Saturday, 7 July 2018

Friday Forum Summer Show July 2018



Summer Show
Our gardens may be suffering from the worst drought since 1976, but Friday Forum still produced the most entries (52) from the most exhibitors (19) since the introduction of our shows.  As always, judges Tony Booth and Graham Wheatley were encouraging and full of constructive criticism.  Our thanks go to them and also to show secretary Dorothy.   Well done everyone!


 CLASS 1          One bloom HT Rose.  First Prize - Brenda
CLASS 2          One Stem Floribunda Rose
 
CLASS 3          One Stem any other Rose
CLASS 4          One vase Sweet Peas
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 Class 5 One vase Pinks.  First Prize - Dorothy



 CLASS 6          One vase cut flowers, judged for frontal effect
 First Prize - Sue G.  This arrangement includes Campanula lactiflora Pritchards variety, Eryngium x zabelli Forncett Ultra, Veronica longifolia Charlotte, Eryngium bourgatti, Galega x hartlandii Alba, Astilbe, Diascia personata



CLASS 7          One pot plant

 Take Five Flowers.  First Prize - Judith


CLASS 8          Flower Arranging – ‘Take Five Flowers’






CLASS 9          Exhibit of Fruit or Vegetable.  This was a new category and attracted many entries



Display Table
Sue G’s Rodgersia Bronze Peacock
 Gerry’s Phygelius

 Judith’s attractive display includes arum maculatum, Matricaria (Feverfew). Poppy heads, Euphorbia lathyris and polychroma, Fennel, Rue, Eryngium bougatti, Crepis incana, Lychnis Gardeners World, Allium sphaerocephalon, the annual Persicaria orientalis, the white Allium multibulbosum and Galega

Gardening Matters
An interesting article plus a competition to enter https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/best-gardens-uk/balanced-garden/









Notice Board
You may still have time to visit Horsforth's Walk of Art (with gardens) https://horsforth-woa.org/
Please support Norma's Coffee Morning on 21st July 10 00 12.00  in aid of Alzheimers research.  Full details available.
Kate's garden is open for the NGS.  Full details here https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/31648/
Janella brought to our attention the new venture by the Woodland Trust to save some woodland be the Angel of the North https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/support-us/support-an-appeal/hedley-hall/ 

Next Meetings
20th July – Day trip
3rd August – Presentation by Hilary Hutson: Patio Panche




Friday, 15 June 2018

Totally Tropical



Visit to The Jungle Garden
Who would have imagined what we would find behind this house in the suburbs?  
 Nick Wilson of the Jungle Garden
 When Nick Wilson moved to this property in 1988, it had a typical garden with a lawn and flower borders.  Inspired by family holidays in Cornwall, Nick has transformed this 85 x 27 ft space into a veritable jungle.  The shape and textures of the foliage, objects of interest at every turn and two ponds make this a fascinating garden which can be seen from walkways at differing heights. 







 

 The Jungle Lodge

This is one not to miss and future 2018 openings are Sundays 24th June and 29th July.

Gardening Matters









Notice Board

Reminder that the Paxton Summer Show and Plant Sale is on Saturday 30th June.






Next Meeting

6th July: Summer Mini Show
Don’t forget your entries.  You’ve got to be in it to win it!
CLASS 1          One bloom HT Rose
CLASS 2          One Stem Floribunda Rose
CLASS 3          One Stem any other Rose
CLASS 4          One vase Sweet Peas
CLASS 5          One vase Pinks
CLASS 6          One vase cut flowers, judged for frontal effect
CLASS 7          One pot plant
CLASS 8          Flower Arranging – ‘Take Five Flowers’
CLASS 9          Exhibit of Fruit or Vegetable

  

Sunday, 3 June 2018

"The hum of bees is the voice of the garden." - Elizabeth Lawrence



 Visit to The Arium
On 15th MayFriday Forum had a very interesting visit to The Arium, Leeds parks nursery in Thorner.  Andrew and Lee explained how Leeds City Council hope to make a viable business out of the garden centre and cafe which means  Leeds will be able to go on providing our lovely bedded out roundabouts and parks, unlike some authorities which have suffered cutbacks on such 'luxuries'.


The huge greenhouses were built by the Dutch at great cost.  All the processes are automated and the water is recycled.






 It wouldn't be a Friday Forum visit without tea and cake!

The June 1st meeting saw a big clean up of Paxton Hall, inside and out.  Everyone got involved with tea and cakes as a reward.  Your contribution is appreciated.


Gardening Matters

Just in case we didn’t get enough of it, here are some gardens featured at Chelsea





Notice Board
 Here’s giving you plenty of notice to consider your entries for the Summer mini show. You’ve got to be in it to win it!
FRIDAY FORUM MINI SHOW - FRIDAY 6 JULY 2018

CLASS 1          One bloom HT Rose
CLASS 2          One Stem Floribunda Rose
CLASS 3          One Stem any other Rose
CLASS 4          One vase Sweet Peas
CLASS 5          One vase Pinks
CLASS 6          One vase cut flowers, judged for frontal effect
CLASS 7          One pot plant
CLASS 8          Flower Arranging – ‘Take Five Flowers’
CLASS 9          Exhibit of Fruit or Vegetable

Next Meeting

15th June – Garden visit to The Jungle Garden in Roundhay meeting at 1.30 pm
(full details on Visits 2018 page)