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, 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



 




















 

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Blogging platform problems

For those garden club members that look forward to Digame daily, you may have heard of the problems Jane has been having?

I haven't had a Digame newsletter daily email for days, and I check the website instead each day for an update here http://digame-torrox.blogspot.com/. Follow this link if you are also missing the daily updates. You can find the link at the foot of the last Digame email you have received.

Why am I telling you this?

Well the garden club uses the same blogger platform for our newsletter. As I understand it there are problems with Google support, and this is why we have stopped receiving the Digame daily updates.

This might also prove to be a problem for publishing the Axarquia Garden Club newsletter, and I will keep you posted if we will need to find a new platform and re-registering of club members on the new platform.

Watch this space please....

Last call for the Garden Club picnic

If you haven't replied yet,
please contact me by email tomorrow if you are attending the picnic next Tuesday 11 August
 
and let me know the following information
 
- How many are attending in your car?

- Do you have any spaces to give a lift to a club member?
- Would you like a lift to the picnic?
- Do you want to meet up by Portichuello at approximately 7 pm on the Ridge Road to follow a guide car to Chris and Linda's house.
- Do you want to ‘park’ in the layby at the top of the track, and arrange for someone to meet you there and guide you down, or even park there and come down in another vehicle.

More information about the party and directions can be found here summer-picnic.html

Monday, 3 August 2015

Summer picnic - have you replied yet?

Thanks to club members who have contacted me about the annual Summer picnic being held at the lovely house of Chris and Linda Payne - find more details and directions by clicking here Summer picnic

Are you attending?
If so please bring along a plate of finger food to place on the central table for everyone to share.  

The food needs to be either, finger or something that can easily be eaten via plastic cutlery/paper plates!!!! 

As a guide, bring anything you would like to eat at a picnic, as long as it is ‘sharing’ food.  Quiches, salads, plate of sausage rolls or nice sandwiches, that sort of thing.  Desserts are always popular too but nothing that will ‘spoil’ or melt.

It’s extremely useful to bring serving utensils if your dish needs serving.  

The club provides red/white wine and water but obviously you are welcome to bring your own favourite drink/tipple along!!!  

In addition, the club provides paper plates/plastic cutlery/napkins and back by popular demand, musical entertainment from Geoff Murrell.

Linda has advised that it would be helpful if members attending bring folding picnic tables or similar and a couple of folding chairs.

Have you replied?

As courtesy to our hosts, please let us know if you are joining us
by Wednesday 5th August
and let me know the following information
 
- How many are attending in your car?

- Do you have any spaces to give a lift to a club member?
- Would you like a lift to the picnic?
- Do you want to meet up by Portichuello at approximately 7 pm on the Ridge Road to follow a guide car to Chris and Linda's house.
- Do you want to ‘park’ in the layby at the top of the track, and arrange for someone to meet you there and guide you down, or even park there and come down in another vehicle.

Thank you.