A full muster of O¯ruru gar­den­ers

The Northland Age - - Local News -

A warm day greeted a full muster of O¯ ruru Gar­den Club mem­bers for this month’s meet­ing, hosted by Pat and Vince Len­dich.

President Mar­garet Foster of­fered a spe­cial wel­come to a vis­i­tor, Mer­cia Barton, who once lived in the area and knew some of the mem­bers.

The dec­o­ra­tive com­pe­ti­tion was a va­ri­ety of flow­ers in a con­tainer, which had to be up to seven inches tall and seven inches wide. Last month the judge had threat­ened to use her trusty tape mea­sure, but ev­ery en­try com­plied.

The other com­pe­ti­tions were well sup­ported. Mar­garet thanked those re­spon­si­ble, and urged them to keep up the good work.

The birthday girl was Ros­alie Hills, who was pleased with her gift of cov­ered coat hang­ers and a bag of soaps and other good­ies.

Auc­tion­eer Yvonne Anderson and her elf Pat had a va­ri­ety of goods for mem­bers to ne­go­ti­ate for, in­clud­ing a lot of cit­rus fruit, some home-made jams, and a strange plant called Bud­dha’s fin­gers, which Mar­garet sus­pected would make quite a talk­ing point, although it seemed to be a $2 bar­gain day.

The com­pe­ti­tion, taken from the Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion web­site, was won by Tui Gar­diner after a card draw was used to re­solve a tie. Her re­ward was a photo frame, a ‘to do’ list pad and match­ing pen.

Mar­garet also col­lected a frame and note pad cour­tesy of win­ning the raf­fle (again).

The meet­ing was gate­crashed at one point by one of Pat’s chooks, the gen­eral the­ory be­ing that it was check­ing to see if af­ter­noon tea had been served, which it was, fea­tur­ing Lynn Hill’s gin­ger jumble loaf and Ar­me­nian nut­meg cake, Ros­alie Hills’ moist or­ange cake, and other con­tri­bu­tions from sa­vories to crack­ers and dips. The lucky cup and mug were won by May Cross and Yvonne Anderson, each re­ceiv­ing towel and face cloth sets.

Lynn Hill will host the Au­gust meet­ing, dec­o­ra­tive an­other chal­lenge (Re­flec­tions), which must be stand­ing on or in front of a mir­ror, roll call flow­er­ing bulbs.

Plans are also in hand for a visit to Kerik­eri next month, for lunch at Red­woods.

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