We had a great turnout for the August meeting of the Tuross Head Floral Art and Garden Group at Kyla Hall on 5 August, including many new members who have recently joined the group.
The members were very concerned to hear that the visual, noise and traffic effects of a proposed quarry expansion close to Mayfield Garden near Oberon are very likely to deter visitors to the gardens and have a detrimental effect on the viability of the business. Mayfield Garden is a significant cool climate garden which an article in the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 October 2014 stated: 'in the world of Australian gardens, Mayfield is a rare treasure'. The members unanimously agreed that our group send our concerns to the New South Wales Planning Minister and this has been done.
Gwyn Singleton gave a demonstration of repotting phalaenopsis, cybidium and sarochilus orchids and there was discussion with several members who had brought in their own orchid plants that were showing signs of stress about what they might do to improve their growth. The bloom of the month competition was won by Colleen Pereira with a white orchid beautifully presented tied up a white satin bow.
At our next meeting at 2 p.m. at Kyla Hall on Saturday 2nd September fitness expert Nancy Casu will talk about the link between fitness and health for the over-50s with particular emphasis on the aches and pains that can result from working in the garden. Visitors are most welcome to come along. Enquiries to Gwyn Tel. 44738387.
Above: Garden club repotting August meeting 2017