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May Meeting

posted May 26, 2019, 1:03 AM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated May 26, 2019, 1:04 AM ]

May Meeting







          Zygocactus

                   Protea
                                                                                   Tuesday 21st May 2019
                                               Topic - The Eden Project
                                              Presenter - June Valentine

This month the members were intrigued and delighted to hear June Valentine tell us all about her visit to The Eden Project in Cornwall, England. The Eden Project is a tourist attraction that consists of huge Domes which house thousands of plant species from all over the world. Each enclosure emulates a natural biome so that the plants can survive and thrive. June showed us a video of the construction phase and also the structure once it was completed. She gave us a very informative talk about the history of the project as well as wowing us with amazing images from her video presentation. It's definitely a placed to see if you're visiting the U.K. Thank you very much June for a wonderful talk. It was greatly enjoyed by members.

                                                                            Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                                   Winner - Ron Lewis
                                                   Exhibit - Zygocactus
                                                   Congratulations Ron!

                                                    Popular Vote Award
                                             Winner - Rebecca Thompson
                                                      Exhibit - Protea
                                               Congratulations Rebecca!

Next month we will be treated to a talk about Salvias from Lyndi Garnett who will also be bringing some along for sale. So please join us on Tuesday 18th June at 10am.







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April Meeting

posted Apr 29, 2019, 4:10 AM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated May 14, 2019, 3:22 AM ]

April Meeting



   Orchid Zygopethum Essendon


      Madam Butterfly
                                                                                    Tuesday 16th April
                           Topic - Ryset Australia Horticulture Products
                                            Presenter - Rod Joyce

This month a big thank you goes to Rod Joyce who came to talk to us about the many and varied horticulture products from Ryset Australia. A very informative talk that was greatly appreciated by members.

                                                                   Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                          Winner - Thelma Eastaugh
                                    Exhibit  - Orchid Zygopethum Essendon
                                            Congratulations Thelma!

                                               Popular Vote Award
                                               Winner - Ron Lewis
                                            Exhibit -"Madam Butterfly"
                                               Congratulations Ron!

Next meeting June Valentine will be coming along to talk to us about The Eden Project so please join us at 10am on Tuesday 21st May.



    Frangipani from Show Bench


    from Show Bench

March Meeting

posted Mar 31, 2019, 4:05 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Mar 31, 2019, 4:06 PM ]

March Meeting



    Candelabra Lily
Brunsvigia Josephinae


     
Tuberous Begonia
           Can-Can
                                                                                 Tuesday 19th March 2019
                                                 Topic - Birds & Insects
                                                 Presenter - Ian Moodie

This month the members were treated to something a little different. Ian Moodie gave us a very humorous and amusing talk on how to attract birds to your garden, and information on the various types of birds and insects in your garden. He had the members laughing with his wonderfully entertaining presentation. The digital display had some truly amazing photos of a large variety of birds and insects and was very informative as well. Thank you very much Ian for a most enjoyable presentation.

                                                                           Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                                 Winner - Ron Lewis
                                Exhibit - Candelabra Lily "Brunsvigia Josephinae"
                                                  Congratulations Ron! 

                                                    Popular Vote Award
                                                    Winner - Ron Lewis
                                          Exhibit - Tuberous Begonia "Can-Can"     
                              Congratulations Ron for again winning both awards
                                      with two separate exhibits - Outstanding!!

Next meeting Matthew King from Ryset Australia Horticulture Products will be giving us a talk on all the latest products available and how to use them to keep your garden healthy and happy over the coming winter months, so please join us on Tuesday 16th April at 10am





            from Show Bench




            from Show Bench

February Meeting

posted Feb 26, 2019, 1:55 AM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 1:56 AM ]

February Meeting




John Presley's Garlic









Unifoliate (one-leaved)
Streptocarpus "Grandis"






                                                                                     Tuesday 19th February 2019
                                                         Topic - Garlic 
                                                  Presenter - John Presley

This month the members were extremely lucky to receive not one but two presentations! The first one was a brief and very entertaining talk by our very own garlic expert, John Presley. He had recently been to the Meeniyan Garlic Festival where he had great success selling the top quality garlic he grows, and he told us all about it in his very animated and humorous fashion. John also brought some of his natural, organic, Australian grown garlic along for the members to purchase at a reduced price. Thank you very much John - it was greatly appreciated.

                                       Topic - "At the Bottom of your Garden - A Magical & Wicked World!"
                                           Presenter - Margaret Rackham

This morning's presentation was indeed something different. Margaret delighted us with a wonderfully amusing poem set to a cheeky digital display where she told us all about poisonous plants in a fun and humorous manner. Thank you very much Margaret for alerting us to all the toxic wonders lurking in our gardens. A very unique and enjoyable talk!


                                                                      Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                               Winner - Ron Lewis
                                 Exhibit - Unifoliate Streptocarpus "Grandis"
                                               Congratulations Ron!

                                                Popular Vote Award
                                                Winner - Ron Lewis
                                                Exhibit - Begonia (potted) 
                 Congratulations Ron on winning both awards with two separate exhibits!!
                                                    Very well done!!

Next meeting we'll be talking everything "Insects" with an informative, instructive and no doubt helpful presentation by Ian Moodie - so we hope to see you at 10am on Tuesday 19th March.




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            Begonia (potted)

January Meeting

posted Jan 20, 2019, 10:08 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Jan 20, 2019, 10:09 PM ]

January Meeting


           from Show Bench


White Gardenia - winning entry






                                                                               Tuesday 15th January 2019
                                        Welcome Back Special Morning Tea
                                                     Members Q & A
                                            Hosted by Heather Armstrong

This morning our President, Heather Armstrong, hosted a "welcome back" morning tea to start the New Year off in fine style. Members were invited to talk about their gardens and discuss any issues they had regarding what they were growing in this hot weather. Questions were asked and answered with everyone joining in with some helpful hints. It was a very pleasant meeting enjoyed by all.

                                                                          Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                             Winner - Rosemary Dignam
                                              Exhibit - White Gardenia
                                              Congratulations Rosemary!

                                                   Popular Vote Award
                                               Winner - Rosemary Dignam
                                                Exhibit - White Gardenia
                              Congratulations on winning both awards Rosemary!!

Be sure to join us next meeting for a wonderful talk from Margaret Rackham entitled "At the Bottom of Your Garden...a Magical and Wicked World!" Don't miss that one! See you at 10am on Tuesday 19th February.


Pineapple Plant from Show Bench



            from Show Bench

November Meeting

posted Dec 5, 2018, 11:14 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Dec 25, 2018, 11:14 PM ]

November Meeting


Our wonderful President
    Heather Armstrong


                                                                            Tuesday 20th November 2018
                                               Annual General Meeting

This morning we had our Annual General Meeting followed by our wonderful Break-Up Party to mark the end of another fabulous year. The A.G.M. was ably conducted by our President, Heather Armstrong, with assistance from Bob Yeomans, and all of our office bearers were happy to offer their services for next year. Katherin Grelis has bowed out of the committee for 2019 due to her many other commitments and we gratefully thank her for all the terrific work she has done for us. We are very happy to welcome one of our members, Don Watts, onto our committee for next year and greatly look forward to his participation. Thank you for offering your services Don - it is very much appreciated.

                                                                                              Break-Up Party

To mark the end of 2018 we again had a splendid time at our yearly break-up party where we feasted on a large array of goodies supplied by all of the members. Thanks to everyone who came along and brought something to share. Our wonderful President, Heather Armstrong, presided over an enjoyable meeting which included a digital display of the member's beautiful exhibits during the year, a super sized raffle, and a sumptuous morning tea. There was lots of chatter and laughter and a good time was had by all.


                       We wish members a safe and happy holidays and look forward to seeing
          everyone back next year for our first meeting at 10am on Tuesday 15th January.
                                                      See you in 2019!
                   





October Meeting

posted Nov 6, 2018, 9:06 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 9:07 PM ]

October Meeting
          Lyn Sutton
           Christmas Wreath
                Sweet Peas

                                                                            Tuesday 16th October 2018
                                                  Topic - Floral Art
                                              Presenter - Lyn Sutton

One of our members, Lyn Sutton, delighted us this month with a wonderful demonstration of Floral Art. Lyn, a retired florist, had a florist shop in Mont Albert for over twenty-six years. During this presentation she created six very different exhibits, starting off with a demonstration of how to make a stunning bouquet. Then she put together a beautiful Christmas wreath, followed by four further wonderful creations. The members were captivated by Lyn's skill and artistry. There was also a fun quiz with some lovely prizes that Lyn very kindly donated. Thank you so much Lyn for sharing your time and talent with us. You have inspired many and it was greatly appreciated!



                                                                     Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                         Winner - Margaret Johnstone
                                              Exhibit - Sweet Peas
                                            Congratulations Margaret!


                                                Popular Vote Award
                                            Winner - Helen Thompson
                                                 Exhibit - Clematis
                                               Congratulations Helen!

Next month is our Annual General Meeting and Break Up Party to celebrate the end of another fabulous year, so we look forward to seeing all our members at 10am on Tuesday 20th November!

               Lyn's Bouquet

              Lyn "at work"
                  Clematis

September Meeting

posted Sep 23, 2018, 11:16 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 11:16 PM ]

September Meeting




            Helen Wagstaff




            Paeonie
                                                                              Tuesday 18th September 2018
                                                       Topic - Orchids
                                               Presenter - Helen Wagstaff

Our meeting this month was awash with colour as Helen Wagstaff gave us a wonderful talk on Orchids. Helen brought along many beautiful specimens for the members to admire, as well as being able to purchase at extremely reasonable prices. Helen shared knowledge about the history of the Orchid and gave us a very in-depth talk using a digital display of glorious photos. She told us all about this prolific and diverse plant, including where and when to grow them, potting mixes and information about pests and diseases. We thank you Helen for a fabulous presentation!

                                                                              Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                                                                          Winner - Lyn Sutton 
                                                                                     Exhibit - Paeonie (Mauve)
                                                    Congratulations Lyn!

                                                     Popular Vote Award
                                                     Winner - Lyn Sutton
                                                  Exhibit - Paeonie (Mauve)
                                                      Congratulations Lyn!

Next month our winning member from this month, Lyn Sutton, will be giving us a wonderful presentation on Floral Art - so be sure to come along and join us at 10am on Tuesday 16th October.









         from Show Bench

August Meeting

posted Aug 21, 2018, 11:56 PM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Aug 21, 2018, 11:57 PM ]

August Meeting
    Adrian Van Kampen
             Daphne
           Display Basket
                                                                        Tuesday 21st August 2018
                                             Topic - Hippeastrums
                                      Presenter - Adrian Van Kampen

The members were treated to a burst of colour this month when Adrian Van Kampen came to talk to us about Hippeastrums. Adrian's presentation included a digital slide show and as always, Adrian was very interesting and informative as he explained how to store, propogate, plant and grow bulbs. He answered many questions from the members and also brought along a large variety of bulbs and plants for the members to purchase - which they did with much enthusiasm. It was a wonderful meeting, enjoyed by all. Many thanks Adrian!


                                                                  Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                                                 Winner - Katherin Grelis
                                           Exhibit - Daphne
                                          Congratulations Katherin!

   
                                             Popular Vote Award
                                           Winner - Chris Phillips
                                         Exhibit - Basket of Flowers
                                            Congratulations Chris!

Next month we will be treated to a wonderful presentation all about Orchids by Helen Wagstaff so please come along and join us at 10am on Tuesday 18th September.

           from Show Bench
Peony - from Show Bench

July Meeting 2018

posted Jul 25, 2018, 3:35 AM by BoxHill GardenClub   [ updated Jul 25, 2018, 3:36 AM ]

July Meeting 2018
           Brian Dickenson
              Orchids
               Succulent
                                                                            Tuesday 17th July 2018
                                                   Topic - Bonsai
                                         Presenter - Brian Dickenson

Today we welcomed Brian Dickenson who delighted us with a fantastic presentation on everything Bonsai. Brian has been growing Bonsai plants for forty years and his experience was very evident in the demonstration he gave us and his wide knowledge on the subject as he answered questions from the members. Brian also brought along many Bonsai plants for sale. The beautiful miniature trees were a huge hit with the members as they are very useful for smaller gardens and easier to maintain. Thank you very much Brian for filling in at short notice. It is greatly appreciated and was very enjoyable.

                                                                    Betty Knox Award (Best Exhibit)
                                              Winner - Meng Yeap
                                               Exhibit - Orchids
                                              Congratulations Meng!

                                               Popular Vote Award
                                            Winner - Glenda Barker
                                                Exhibit - Succulent
                                             Congratulations Glenda!

Next month we look forward to a talk on Hippeastrums from Adrian Van Kampen so please come along and join us at 10am on Tuesday 21st August.

            from Show Bench
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