News from Oberon Garden Club: October 2018

BEAUTIFUL: The plant of the month for October is the Camellia.
BEAUTIFUL: The plant of the month for October is the Camellia.

OBERON Garden Club's meeting last month provided lots of interest for members.

Julie Huie has been working on our club logo and after much discussion we are now closer to a final decision. The OGY was won by Nancy with some delicate Pieris blooms.

Julie Huie brought along a slab of barley sprouts to show us what she has been feeding the sheep during these dry times. It is a fascinating process, carried out in a large shed with controlled temperature and artificial light.

Hope the sheep appreciate all the effort! It certainly looked appetising. Ros Brown was the lucky winner of the raffle.

The daffodils have been beautiful, with many of the earlier ones now finished and only the later ones to come. To guarantee a good show next season, don't forget to fertilise your bulbs as they start to die down.

The plant of the month for October is the Camellia. Some members  have trouble growing this lovely plant, while others have great success. Come and share your hints on how to produce beautiful blooms in our somewhat harsh, frosty climate.

At the conclusion of the meeting, members were invited to visit the garden of Jan and Charles Hazelwood. It was a most enjoyable ramble - always interesting to see what others do and share ideas.

This month you are invited to wander around Nancy Brown's garden at 29 Balfour Street. More and more plants are flowering and many of the trees are showing leaves, so there should be something to see.

Gather at the Uniting Church Hall from 9.15am on Monday, October 15 for a meeting and morning tea, followed by the garden ramble. Donations of morning tea are much appreciated. New members are always welcome, so just turn up.