The Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club plans to meet at the Enoggera Memorial Hall in Trundle Street on Thursday, 7th April, unless Covid-19 conditions determine otherwise.
The guest speaker, Debbie Aitcheson, who was engaged for the cancelled February meeting, is happy to give her talk on Medicine from the Garden then.
Technically, autumn begins this month (March), but at times there is still a lot of humidity. Once it was the golden rule to plant sweet pea seeds on St. Patrick’s Day, but these days it is better to wait until much later in the month. To avoid your sweet pea plants being destroyed by cutworm, push the cardboard tube from a toilet roll into the soil leaving about 2 cm above the ground and plant the seed inside the tube. (This method can be used for other big seeds.) The cardboard barrier protects the base of the plant and disintegrates in time. March is the month to plant strawberry runners and cuttings from herbs such as lavender and rosemary. If your garden soil needs enriching for spring annuals, now is the time to do it so it will be ready for seedlings to be planted by the end of April.
This club meets on the first Thursday of the calendar month except January. Meetings commence after morning tea which is served at 9.45 am. Visitors and new members are most welcome. The hall is close to public transport and accessible by wheelchair. For more information please phone the President, Pat, on 3356 1256.