I’m sorry for the delay in uploading these photos but we just haven’t been in the right location to do so. I hope i don’t get ‘canned’ for my pathetic excuse, but I’m sure you will enjoy the photos courtesy of James McEwan.
Our speakers for the meeting next Monday at the Warburton Golf Club, will be speaking on weed identification and control of weeds in this area. You are invited to bring along any weed samples that you may want help in identifying. Especially if you can combine this with a photo of the weed in situ. This identification process could be the most valuable part of the presentation.
So get out in the garden and dig up you most vexing weeds (if they are surviving the drought) and bring them along.
PS Bring a neighbour that has made positive comments about your garden. They just may like to be a part of our club.
I have finally caught up with the people involved in the Martyr Road and Waterloo Avenue house fires and presented to them their cheques.
The first photo relates to Janine and John Thompson-Stokell, (Waterloo Ave), and the other is of Nina Hellicare, (Martyr Road).
Each family received $1200 towards their endeavour to get their lives back on track. We wish them all the best and let them know that the club is proud to have helped in their time of need.
With the payment of these cheques the Club has donated just on $14,500 to worthy recipients since 2010.
I’m sorry everybody. I had this post done the day after the party but for some reason it never actually arrived at the website. My apologies. Enjoy reliving the moments of frivolity.
If anyone has pictures of the garden show, send them in so I can include them in the site. Thanks.
At Yarra Valley ECOSS
We are extremely grateful for the garden club’s ongoing support of ECOSS, and would be delighted at your attendance!
Please see attached your Official Invitation, and below Program of Events. We hope that you will bring along your friends and family to enjoy the Opening Ceremony and join in our Autumn Harvest Family Bush Dance!
711 Old Warburton Road Wesburn
The April Meeting was our Autumn Flower Show. Here are a few photos of the displays.
Our scheduled speaker for this months meeting, Tracy Sidwell from Bale Grow was unable to attend.
After much ado the club was delighted to listen to our club member Valda Street who gave a wonderful talk on the historic Lovers Walk in Warburton. This walk is at the entry to Warburton at the back of the old Tea Rooms just after the first bridge into Warburton on your left.
Valda discovered this walk nearly 30 years ago while taking 4 local children for walks along the river. They then began to unearth hidden stone walls and seats and started to clear the area. Today this area comes under the management of the River Frontage Committee of which Valda is a member. A few years ago Landscape Architect Andrew Laidlow was commissioned to draw up plans for restoration of the walk but due to the huge expense involved these plans were shelved. With Valda’s perseverance she has convinced the committee to start the restoration and just last week work was begun on the stone walls and seats.
Thank you to Valda for a wonderful talk on part of the history of Warburton.
President Kevin Hince gave a short talk and slide show on Straw Bale Gardening. The type of straw used is important! To begin, position your bale in line with the ties still in place to keep it firm, wet and fertilise thoroughly for a couple of months inserting stakes with wire if a trellis is required. Put a good quality planting mix into holes and sow seeds of your choice! This will break down after a while and will be a good mulch for your garden.
Here’s a link on How to Build a Straw Bale Garden by Modern Farmer.