Saturday, 18 June 2016

Second Garden Visit of 2016

The rain held off enough for us to enjoy the garden of Sue Griffiths, a wonderfully tranquil space and haven for wildlife in the centre of busy Headingley.


 There are lots of roses, many of them scented, planted with perennials

 This pergola is planted up with various climbers including honeysuckle and wisteria
 The silver leaves are, in fact, a garden sculpture
 This is the pond, full of tadpoles

 Members enjoying a cup of tea in the garden room where examples of Sue's artwork can be found on the walls

 Also this weekend, Friday Forum member Norma and two of her neighbours held a “Coffee in the Garden” event for Alzheimer’s Research Trust.



Notice Board
Next meeting:  1st July – Friday Forum Mini Show.  Just to remind you of the details:-
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
You can’t win if you don’t enter!
Date for your diary
On 23rd July, Friday Forum member Carol Abbott is holding a Garden Party in her multi-award winning garden at 4a Blackwood Rise, Cookridge, LS16 7BG.  The garden will be open between 10:30 and 2:30 with proceeds going to LGI Ward 10 Children’s Renal Unit, a cause dear to her heart.  Carol wants to add to the funds already collected to supply the ward with electronic games for the children who are required to spend long periods of time there.  Donations £3.00 and refreshments are available.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

First garden visit of 2016; The Old Vicarage at Whixley

What a wonderful way to start off this year’s garden visits!  Everyone was enchanted by this delightful plot and amazed to find that owner, Biddy Marshall, transformed it from a barren patch.
 An elegant house forms the backdrop of this garden

New vistas were discovered round every corner and arches, trellis and gazebos and trees gave height and interest. 

 Planting in the shady area

The attractive and innovative planting was set off by the pristine lawns.  We were treated to a lovely afternoon tea which we enjoyed in the many seating areas dotted around the garden, from where we could appreciate the view.

There were plenty of ideas to copy and we had a thoroughly enjoyable visit; even the weather was kind.
If you missed this visit, the garden is open as part of the National Garden Scheme on 22nd June.
Next meeting:
17th June - Visit to the garden of Mrs Sue Griffiths, 14a Wood Lane, Headingley LS6 2AE.  Meet at Paxton at 1.45 to travel together as there is very limited parking at this venue.