The cool nights and lovely clear days of July make it a pleasure to spend time in the fresh air and in our gardens, even with the occasional winter westerly wind. However, on a brighter note, the days will start to get longer.
Flowers in Bloom
Some of the garden is now dormant or slow growing with the coolness. However Camellias, Japonicas and the Snow Flakes are in full bloom to name a few. I must admit that when driving around there are many homes with at least one Snow Flake showing a beautiful blanket of white flowers.
Indoor Plant Care
Indoor plants can rapidly become dry in heated rooms. Do the ‘finger’ test to check if your pot plants require watering. If the soil is moist – don’t water. When watering is necessary, it is best to water in the morning so as the plants can absorb the moisture before the sun sets.
Last month we enjoyed an afternoon of friendship as Ann Kitching opened her garden. What a pleasing afternoon with a lovely afternoon tea and lots of chatting.
This month the Forest Lake Area Garden Group will have a bus trip to The Eumundi Markets and Stringybark Cottage. As you are aware the markets have a wide diversity of products as well as many gardening products and flowers.
This month’s guest speaker will be Greg Daniels who will be discussing the many varieties of succulents. Why not come along and share the morning and a cuppa with us? There are free plants available as well as many flowers, foliage and vegetables on display on our Bench.
Time: 9.30am for 10am start
Venue: National Servicemen’s Association Hall, 907 Boundary Road, Wacol
Contact: John Prout 0419 634 699 or Jill Lowe 0403 002 143