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RHSV Hanging Basket competition

  Dear members and fellow gardeners, Please find below a message from the RHSV about this year’s Hanging Basket competition.  Maxine Tester, David Averay and others have worked hard on our entry and now it is time to show our … Continue reading

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Garden Market 2019

Another successful Garden Market was held on 3 November 2019. The new location in the car park of the Castlemaine Tennis Club proved to be very popular, particularly as the proximity to the monthly Artists Market and Farmers Market, enabled … Continue reading

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Posies for Senior’s Week

Thanks to Club members who made posies at Peggy’s and to those who delivered them to residents at Penhall, Ellery, Spencely and Thompson House.  Everyone had a happy time and the posies were much appreciated!

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Posies for Senior’s fashion parade

Beautiful posies made for the Senior’s fashion parade held on 17 September. Thanks to those who brought flowers and made these lovely arrangements and to Peggy for organising.

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Member’s night

Member’s Night: Tuesday 27 August 2019 Three club members spoke about various aspects of their gardens: Sue Grimes talked about the long term planning and development of her garden; John MacIntyre spoke about the difficulties and rewards of establishing a … Continue reading

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AGM and talk on Gardens of Spain by Kevin Walsh

Kevin Walsh, garden designer, qualified horticulturist and garden writer based in Castlemaine, was the guest speaker at the 2019 AGM.  Kevin gave us a virtual guided tour of some of the gardens of Spain.  During the talk, Kevin pointed out … Continue reading

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Win-win garden design

At the March meeting Dr. Cassia Read gave a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting talk on designing gardens to not only be a “haven for people” but also a “haven for wildlife”.  She spoke of gardens being on a spectrum spanning … Continue reading

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Bonsai with Barry Lacey

Club member and Bonsai expert, Barry Lacey, was the guest speaker at our first meeting for 2019.  Barry demonstrated how to prune a cypress and wire it to obtain the desired shape.  He also re-potted a jade by pruning unwanted … Continue reading

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Show parade

Once again, posies were made to distribute to people watching the Show Parade on Friday 2 November.  Thanks to those who contributed flowers and made the posies and, in particular, to Sue Spacey who made up the packets of seeds … Continue reading

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Annual garden market

Another wonderful annual garden market on Sunday 4 November.  Many stall holders selling terrific plants and garden related items.  The giant raffle was once again a draw card with our lucky winner, Robyn, amazed by the bounty! Thanks to club … Continue reading

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