Mem­bers en­joy gar­dens at Full­men Park

Euroa Gazette - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - By GLENDA MILLER

MEM­BERS of the Euroa Gar­den Club trav­elled along the Long­wood-Ruffy Road for the Septem­ber meet­ing, the venue be­ing Full­men Park.

The weather was not kind to us on this day but on ar­rival our hosts, Brian and Paula Gurry made us most wel­come.

The monthly flower com­pe­ti­tion win­ners in­clude:

Spec­i­men Cut or Bloom - Beryl Har­ris,

Three Camel­lias Staged Singly – Deb El­lis

Up to six Bulbs in Bloom – Deb El­lis

Pres­i­dent Deb re­minded mem­bers of the Gar­den Club Bus Trip on Fri­day, Novem­ber 10 de­part­ing Euroa Court House at 9am. Cost is $30.

Please book and pay Glenda Phone 57 952131.

On this trip we will be vis­it­ing a large coun­try gar­den at Hilldene, a quirky gar­den with nurs­ery at Broad­ford and Silkie Rose Gar­den at Kil­more.

Our host Paula greeted us as we sat un­der the large ve­randa of their stun­ning prop­erty, as this was an ideal place to keep us dry from the per­sis­tent show­ers that hung around.

Paula went on to give us some his­tory of their fam­ily and how they even­tu­ally came to live in the coun­try.

She ex­plained that she had been a city girl all her life there­fore this was a chal­lenge to her life­style.

Brian was keen to buy some land in the coun­try area.

The prop­erty that they set­tled on in the year 2000 was part of “Killeen”, which was mainly a sheep farm at that time.

The small house that was there was ideal for their trav­el­ling back and forth at week­ends.

Grad­u­ally they both warmed to the coun­try way of life, so in 2004 they car­ried out ex­ten­sions to the orig­i­nal house.

In 2007 they de­cided that coun­try life was too good to miss out on, so full time liv­ing in the coun­try be­gan in earnest trav­el­ling back and forth to Mel­bourne less fre­quently as the weeks and months passed by.

The gar­den was then land­scaped cre­at­ing many ex­quis­ite and spe­cial fea­tures through­out to which the mem­bers wit­nessed for them­selves.

Ev­ery part of the gar­den had breath­tak­ing scenic views across the coun­try side.

We thank Paula and Brian for al­low­ing us to see their prop­erty. The gar­den club have been in­vited back again in a few months’ time when the flow­ers are in full bloom and the weather hope­fully will be more kind.

Next meet­ing – Oc­to­ber 20 at Beryl and Neville Har­ris, 30 Gobur Street.

Don’t for­get the Oc­to­ber meet­ing is Rose Cup Day.

The flow­ers for Oc­to­ber are – Marigold and Cos­mos.

Marigolds are of­ten given as a sign of warm or fierce undy­ing love or as, a way of say­ing that you’re con­tented to be with the re­cip­i­ent.

Cos­mos is a sym­bol of or­der, peace and serenity. The Cos­mos at­tracts birds, bees and but­ter­flies to your gar­den.

WIN­TRY WON­DER: Mar­garet Maw­son, Joyce Hollingsworth, Mar­garet Ely and Bev­erly Jung­wirth rug up and en­joy the breath­tak­ing scenic views across the coun­try side at ‘Full­men Park’. IN­SET: Brian and Paula Gurry wel­comed the Euroa Gar­den Club to their prop­erty ‘Full­men Park’.

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