Quote of the Month

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

~Mirabel Osler






Thursday, 29 October 2015

Next meeting 10 November - Dick Handscombe

Have you signed up to the new Wordpress garden club blog yet?

You wouldn't want to miss receiving notification of upcoming events.

Follow this link to find out about the November meeting on the club's new Wordpress blog

https://gardenclubaxarquia.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/november-meeting-dick-handscombe-the-opportunities-and-challenges-of-spanish-gardening/

I have stopped updating this "BlogSpot blog" as it was patchy in its communication with our subscribers, similar to the problems experienced with Digame. Both blogs used the same software which was playing up.

To get the new Garden Club blog and details of our club events you need to subscribe to the new Wordpress blog. I cant do it for you!
  1. Please click on the link to the right and head over to the New Axarquia Garden Club website  
  2. Then click the "follow" button and leave your email address on the right hand side. The site will email you for confirmation of your address and if you confirm, will send the details to me of a new subscriber.
I will be only be sending out news about Axarquia Garden Club activities via this new blog, and you will receive an email automatically from Wordpress every time with the news.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Have you subscribed to the neew Wordpress Axarquia garden Club blog yet?

I have received a couple of emails recently where club members have said they didn't receive notification of our October meeting. This was a thoroughly enjoyable talk by Maggie Woodward about her longest Pilgrim's walk so far!

I have stopped updating this "old blog" as it was patchy in its communication with our subscribers, similar to the problems experienced with Digame. Both blogs used the same software which was playing up.

To get the new blog and details of our club events you need to subscribe to the new Wordpress blog. I cant do it for you!
  1. Please click on the link to the right and head over to the New Axarquia Garden Club website  
  2. Then click the "follow" button and leave your email address on the right hand side. The site will email you for confirmation of your address and if you confirm, will send the details to me of a new subscriber.
I will be only be sending out news about Axarquia Garden Club activities via this new blog, and you will receive an email automatically every time with the news.
On the new blog you will find details of the November meeting on 10 November. next-meeting-10-november/
 
Our Mosaic Workshop at Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden on 17 November is now full up, but Kitty is planning another workshop before Christmas. We already have 3 club members names for the next workshop, date to be advised.
We don't want you to miss out so please subscribe.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Are you keeping up with Axarquia Garden Club events? Subscribe to the new blog ....

If you have noticed that you haven't received details of the Axarquia Garden Club events recently, that's because I am not updating this blog, as the platform has become too unreliable. You need to make your way over to the new Wordpress blog and subscribe.

Please head over to the New Axarquia Garden Club website  and click the "follow" button and leave your email adress. The site will email you for confirmation of your address and if you confirm, will send the details to me of a new subscriber.

I will be sending out news about Axarquia Garden Club activities via this new blog, and you will receive an email automatically every time with the news.

On the new blog you will find details of the October AGC meeting on 13 October, and also details of a Mosaic Workshop being held for club members on 17 November.

We don't want you to miss out so please subscribe.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

New Axarquia Garden Club Blog

If you are following the Axarquia Garden Club you need to subscribe to the new Wordpress blog, as I am not updating this blogger website any more.

Please head over to the New Axarquia Garden Club website  and click the "follow" button and leave your email adress. The site will email you for confirmation of your address and if you confirm, will send the details to me of a new subscriber.

I will be sending out news about Axarquia Garden Club activities via this new blog, and you will receive an email automatically every time with the news.

Thank you for continuing to support the Axarquia Garden Club.

Kind Regards

Judith Sunley

Thursday, 13 August 2015

September meeting - change of date

Please note that the date of our September meeting has changed to the third Tuesday in September; Tuesday 15th September when we will be visiting Kitty's Garden, near Otivar, North of Almunecar.  

Full details to be issued shortly.

We would be interested to know how many members would wish to attend and take their car and offer any spare seats to other members, and how many members would wish to attend as a passenger in another member's car. We are evaluating whether we would need to book a coach - which obviously adds to the expense.

Please email the editor at sunley.judith@btinternet.com to advise 

Whether you are interested in attending and:
Whether you would be prepared to drive, or 
Whether you would hope to be driven.

Typically we request that passengers make a contribution to the fuel costs of the driver.

Cindy Jones

Club library

I am delighted to announce that our Garden Club Library will continue as Olgi has kindly volunteered to be our new librarian taking over from Astrid and Peter.  

Many thanks to Astrid and Peter for their help and thank you to Olgi for volunteering so services can be continued.

Cindy Jones

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

And a good time was had by all... Garden Club Picnic

Some 42 members and friends enjoyed the Garden Club's Annual Summer Picnic on 11 August in the delightful garden of our splendid hosts, Linda and Chris Payne.  

For those that were unable to attend for various reasons - you missed a treat!

Some club members took the opportunity to take a tour of the garden, and admire the vegetable plot, vines and olives. This truly is a very large garden bursting with plants and original features like the grape drying beds.

Chris showed some of us his banana plants, explaining the fruiting process, and where the flowers continue to flourish, although there will be no more bananas fruiting.

As always the members all contributed towards the "Pot Luck Picnic" and wow what a superb spread appeared, lots of very different, extremely tasty recipes from Spicy Meatballs, Indian & Thai food, Pizzas, Salads to just about everything!!!

And there were some tasty dessert treats too, including sampling fresh Lychees.

Members tucked in and sampled the array of food, also enjoying the wine provided through club funds.

In addition, members had the opportunity to sample 2 cartons of delicious wine - 8L red and 8L white - donated to the Club by Vinomar in Torre del Mar. Thanks David and Anna for obtaining this donation. What a great chance to taste the wine. Hopefully members may wish to buy some more for drinking at home.

If you haven't yet visited Vinomar you will be surprised by the huge range of wines in such a small shop, and the owner is really knowledgeable, confidently recommending wines to suit your palette and pocket.


Address: C/ Piscis, 1b, 29740 Torre del Mar, M├ílaga
Phone:952 54 58 04
 
Geoff Murrell provided the musical entertainment and whilst it was a very hot evening, a few members did dance on Chris's newly raked  dance floor. What a shame that this is one of Geoff's last sessions in entertainment, he's giving it up! He certainly did the Club proud!

Jo also joined Geoff for a couple of songs and then entertained us on her own to much applause.

Thanks to David for taking some great photos, here is a selection. David has said he can provide un compressed photos on request if you would like one. Please contact him on info@vetiverspain.com

I am sure all members who attended would share my thanks to Chris and Linda as our delightful hosts for making us so welcome.

Note from Editor
Linda has asked me to thank everyone for bringing such a lovely and delicious array of food and for taking everything away with you, there was very little to do at the end.

However, she has also advised that 3 items were left behind if anyone wants to claim them:

1.  Pink plastic plate
2.  White, German porcelain plate with pretty motif round the edge
3.  Blue plastic knife