Lismore Garden Club News

Hydrangeas are an old home garden favourite. I have old black and white photos of my parents wedding in 1938 and there is no mistaking that my mum’s wedding bouquet is hydrangeas.

There is no doubt that they are very good value in the garden and once established they will last for years with very little care and maintenance and put on a spectacular show each summer. Choice of varieties can play a big part in your success. I have found that the fancy hybrids can be a bit hard to grow. There is no doubt that the easiest one to grow is the good old-fashioned large leaf one that mum had in her wedding bouquet, which grow and flower in many old gardens, often after decades of practically no care at all. There is also a good white one that has flowers up to 30cm across that I have found success with.

The Lismore Garden Club is holding a morning tea and garden walk in the lovely big garden of Reg and Anita Allen of 8 Kahala Place, Richmond Hill on Wednesday, April 21, at 9am. Bring a plate of morning tea eats. Members and visitors are welcome. For info, phone Rosemary on 6629 3353.

Finally: “It is never too soon to be kind, for we never know how soon it will be too late to be kind.”

Happy gardening, Ron Burns


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