“Is your garden a pain or a pleasure?” was the question asked by Tony Featherstone at the September speaker meeting. A radical rethink of priorities was suggested and members were urged to have the courage to start again. Using a visual presentation, Mr. Featherstone showed how he had transformed his garden from a standard lawn surrounded by flower beds to an interesting low maintenance area of raised beds, incorporating a variety of textures. Many of the mature plants were transferred and proved to be most content in their new homes.
The Soroptimist members were given a great deal of advice on how to make gardening easier so that more time could be spent enjoying the benefits of their efforts. They were given tips on growing herbs, fruit and vegetables amongst the flowers.
An increased demand for container grown apricot trees should be anticipated by local nurseries!
Juliet Novis thanked Mr. Featherstone for sharing his expertise with the group in such an enjoyable way.