Saturday 1st September 2018
Meeting at Mark and Carolyn Noake's garden
20 Glenduart Grove Moruya
commencing at 10.30 am
Grevilleas feature strongly in this garden, but that is not all that is grown. It’s just over 2 years since we last visited, and as Mark says ‘Carolyn has done a mountain of work’ since then, especially in the gardens around the residence. We'll meet at first for morning tea at the back yard where they have developed a very nice paved area leading into the garden.
From here we will be invited inside for a visual presentation, with Mark again demonstrating his expertise with close-up photography of plants using digital camera linked to a computer, and explain how members can set up a similar, inexpensive system at home.
He will also talk about the last 2 years of garden evolution, changes made to the garden since the last APS visit, how plantings have matured, and how they are coping with drought. Whilst they grow many species in the Proteaceae family, concentrating on Grevillea, Isopogon and Petrophile, there is a lot more, as we will discover on our afternoon garden walk.
Mark will also discuss their tactics for maintaining a small collection of rare and endangered plants, including why they grow them, suggesting it is for fun, intellectual stimulation, social interaction, and most importantly conservation and biodiversity. The question of propagation may also arise, depending on interest.
To get to Mark and Carolyn’s, travelling from Batemans Bay and other points north, along the Princes Highway towards Moruya, turn right off the highway at Larry’s Mountain Road,
which is just 1km south of the North Moruya industrial area in Shelley Rd.
From the south, Larry’s Mountain Rd is the first turn left off the Princes Highway after leaving Moruya.
Once on Larry’s Mountain Rd, travel 1km and turn left on Glenduart Grove, and continue for about 800m to the next corner on your left (Maclean Place).
Our venue, 20 Glenduart Grove, is on this corner. You can tell you have arrived when you come to a native garden with tall Eucalypts and other obvious clues, and the APS sign will be put out just in case.
As always, members are advised to bring morning tea and lunch, and a have chair in the car just in case attendance numbers exceed the available garden seating.
Wear sensible clothing and shoes suitable for the planned outdoor activities, and as Spring is in the air, a sunhat might be a wise inclusion.
Note also that dogs are not permitted at APS activities.
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