South Delta Garden Club
The South Delta Garden Club
since 1952

The South Delta Garden Club meets the third Tuesday* of the month in Ladner. Meetings feature knowledgeable guest speakers, show and share, door prize, raffles, refreshments and the sharing of information in a positive social environment with local gardening enthusiasts. 


Club activities include day tours, visits to garden club members gardens, workshops, work parties and fund raising events to support community projects, a summer picnic and Christmas party.

*No meeting in July, Aug & Dec.  Click  Find Us for location details

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Membership $20 / year - Guests $5 (can be applied to membership)



January 15 Speaker

Howard Wills Fernwood Nursery 

Sempervivums 

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Speaker begins at 7:30 pm


Howard Wills is a life-long gardening enthusiast (plantaholic!) and the owner of Fernwood Nursery in the UK specializing in  Sempervivums (Houseleeks) and related plants. 


At Fernwood, Howard holds  N.C.C.P.G. (Plant Heritage) National Collections® of Sempervivum and Jovibarba species and cultivars (Alpine Houseleeks) and previously, National Collections® of Phormium species and cultivars (New Zealand Flax) and  Rosularia species. 


Howard has exhibited these plants at all the major Royal Horticultural Society Flower Shows and the exhibits have been awarded RHS Gold Medals at Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace, Gardener’s World Live, Tatton Park, Malvern and RHS Wisley Flower Shows. 


The nursery is managed in an environmentally sensitive way and Howard is also very keen on watching, recording and studying native fauna and flora. 







Gardening Stuff

The Bees Need Your Help!!


Neonicotinoid pesticides are slowly killing bees. 75% of the world's honey is now contaminated with bee-killing pesticides.

Please educate yourself and make sure you are not part of the problem.

More Info

Save the bees


Nov Gardening

To Do list

By Angelika Hedley


General

Keep off the garden, grass.  Compressed soil damages roots


Plant

Garlic and bare root plants


Prune

Roses:  1/3 to 1/2 in height


Plant Health - Feed: Fall bloomers

- Roses:  Pick up all leaves (black spot)

- Lime


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Nov Meeting Recap

Nancy Moore

GARDENING FOR YEAR ROUND INTEREST

by 

Heather Fayers


Our November speaker experienced no technical problems in delivering a well - rehearsed talk on creating year round interest in the typical home garden. Unlike wealthy Victorian era gardeners, we cannot create a peony or rose garden which is walled off for the bloomless period. She reiterated the “good bones” advice of most garden design books. Beds and pathways of interesting materials and curving shape lead the eye on a journey of discovery in winter, and invite the stroller in summer. 

Art works, whether small or large should be placed to surprise and delight the person travelling through the landscape. Interesting materials, like old stumps with or without moss, rough logs and stones, should be used to provide functions like steps or raised beds. 

She also provided a list of plants that she uses to provide colour throughout the year which is available by e-mail to members. One was my favourite for dry or dappled shade - epimedium. Lambert at Free Spirit nursery has many varieties and the leaves look well year round. When sheared back in early February, the wonderful stems of "bishops hats” provide early colour. 

While Nancy admits she has too many plants and will try anything, the small bulbs and hardy shrubs with a long multiple seasons of leaf and flower colour are the ones that last in her garden.

Ms. Moore acknowledged that as a student she had been a grateful recipient of a scholarship from the BC Council of Garden Clubs, which provided all her text books. A scholarship is a gift that keeps on giving!