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The Oxhill News

May 2006

This months News



Garden Club

The first speaker in the Garden Club’s new year was Lee Sanders who, prior to taking up his present position at a garden centre, had spent many years with a local authority planning the planting schemes for parks, gardens and roundabouts and was thus well qualified to speak on his chosen subject The All Year Round Mixed Border.

Mr Sanders began by explaining the use of colour to create various moods within our gardens.  With the assistance of a colour wheel, slides and an explanation of different textures and form, both in flowers and foliage, he was able to demonstrate the effects of blue, mauve and white planting to create a cool and calming area and then, in contrast, a hot and sunny bed using vibrant colours of reds, yellows and oranges. Another style of hot bed could be achieved by the use of one colour, e.g. red, but varying the textures and shapes of flowers.  One could create a prairie style garden using textured planting in the form of grasses and tall brightly headed flowers - particularly yellows and oranges.  The start of each and every bed or border requires structural planting in the form of trees, plants and/or shrubs to create a backdrop.  Having put all those elements together Mr Sanders certainly opened our eyes on how to ‘paint a picture’ in our garden.

Our 18th May meeting will be our Annual Plant Sale. 

Anne Nethercleft  - Programme Secretary

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