Author Archives: Lee Martin

Happy Birthday to us!

Happy Birthday to us!! This time 16 years ago, the Glebe Garden Club (Ipswich) held our very first club function and we’re still going strong! Thank you to everyone for your support over the years – we couldn’t have done … Continue reading

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Marcotting or air layering fruit trees

A great technique for the propogation of new fruit trees.  

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Costa’s guide to Household Composting

Next week is National Recycling Week. Let’s all do what we can 🙂  

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Botanical word of the week

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Solarizing grass and weed patches

If you have a patch of grass in your yard that you want to remove (for making a garden, patio, etc.), here’s a way you can do that without breaking your back digging it all up. It’s a great option … Continue reading

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Herb maps of the world

If you like your Herbs, you will find these beautifully illustrated herb maps of the world (by Baldwins.co.uk) truly fascinating.   I’m thinking we may have to suggest and request an Australasian map!   Click on each thumbnail to view the larger … Continue reading

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November meeting reminder

Meeting reminder! Come join us this Saturday 7th November at 1:30pm for our monthly club function. This month, our guest speaker is Carmel Brown who is a renowned speaker on Begonias and is a prolific grower. Carmel will talk on … Continue reading

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My Heliconia Struggle

Some excellent Heliconia advice based on personal experience, from Ian Wintle, The Giving Garden. Ian and Judy have an open garden coming up (21 & 22nd Nov) – Well worth a look! My Heliconia Struggle In my imagination I pictured … Continue reading

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Time for a cuppa?

(Care of Noel Burdette Growing Gardeners) Time for a Cuppa? well nearly …. since the rain , my Coffee bushes (Coffea Arabica) are putting on a delightful show of fragrant white flowers. Coffee plants are very underestimated for use in … Continue reading

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September – October Club Newsletter

GGCI Newsletter SeptOct 2015

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