The Parkes Garden Club held its March meeting in the garden of Colin and Maureen Miller.
Maureen told us how her garden has evolved to the beautiful show garden it is today. She has established the front garden over approximately four years with an eclectic display of mainly natives, flowering perennials and lots of salvias.
Maureen has focussed on getting some shade trees established in her back garden together with some fruiting varieties including lemon, olive and an orange tree.
Colin told members about his absorbing hobby and amazing collection of model trains complete with tracks, stations and miniature scenery set-up.
One of our members, Del Baxter celebrated his birthday during March so we took the opportunity to sing to him and shared a birthday cake with him and Kath.
Future club meetings are on hold due to the current circumstances, but once restrictions are lifted, we will be in touch with all members to advise when and where our meetings will start again.
It is a good time to think about sowing some veggies for your family’s use, especially after the wonderful rain and before it gets too cold. Some easy to grow suggestions for winter eating are spring onions, celery, spinach, silverbeet and herbs.
On behalf of all our Garden Club members, I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the local and wider Australian doctors, nurses, medical staff and researchers who are working so hard to see us all safely through this most critical time. We are so appreciative of your work.
By Heather Harvey