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






Saturday, 28 September 2013

Items for Sale

Hello to All AGC members-
The two adverts on our Blog today were originally sent to the other Blog which I edit - Digame.
There are often items submitted to Digame that AGC friends would find interesting and helpful.
Subscribing is easy - honestly.
Go to the Link below and follow the instructions    To Subscribe.
Jane
www.digame-torrox.blogspot.com

Tree & Seeds for Sale


Frankincense, arabian frankincense boswellia sacra, rarely available,
its the pure bible frankincense tree.
One young tree for sale. 
75euros.






Frankincense seeds, packet of 100,  for germination  you will need a
small propagator (30c) for them as they are hard to grow.

25 euro the   packet.

telephone  655848329 or email woolrychinandalucia@gmail.com

Moringa Oleifera trees


I still have a few Moringa Oleifera trees in pots for sale,
small 3.50euros
medium 4.50 euros.
The Moringa Oleifera tree is a fast growing, drought resistant tree.
Leaves good in salads, stews etc.
They can be dried to use as a tea or used as animal fodder.
Enjoys full sun, and resistant to most pests.
Lots of information on the web if you want to know more about them otherwise, telephone 655848329 or email
woolrychinandalucia @ gmail.com

Thursday, 12 September 2013

September Visit to Florymar Viveros - Report and Pictures






On Tuesday this week around 20 members visited the Florymar garden centre.  



The general consensus of opinion was that the price of plants was rather high and the members were not overly impressed.  












Our Spanish guide, however, did a splendid job trying to show us around and advise on which plants would cope with our cold,
windy conditions during the winter.






Jo and Tom were the winners of the Florymar word quiz winning a bottle of white wine.






Sue Rockall won the raffle prize - a scented yellow rose.





Final reminder for those wishing to order seeds from Chiltern Seeds, roses from David Austin or bulbs from Peter Nyssen.  Please look up their websites, make your selection and let Greg know, gregstarr4 @ hotmail.com by the end of this week.   We'll arrange to collect the money from you and then a further amount once we know the cost of postage. 

Next meeting will be a guided walk hoping to see seasonal flora of the countryside.  More on this later

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

More Information about the September 2013 Meeting

After the summer picnic 6 bottles of white wine were left over

These will be auctioned at the September 10th meeting.
 


Carol


 

Jane adds.......

A 7th bottle of wine will be the prize for the AGC Member who emails to me  the longest list of words of 3+ letters that can be found using the name of our hosts -  

 F L O R Y M A R
I'll need the answers by 12 mid-day Monday 9th 
 janekirkspain @ gmail.com
 

If there's a tie - winners will have to open the bottle and share. Lovely!


Want to send me your photos of your garden to enhance our website announcements ?
I may regret this.....
J

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

AGC Meeting - Tuesday 10th September



The next AGC meeting will be held from 11.00 am at  
Viveros Florymar on 10th September

 It's a Viveros that we seldom visit but would be worth another look.  They are prepared to offer us a guided tour (which is what Amberes, Serrano and A1 were unable to do unfortunately).

Directions: take the coast road from Torre del Mar towards Malaga.  Go past A1 and follow the road to Chilches.  Florymar is on the right next to the Repsol garage.  

There will be no library at that meeting.
Also - given the venue - we shall not indulge in the Plant Swap or Plant Sharing which usually make our meetings such fun!

If you would like to order roses, seeds or bulbs, please bring your request to the meeting or email 
Greg at gregstarr4 @ hotmail.com by Friday 20th September.

Looking forward to seeing you all again,

Carol

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