Newsletter – March 2018

Next Meeting:

Tuesday 27th March to be held at The Old Witta School. The morning will commence at 9.30am with morning tea followed by our speaker Des Warnock.  Des will speak on “Why do some gardeners have green thumbs and some have brown thumbs” and also “5 facets for healthy soil”.
Please bring a compact chair and a cup for morning tea.

Chairs at Meeting:

Due to increased attendance from new members, space for chairs is becoming a concern at general meetings. In an effort to manage the best use of space, the committee would ask members who bring the wide slingback chairs to bring regular folding chairs instead. If you do not have regular folding chairs, you may like to use the chairs stacked against the side wall of the undercroft. If care is taken over row spacing we can make the most of the space we have. Many thanks for your cooperation.

No dogs are allowed in the grounds at Garden Club Meetings or Sip’n’Snip.

Attendance sheets:

Please sign the attendance sheet on arrival at each meeting – do not sign on behalf of a friend, unless it is an apology for non-attendance. This is important for insurance purposes, as you are not covered by insurance if you have not signed the attendance sheet.

MGC electronic banking details:

BSB 484 799 a/c 03043 9363 together with identifying name and reason for payment.

Morning Tea Set Up: tba

Morning Tea Food Roster:

If you are unable to attend please advise immediately.
John Mott
Bob Napper
Lesley Mott
Chris Napper
Cherry O’Neill
Deb Oceanne

Sip n Snip: (Members Only)

10th April at Fiona Jaensch’s garden, 52 Cooke Road, Witta at 9.30am.
Bring a cup, chair, cuttings to share. Garden Owners only to do cuttings.

Show & Tell:

The member to give a two-minute talk about some aspect of their garden at the March meeting is Sue Cotterell.

Gardening on the Edge:

GoE now has a dedicated email and phone number 0476 109 872.
And, it is only just over 2 months away. Please nurture your cuttings and think about jams and preserves for the produce stall.
Calling for members to volunteer to contribute to the club. We need a back-up for David Webb who looks after the sound system and data projector and also for Carole Webb who manages the competition table. Please see David or Dot or phone her 5445 7795.

Monthly Competition:

❖ Bunch of flowers
❖ Fruit or vegetable
❖ Flower of the Month – Abutelon
❖ Australian Native
❖ Rose
❖ All Else

Please note: With the exception of Bunch of Flowers and All Else each category is a single bloom. You may enter more than one item but it is to be displayed singly. Only one vote per section please.

New Membership:

$40.00 includes Maleny Garden Club Membership Badge.

Membership Renewal:

Membership fee for 2017/18 is $25.00 per person and is due 1st August 2018. Cost to renew badges $15.00.

Attendance Register:

Marnie Trass


Peter Brown. The raffle tickets will now be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.


The trip is to Pine Rivers Garden and Plant Fair on Saturday 28th April will cost $30.00. Payment due by 27th March with no refunds after that date.

A mystery trip is planned for Tuesday, 3rd July. Details of cost to follow.


Please send contributions for our quarterly magazine, Snippets, to Margaret Owens.
Margaret would like to encourage members who have travelled to submit travelogues. or phone her on 5429 6789

Chook manure:

Available for $6 for 20kg bag delivered. Minimum 4 bags. 5484 5445

BOGI – Brisbane Organic Growers Inc. – Queensland Planting Guide may be useful to new members. It gives a good indication of what to plant when and a guide to caring for fruit trees.
See An example will be shown at the general meeting.

Compost & Potting Mix:

Compost $9.00 per bag Potting Mix $7.00 per bag
**Compost must be paid for and collected before 9.45 at the shed.** Please drive car close to shed.
Please return empty bags for recycling. Please pay with cash in an envelope marked with the name and product.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday 28th,  Saturday 29th April – Pine Rivers Garden & Plant Fair, Lawnton Showground ($5 entry)
Carolyn Willadsen, Editor
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