Sixteen members and three guests from Bogan Shire came along to Jenny Lane’s garden July 2013 Garden Club meeting.
As Dawn was away, Norma presided over the meeting and warmly welcomed everyone, especially the Bogan Shire Council staff including Development and Environmental Services manager Timothy Riley, Environmental Health and Building inspector Dean Woods and Acting Parks and Gardens supervisor Mark Jenkins.
Duck Creek Picnic Races: the horse races were called off due to rain but the social event still went ahead.
Mary Burley had approached IGA about supplying potted colour to beautify the racecourse but the plants were not on the transport, so no plants were put in. The money will be put aside for 2014 races.
Timothy Riley introduced Dean Woods and Mark Jenkins. Bogan Shire Council is seeking advice from the Nyngan Garden Club for upcoming projects that require landscaping / beautification works.
Site plans for the projects will be provided to Nyngan Garden Club for consultation on landscaping ideas.
These projects include:
Nyngan Pool: hedge along eastern side inside fence line creating a privacy barrier. These plants would probably need to go in next month.
Ambulance Station and Library: landscaping between buildings
Pangee Street opposite Caltex Service Station
Affordable Accommodation for the Aged Project
Davidson Park: needs work to improve the aesthetics including one type of path material and pathways that flow better.
Old BP service station site and the area adjacent to it (hole). Underground tanks need to be removed from the BP site.
Council has made an application for the old BP site and adjacent land with the idea to landscape the area keeping in mind the works already undertaken in the Heritage Park area to ensure continuity of design.
The addition of tables and suitable seating for travellers put forward and was discussed as being a great idea particularly for under the large trees that are already established.
Heritage Park trees will be planted very soon.
Mark Jenkins brought along a list of roses available from the Palmdale Nursery. New roses are to be purchased by Council to add to the garden bed in Davidson Park.
Garden Club members were asked to choose suitable roses for the Phillip Dutton Rose Garden. Mark will receive a monthly email from the nursery detailed plants available each month.
An RSL Rose has been release and Mark asked for suggestions for where would be best to plant these roses.
Flower Show: the Town Hall has been booked for the Flower Show on October 26.
Mary provided members with copies of the 2011 Flower Show Program. Discussion was held on having a section for Flower Arranging/Floral Art and maybe a cactus section for cactus enthusiasts.
Entries will be accepted between 9 and 11am.
Open to the public from 1pm with gold coin admission.
Lunch will be 12 to 2pm.
The lucky raffle winners today were Gai Lister and Anna Corby.
The next meeting will be held at Lesley Ryan’s garden on June 24 at 12pm.
Please bring your hat, lunch, and a chair.
Looking forward to warm sunshine, many hours of gardening and beautifying our town.
The Happy Gardener
August 26: Meeting 46 Nymagee Street
September 23: Meeting 40 Nymagee Street
October 19 to 21: Bus Trip to Griffith
October 26: Garden Club Flower Show
October 28: Meeting 39 Canonbar Street
November 25: Christmas Party at 48 Hoskins Street
December 7: Christmas Carnival and Markets