Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easter Exhibits

Members were asked to display “a flower in any form” and just look at the variety brought in.


Also, with an Easter theme, member were asked to grow curly cress in an painted eggshell.  Just look how these turned out.  Eggcelent!

Forum Discussion

Members enjoyed a lively discussion on plants they regretted acquiring - here are a few of these:

Spanish bluebells
Smyrnium perfoliatum (lovely spring plant but a prolific self-seeder)
Geranium nodosum - very pretty, good in shade but will seed anywhere including into other plants
Euphorbia griffithii - very attractive but can run around quite a lot
Cardamine bulbifera - BEWARE!
Allium paradoxum - attractive but also an enthusiastic self-seeder
Saponaria ocymoides (soapwort) - a spreader
Little violet and oxalis - pretty but a bit of a nuisance

One member announced that he found Tulipa sprengeri to be a nuisance - this was greeted with howls of incredibility by the many people who struggle to grow it!

Notice Board
For our yellow flower display to celebrate the Tour de France in July, there are seeds available for members to sow and grow   For more ideas of yellow flowers see http://letour.yorkshire.com/documents/tdf/rhs/RHSTurningYorkshireYellow.pdf  If anyone any creative ideas on how to display our yellow blooms in front of Paxton Hall, please come forward.

Paxton Plant Market is on Saturday 31st May.   Please consider planting and growing on for the sales table and, if you can help on the day from 10 am, this would be appreciated.

Dates for your diary

Next meeting:    2nd May - A talk by Rob Edwards onTown Gardens; making the best of a small space.                      

Friends of Paxton are meeting Monday 5th May from Midday.  An hour or two or your time to help maintain the premises are always welcome.  If another date is more suitable for you, please let us know.  In June, there will be a Dig In at Paxton Garden; date TBA.

Friday Forum meetings are 1.30pm on 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at Paxton Hall, Paxton Horticultural Society, 186 Kirkstall Lane, Leeds LS5 2AB.   Meetings may be hands-on sessions, guest speakers or garden visits. Regular features are the Display Table where members can bring their plants for discussion and advice and the Sales Table where members sell their plants, cuttings and produce to help the club funds.  For further information log on to https://sites.google.com/site/paxtonhorticulturalsocietycouk/Home





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