tlers will take on the Tara Pan­thers at 4pm, while the Jandowae Fish­hooks will play Roma Cities im­me­di­ately af­ter­wards. The win­ners from the two games will then meet in the fi­nal where they will play for the Lind­say Wil­liams Shield.

If you can’t make the ac­tion in Wan­doan, make sure you like the Ta­room Wan­doan Bat­tlers Face­book page for live up­dates through­out the evening.

Show­girl lunch

TICK­ETS go on sale next Tues­day, March 14, for the an­nual Ta­room Miss Show­girl Lun­cheon. This year the guest speaker will be Claire Dunne, the cre­ator and ed­i­tor of the pop­u­lar mag­a­zine Graz­i­her.

Tick­ets are $45 each which in­cludes ad­mis­sion and a two-course lunch, and they can be bought from the Ta­room Phar­macy which is the ma­jor spon­sor.

The lun­cheon will be held on Satur­day, April 8, at the Phipps Com­plex at the Ta­room Show­grounds. As well as the in­tro­duc­tion of this year’s Show­girls and youth am­bas­sadors, there will also be a cre­ative seg­ment for which you are ad­vised to bring an apron or old work shirt.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Ta­room Face­book page or drop into the Ta­room Phar­macy.

Michelle Phipps and Kim Kele­her take a look at the Brigodoon gar­den.

Gar­den club mem­bers Terri Boyce, Ann McIn­tyre and Roz Wil­liams.

Mar­garet Speed and Pam Som­mer­set catch up at Brigodoon. PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

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