Sizzling succulents for winter colour

2017-05-03 06:02

THE technique of Hypertufa and setting new gardening trends with sizzling succulents are the topics for the next garden club meeting to be held on Tuesday 9 May at Tranquili-tea.

This is the first quarterly meeting organised by the new committee, who have put a great deal of effort into preparing a diverse and interesting programme for the year. The meeting will begin with registration at 9am and members are reminded that annual subscriptions are due. As the catering will be provided by Tranquili-tea it is essential for members to reply by Monday 8 May to Jen on 082 921 2134. Everyone is requested to bring a chair as seating is very limited.

The creative craft of Hypertufa is a technique whereby one can create a whole range of garden containers and hard landscaping items will be introduced by local horticulturalist, Taru Thomas.

Hypertufa is a craft that is easy to apply as items are created using readily available ingredients and unique gift items can be made using this technique. Packets of the ingredients for creating one's own Hypertufa container will be available at the Country Nursery.

This demonstration will be followed by a presentation on the fascinating subject of succulents, their attributes and uses both in containers and in the landscape.

Colette Norris from Leckhampton Succulents at Hammarsdale will be sharing her passion for these versatile, water-wise and sensationally striking plants. With the prolonged dry conditions and mounting pleas to conserve water, succulents and other water-wise plantings are likely to become an integral feature of gardens of the future. After the meeting Colette will have a selection of interesting succulents for sale from Leckhampton Succulent Nursery.

So, why not join Greytown Garden Club for an interesting morning of discovering new techniques and meeting like-minded gardeners? Visitors are most welcome.

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