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






Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Garden Club visit to 9 June - La Calera

30 members visited the garden.
 
Cindy welcomed back Annette Lee, returning member to the club.  Cindy also introduced Sharon White who joined a couple of months ago.
 
Apologies from Astrid & Peter so no library also apologies from Judith & Tom, having new boiler installed, workman everywhere!!!
 
Thanks to Jacqui who organised the raffle.
 
Bernie Marsh was delighted to win the raffle prize; Kniphofia  Uvaria

Cindy wishes to apologise to the members who purchased their refreshments, there must have been a misunderstanding as the club paid for everyone to have tea/coffee etc through their large donation to Stephanie for Axarquia Animal Rescue AAR.

Thanks to Gill Jordan for the visit report and photos. If other club members have taken photos you can email them to me for posting on the blog.
 
Stephanie has posted a thanks to the club for our visit on the AAR facebook site

"Just had a lovely visit from the Axarquia Garden Club who made a donation and bought tea, coffee and plants.
 
Can't wait to see how much we have raised in the tin."
 Visit report from Gill Jordan

We had a good turnout for our visit to La Calera, with 26 members attending.  

 Our hosts Stephanie and Terry kindly opened their gardens for us to stroll around and, quite frankly, marvel at the sheer amount of work that they have put in to rebuilding the property, and in to making some lovely garden and seating areas for us to enjoy.


Stephanie explained that when they first arrived 12 years ago, the houses were pretty much complete ruins, and whilst rebuilding them, they lived in a caravan!! 


The gardens have been made using the most of all the natural resources available, using the natural stones for walls, edging, and paths throughout.


 

Stephanie and Terry were very generous with not only their time in answering all our questions, but also by happily digging up any plant that anyone requested, don’t know that I would be quite that generous!!!



 
 

After wandering around the gardens, we were able to purchase some plants that Stephanie had provided, and buy refreshments, with the proceeds being donated to Animal Rescue.

 
 


Jacquie did a sterling job in selling raffle tickets for a much sought after plant, Kniphofia  Uvaria, which Bernie went on to win, lucky lady!!!

All in all, yet another very enjoyable Garden Club Visit.

Cheers Gill xx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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