From its beginning more than 70 years ago, Mosman Home Gardeners’ Society has adapted to the changes in gardening and lifestyles. With almost half of Mosman’s residents now living in townhouses, apartments and flats you don’t have to have a garden to belong to our club. A shared love of gardens and gardening is what brings us together.
New members, visitors and guests are welcome.
Tony Matson of ‘Cut Above Tools’ was our guest presenter at the September 2017 meeting. Tony showed us his range of tools and sharpeners and advised us that to clean garden pruners and secateurs we should use a mixture of 70% methylated spirits and 30% water in a spray bottle. Alternatively we could use the cleaner form of WD40 or a mixture of 10% bleach and 90% water. We should lubricate the moving parts of the equipment with a fine oil such as a sewing machine oil. We should then store our equipment in a dry place.
SILENT AUCTION- A reminder that the September meeting is the time to give to Louise Scambler (on the reception desk) your expression of interest in an envelope should you wish to bid for the lovely painting of Balmoral by Bettye Randall.
Looking forward to seeing you all at our next meeting!
Our Spring ramble took us to Wyong Road, a north facing road with a range of different plantings. We started the walk with a visit to the end of Ryries Parade to view the work done by Bud Coffey and the residents of that road in creating a delightful copse of greenery at the end of their road. The spring colours we identified on this walk were as follows:
Red: Hibiscus, Pohutukowa (Metrosideros – NZ Christmas bush), Alternanthera, Grevillea
Pink: Geranium, Azalea, Aloe, Bougainvillea, Alstoemeria (Peruvian Lily)
Mauve: Tulbaghia violacea (Society garlic), Wisteria sinensis
Cream: Viburnum odoratissimum,
Yellow: Gazania, Anigozanthus (Kangaroo Paw), Daisy
White: Mandevilla, Spiraea (May), Osteospermum (African Daisy), Diosma (Coleonema pulchrum), Rhaphiolepsis (Indian Hawthorn), Honeysuckle