In true Friday Forum style, topics were discussed in earnest this week. They covered successes and failures in our gardens and ideas for winter containers.
Members were willing to discuss their shortcomings, such as inability to grow Mexican daisies and a Hoya plant refusing to thrive but more modest when it came to their successes!
James brought to our attention that Judith won a prize for her foliage display at the recent Cookridge show.
Judith showed us a chocolate and lime planting scheme, plus ideas for containers using a small conifer such as Cypress Goldcrest or cordyline, cyclamen, heuchera, ivy or cineraria.
|Judith’s dianthus and begonia luxurians|
Ann’s flowers came mainly from south and north America: Amicia zygomeris, Dahlias Charlie Dimmock and Flaxton, clematis helios, sphaeralcea coccinea, Tithonia rotundifolia, the Mexican sunflower, Desfontainia spinosa, Crocosmia Star of the East, Ceratostigma wilmottianum Desert Skies, Chelone oblique, Cautleya spicata, the Himalayan ginger and Ligularia dentate Desdemona
|Ann’s Sedum Rosea|
Ann’s bronze Fern which turns pink, Dryopteris erythrosora, with Fatsia Japonica Spiders web
Reminder – Paxton Show is September 24th.
Earlier this year, Carol Abbott held a Garden Party to raise funds to purchase electronic games to give to the patients in Ward 10, Children’s Renal Unit at LGI, who are required to spend long periods of time there. The event raised over a thousand pounds. An excellent result!
Sadly we have learned that Barbara Grindrod passed away earlier this month. Barbara, aged 90, was a stalwart member of Friday Forum.
Please note that members are welcome to borrow both the gardening and fiction literature from the Paxton Library.
Next MeetingOctober 7th: Talk by Martin Fish – Creating a North Yorkshire Garden from Scratch