Members enjoy gardens at Fullmen Park
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’.