Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Garden News May 2021


This month we had our first bus visit for quite some time as of course Covid was to blame.

People were very pleased to be able to get out and enjoy a nice garden.

We hosted 49 visitors from Forest Lake Garden Club, all who have a great morning walking around the garden.

Everyone said how much they enjoyed the garden even though the Caladiums and Amorphophallus are in their dormant phase.

All the Caladiums have been dug out of ground and as the Amorphophallus die back I am storing those in containers, both with vermiculite to keep the tubers and bulbs dry.

I sent some Amorphophallus tubers to a friend in South Australia who did me a big favour.

There was a Cordyline meeting at Buderim but unfortunately Judy had a fall and fractured a rib and did not want to sit in the car driving to the Sunshine Coast.

There was an Aroid Society meeting which we went to at Sunnybank as usual all the plants were quite expensive and we were pleased with the price we received for two plants that went for auction.

Lots of work done in the garden as usual and my main job was to improve the front lawn as this area had no grass left.

Genny Catlin rang asking if we knew anyone who could replace her shade cloth, not knowing anyone I was silly enough to say I would do it so, I ordered three x 50 metre rolls and Judy and I stitched two four-metre-wide rolls together, over 20 metres each length.

I then enlisted the help of a fellow Aroid member to help put he shade cloth up, he was 28 and I am 76, I well and truly kept up with him.

We managed to do almost all that Genny wanted with a still one 23 metre long bit to go, which I will do next month.

The main thing is that Genny was happy and I was help her out.

I have had my first Astra Zenica Covid jab with no side effects.

Some nice visitors.

 Some of May's plants.


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