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The Oxhill News

February 2013

This months News



Garden Club

A happy New Year to all gardeners!

Dates for the diary :

February 21st The Wonderful World of Sweet Peas with Rev John Carrier

March 21st AGM at 7pm with re-election of committee and chairman and cheese and wine

April 18th Down the Garden Path with Adrian Jones


Keep snapping for the photographic competition – Summer Flowers or Winter in the Garden, usual rules apply

Bring a single stem flower for the monthly competition (pot plant in January) 

Ann Saxton

Our speaker this month, Tony Cleary, spoke quite enthusiastically on making your own alpine troughs from hypertufa – a material made from a combination of 3 parts sand and cement mortar and 1 part peat or organic equivalent mixed with water to produce a sticky bonding mixture which is then pressed onto a Belfast sink or a container made up from firm boxes.  This material hardens and is very robust and will last for many, many years.  He advised how to layer the containers (eg compost, grit etc) and suggested many alpine plants that could be used to decorate the containers.  He advised that these troughs be prepared now in readiness for summer blooming, so off we should all trot to the DIY centres for all our needs.

Next month’s speaker will be the Rev John Carrier on “The wonderful world of sweet peas” and don’t forget March’s AGM where not only do we indulge in wine, cheese and biscuits but at the same time would very much welcome any suggested names or volunteers to form our new Committee for the coming year.  Please, think this through as a Committee is the only means of keeping the Club running and new blood brings new ideas.

Sue Hedley

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