Peter Williams gave us an excellent presentation entitled Propagation for ‘grown up’ gardeners. His lively talk included lots of invaluable advice and fascinating facts on all methods of propagation which could save us a fortune. We will definitely be trying out some of his ideas.
|Judith’s Bowles Gold|
|Judith’s Scilla peruviana|
Judith also brought an Asarina (climbing snapdragon)
Carl’s Trilliums which turned out not to be the colours anticipated ......... after growing them for 7 years
|Ann’s Clematis scottii rosea which she bought in 2011 (as a pelargonium) and has only just flowered|
|Graham’s (award winning) daffodil Petrel and dark pink Pelargonium|
|Eileen’s double headed Daffodil Thalia and tulip Persian pink|
|Margaret’s Cardamine pentaphyllos (showy toothwort)|
|Gill’s container has Corydalis anthriscifolia, Lunaria rediviva (everlasting honesty), Dicentra, Smyrnia and Pieris|
With the good weather in National Garden Week hope everyone managed to get into a garden; your own or someone else’s.
For Open Gardens and talks in aid of funding new planting at the Yorkshire Arboretum, see www.yorkshirearboretum.org/events-calendar
Congratulations to Graham for his success in the Harrogate Show, winning 6 out of 8 classes plus Best Bloom with his Daffodils.
With this in mind, could you win a prize for your blooms? Why not give it a go at the Friday Forum Mini Show, details as follows:
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
Reminder that the next Paxton Plant Sale will be 21st May. Your donations of plants raised over £100 last time, so please bring plants on that morning.
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION LUNCH
The Celebration Faith Lunch will be on Saturday, 16th June. Lunch will be served at 12.30, and this will be followed by the guest speaker, John Sheard, with his presentation ‘The Life of Joseph Paxton’.
There is no charge for Paxton members and whilst guests will be welcome there will be a charge of £3.
As this is a Faith Lunch we would ask members to donate items of food, but we can co-ordinate this once we know the final numbers.
Let Dorothy or Graham know if you can come ASAP if this event is to go ahead.
18th May: Visit to The Arium (names of those attending have already been submitted)
1st June: Forum including giving Paxton a good clean up. Many hands make light work plus tea and cake for participators.