- Saturday 1st May and Sunday 2nd - Bimer Bonsai Annual Show is on at the Mt Coot-tha Auditorium. Opens both days at 9.00am. There will be a fabulous display as well as plant sales, tools, books and accessories. In fact, everything you need to become a bonsai beginner. Demonstrations 10.00am and 1.00pm. Raffle $3 entry.
- If you are a Friend of the Maroochy Botanic Garden: they are celebrating 25 years of wonderful service and invite you to attend a celebration on Saturday 1st May at 3.00pm in the Kurrajong Shelter. It is BYO drinks with afternoon tea provided by caterers.
Please RSVP to [email protected] by 24th April.
Survey of Member Communications: Late answers and Results to be noted at May meeting
We are trying to improve our communication with members. To assist us in this endeavour we would appreciate you taking time to fill out this survey form and either email it back or print it out and hand it in at the next BGC meeting. This is the preferred option as it will be easier to collate hard copy responses. Please tick the box which you agree with. Thank you. Jim Hales (Newsletter editor volunteer!)
- Reports from President/ Committee ☐
- Results of monthly competitions at meetings ☐
- Summary of member and or Speakers reports ☐
- Photos of member activities ☐
- Links to the BGC Website information ☐
- Notices of events of other local garden clubs ☐
- Photos of gardens around the world ☐
- Information about gardening ☐
- General gardening news and information ☐
We are always looking for volunteers to help us with communications. Please consider if you would like to join the communication team.
Your Name (please
type in or print):_________________________
Workshop is re-scheduled for Wednesday 28th April.
Please put this in your diary.
Please put this in your diary.
Salvia Workshop –
Wednesday 24 March 2021 : 9 a.m. - 11 a.m Re-scheduled.
into post cards.
17/18th Pittsworth and Surrounds www.gardensofthedowns.com for information
17/18th Wondai 2021 Autumn Garden Expo for info go to www.wondaigardenexpo.com
24th Autumn Plants Market – Native Plants Qld. 38 Showgrounds Drive, Samford Valley Website www.npq.org.au
15/16th Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair- Pine Rivers Showground, Lawnton
16th Leafmore Winter Garden School Toowoomba
18/19/20th QGCA A Garden A-Fair Botanic Gardens Auditorium Mt Coot-tha
July 9 - 11th QLD Garden Expo, Nambour. Early Bird Tickets now on sale.
We're Back! Our first meeting in 2021 was a great, happy meeting!
By a show of hands, this expenditure was approved by the Club members. Funding is being sought for this project, and hopefully it will be finished and opened at our Garden Festival in the 2nd weekend of October 2021.
Sue Fingleton from Nambour Floral Art group demonstrated how to outline and then "fill in" a large arrangement with different textures of foliage, primary and smaller secondary flowers. This was most entertaining and enlightening, and Sue donated the arrangement for a raffle prize.
Australia day at Buderim Mt. School Oval - BGC Stall with helpers
Happy New Year! Let's hope it's a good one without any..................fear .......of virus.
Buderim Garden Festival will be held from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October 2021
BGC CHRISTMAS PARTY
Our A.G.M. was held at 2 pm on Friday 13th NovemberPresident John Lyon's Annual Report can be viewed under the heading above
Our plant stall was very successful
and equal-second prize certificates to Nev Douglas and Steve Wikman
The new BGC committee for 2021 was elected
Mike Kelly, John Sargaison and new members Marion Upston, Lynette Valentine, and Maureen Michael.
Retiring Newsletter editor Patricia James was officially thanked for her excellent collations.
Calendars were given out on friday 23rd, and the Shedders tidied the hall gardens before enjoying a social drink and chat afterwards
Old Buderim Post Office working bee
Remember, many hands make light work.
Buderim Bendigo Bank Spring Display
Many thanks to Teddy Gove, Steve and Ken Evens for the supply of some items for the Display.
We are very pleased that the Bendigo Bank is giving the BGC a $1000 donation for creating this display.
Check out the Photo competition results (under the Photos heading above)
Buderim Krauss Loco, Buderim Forest Park, Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway walk, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Yandina Historic House and museum, Mt Coolum, Big Pineapple & train, Mt Ninderry, Nambour Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre.
Below is a photo of some of the Pioneer Cottage and Buderim Garden Club members who maintain this historical treasure.
More photos can be seen under the Albums heading above.
*** New Members’ Morning Tea was held on Wednesday 12th August at the Botanic Gardens.
Cancellation of our Buderim Garden Festival
- Skydrive Transfers have organised a tour to Carnival of Flowers..
- Penny Hegarty has a number of tours available.
Old Buderim Post Office and Pioneer Cottage Garden Working Bees July 2020.
See photos in ALBUMS heading above.
See photos in ALBUMS heading above.
Buderim Garden Club Get-together 15th July 2020 at Caryll's home and garden.
Last Weekly Digest
The topic for July is... Visitors to the Garden, and Entries close June 30th.
year is a very special year for the club, as we celebrate 75 years. We
are one of the oldest garden clubs in Australia, and have submitted an
article for GCA Spring Our Gardens magazine. The
committee is busy thinking of ways to commemorate the occasion, such as a Commemorative Calendar, 75th
Anniversary book, documenting the club's history, as well as fitting
donations to other local groups, and also beautify Buderim.
Please let a committee member know of any ideas that you might have by emailing [email protected]
*** We welcome 2 new members this month, Cammie Pettiford and Sandra Montgomery.
John and Kathy Lyon have been creative in their garden. Great wheelbarrows!
Ken Evan's Patrea , and flowers of DragonFruit, Medanilla and Hippeastrum
Teddy Gove's garden
Below are Bev Schouten's camelias
*** I have added some photos from a few people's gardens above, and also under the "Cut Flower" heading above. Please send any photos of flowers (that you would have liked to enter in our monthly competition) and I’ll put them on the web.
OR, you could ask me to come round and take some photos and perhaps give me a cup of tea!.
Bev Schouten [email protected] ph: 5444 8675
Nev Douglas's stand for his flowering plants (mainly orchids) on his back porch.
*** Check out the 6th Weekly Digest on this link:
Note: This link is easiest seen from the FB Links heading above.
It is full of interesting articles and photos, such as:
Nev Douglas's comments about Softcane Dendrobiums
Eunice’s labour of love in her garden
Discussion by the Amigos of the Sebago Potato and other varieties
Laurel and Peter Asimus say “Hello” from their Toowong home
Garden photos from Lindsay Conwell, Susan Ellis, Anne and Wal Lanham, comments from Anne Gordon and Merideth Walker.
Request for gardening help from the Buderim Horse and Pony Club in the Ballinger Sporting Complex. (No horsing around, just gardening and probably earning yourself some manure).
It’s all worth a look, and has prompted me to show some photos of my garden below.
Please send me your photos and I’ll put them on the web.
Bev Schouten [email protected] ph: 5444 8675 (web manager)
Bev Schouten's garden views
Elizabeth Hales' Garden (including the Badderam Banksia)
May 2020 Photo Competition Results can be viewed under the heading PHOTOS .
On ANZAC DAY we remember our war heroes, and we pay a tribute to them
Remember to send in your Fern photos before the 30th April. Keep gardening and keep happy and healthy.
The April Photo competition results are now posted under the "Photos" heading.
Interesting garden tips 2020
When insect pests invade your plants you've got to get on to the problem right away. Colin prefers to use home-made remedies where possible because they're generally safer for the environment and more economical. However he advises, "Be careful of these solutions around children, as they should not be ingested. Don't store them in soft drink bottles and make sure you keep them out of reach of children.
Scale and Mealybugs: Make an oil preparation that suffocates them by mixing four tablespoons of dishwashing liquid into one cup of vegetable oil. Mix one part of that mixture to about twenty parts of water, put it in your sprayer and spray the affected plants.
Aphids, Caterpillars and Other Insects: Add two tablespoons of soap flakes to one litre of water and stir thoroughly until completely dissolved (this is quicker in warm water). There is no need to dilute this further, just spray it on as is.
Black Spot Fungicide: In Queensland, Black Spot's a major problem with roses, but this fungicide mixture works miracles. Add three teaspoons of bicarb soda to one litre of water. Don't get carried away with the bicarb soda because if you make it too strong, it'll cause all sorts of problems. Add a few drops of either dishwashing liquid, or fish emulsion to help the solution adhere to the leaf more effectively.
Fungicide: Mix one level teaspoon of bicarb soda into one litre of water. Add one litre of skim milk and a pinch of Condy's Crystals which you can get from a produce agent (someone that supplies to horse owners). Shake thoroughly.
Grasshopper, Caterpillar and Possum Deterrent: Mix a cup of molasses into one litre of water and spray it over new foliage.
Nematodes: Add half a litre of molasses to two litres of water and spread over one and a half square metres of affected garden area.
All-round Insecticide: Chop four large onions, two cloves of garlic, and four hot chillies. Mix them together and cover with warm, soapy water and leave it to stand overnight. Strain off that liquid and add it to five litres of water to create an all-round insecticide.
Pesticide: Crush a whole bulb of garlic and cover with vegetable oil. After two days, strain off the liquid, add a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid and use one millilitre of concentrate to one litre of water.
Herbicide: Add a cup of common salt to a litre of vinegar. After it's dissolved, brush it directly onto weeds. Remember, it's not a selective weed killer. It'll kill anything it touches so be very careful how you use it.
Predator Attractor: Predators that prey on pests are great things to have in the garden. Lacewings are particularly desirable because they consume aphids and many other pests. To encourage them into your garden, dissolve one teaspoon of a yeast based sandwich spread in water and spray it all over the plants.
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A magnificent sum $780 was raised at the February meeting ... well done
Thank you to Vonnie and Merryn for organising this.
Buderim Garden Festival
Friday 18th October to 1 pm Sunday 20th, 2019
Gardens of Buderim Book
“Gardens of Buderim” is on sale at Manawee Garden Centre and at the Old Post Office-Buderim. Price is now $10
OR, Contact John Lyon, President, Buderim Garden Club, on Email [email protected] or Mobile: 0448714561 to order copies.