How to Attract Bees to your Garden

From the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club

What a disappointment! The July meeting of the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club had to be cancelled to comply with COVID-19 regulations. Bob Luttrel’s talk on plants to attract bees couldn’t be given, but all is not lost, Bob has kindly agreed to be the guest speaker at the next meeting on Thursday 2nd September. The meeting will take place at the Enoggera Memorial Hall.

Time wise, winter has passed but we can still experience some winter conditions-even into September. It’s said mid- August is one of the driest months of the year. To conserve water, see if you can direct some of the household waste water to the garden area. Perhaps you could add a soil wetting agent to your potting mix or garden soil?

Remember to keep using mulch to reduce evaporation, and don’t let the mulch touch your plants. If needed, its time to repot indoor plants or hanging baskets. When doing so give them a slow release fertiliser that will last a few months.

Keep a lookout for Bindis in the lawn. Dig them out before the prickles appear in the centre of the plant. If you like to grow your own summer annuals and vegetable seedlings, now is the time to sow the seeds.

This club meets on the first Thursday of the calendar month except January, at The Enoggera Memorial Hall which is situated in Trundle Street, Enoggera and is accessible by wheelchair. Morning tea is served at 9.45 am and immediately after that, the meeting commences. Visitors and new members are most welcome. For more information, please phone the president, Pat, on 3356 1256.

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