Lismore Garden Club News

Fruit fly is rampant at the moment in our backyard fruit trees, tomatoes and capsicums. We can all do our part in controlling the population of fruit flies by being careful to spray, bait and very importantly, to pick up fallen fruit and destroy it by placing it in a black plastic bag and leaving it out sun.

Jobs to do now: Hydrangeas can be pruned between now and the end of March. Summer prune roses now to get that welcome flush of bloom in autumn. Just trim about 9 or 23cm off the top and feed and mulch and spray for black spot. Stake any tall plants that are likely to be storm damaged. Plant cosmos, marigolds, Californian poppy, salvia and ageratum to flower in autumn.

The Lismore Garden Club welcomes visitors and potential new members to our meeting next Thursday, March 2 at the Lismore Workers Club at 1.30pm. For information phone Mary on 6621 5293.

Finally: When the world wearies, and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.

Happy gardening

Ron Burns


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