Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News : 2018-12-01

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Gardening Galston Garden Club By Kim Peterson N the trading table & cuttings of geraniums, salvia & impatiens niamniamen­sis (you’ll have to come along to find out what this is-not your ordinary impatien!) as well as the plants we have each month to raffle, the hall looked beautiful. After the formalitie­s of the general meeting were done & the 2019 Executive nominated prior to the AGM in February 2019, our final General meeting was a Q & A night with Judy Horton (our Patron), Bill Fleming & Pam Watson fielding the many questions members had about their gardens & plants. The questions ranged from plants not doing what they should, weeds invading, what were the best fertiliser­s to use on a variety of plants, what to do with suckering shrubs & trees, when to prune various shrubs, roses & flowers to what plant is that growing in my garden! As well as many others, at times serious & other times hilarious our three panellists did a wonderful job & members gained valuable knowledge & skills. So on that note, we wish you all a Merry Christmas, Garden Club Meetings resume on the 13th February 2019 with a General Meeting & AGM. ine wonderful gardens, 3 beautiful days, many friendly faces & 100’s of visitors, our garden owners did a magnificen­t job of presenting their gardens. Through the difficulti­es of drought for months prior to the Open Gardens Weekend, then torrential rain the week before & threat of more torrential rain on the Sunday - which thankfully didn’t happen while the gardens were open! Nothing dampened the spirit of the weekend. Our Open Gardens weekend was again very successful with garden owners & Galston Garden Club members going that extra mile to make the visits enjoyable for all who attended. A huge thanks goes to the Open Gardens committee & to the garden owners who not only open their gardens but who work very hard to present them so beautifull­y and then are so willing to pass on their knowledge, experience­s & to talk about their gardens. This year over $30,000 was raised and will be distribute­d to the various charities selected by the garden owners & the Open Gardens Committee. A change is as good as a holiday & with the Galston Community Centre under maintenanc­e our November meeting was moved to the Arcadia Community hall and it looked a treat. There were flowers & plants everywhere, Epiphyllum on the Social committee table, hydrangeas & camellias on the Executive table, lots of plants for sale on Our trading table Q & A panel L-R Bill Fleming, Judy Horton Pam Watson & who do so much work behind Our wonderful social committee to organise our social outings the scenes & do so much Garden Club meets on the 2nd Weds of the month at the Galston Community Centre 37 Arcadia Rd., Galston 8.00pm, new members & visitors are warmly welcomed. For other informatio­n, visit our website: www.galstongar­denclub. Our welcomer/membership secretary with clu members as they come in Katrina, Leon & staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe & Healthy New Year. Langlands Thanks for your support throughout 2018. Family Business Ready to Help You Quality Bulk Landscape & Building Materials Sands, Soils, Gravel, Metal, Mulches, Fertiliser­s 9651 2102 Leon & Katrina Milne Open 6 Days Mobile: 0416 175 466 Email: 474 Galston Road, Dural 2158 Follow us on­s Galston Community News | December 2018 51

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