Gardening

 

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Due to the coronavirus, I will leave the decision to attend these events up to each individual to decide



Our Gardening Club.

June 2020

I have advised the club that I can no longer carry out the work as Convenor of the garden group for Ringwood Clocktower Probus Club. To assist in the reorganisation of a  “Garden Group” to continue maintaining our existing garden plots we have at the Ringwood Community Garden, I ask anyone that is interested in being part of the group to contact me.

The garden is in reasonable condition for the next season and some produce has been planted, but unlike walking or card groups and other interest group, work on a garden is continuous, it cannot be put off untill the next time you are scheduled to meet. With that said, we need to move reasonably quickly to maintain our existing gardens.

I will gladly assist anyone who is interested in taking over the role of Convenor until such time as they are established.  Our garden plots were started 13 years ago, Ron Critchley and myself want it to continue.

Ringwood Community Garden is also looking for additional representatives on the management committee, especially for a Treasure. If interested I would gladly provide an intro to the existing committee.

I await your replies.

Rod Hindhaugh

 

May 2020

We are now entering our tenth year of gardening activities with 15 members and 80 square metres of fertile soil ready to produce wonderful vegetables for the group.

We have two plots at The Ringwood Community Garden in Selkirk Avenue in Wantirna.  Our plots are surrounded by treated hardwood sleepers.  The raised beds are aesthetically pleasing to look at, and aid good drainage and management.

Our group meets monthly to work on the plots and then have morning tea together.

Members also visit the garden at other times to assist with watering, weeding and other chores. We can grow almost any vegetable we fancy, with corn, tomatoes, various types of beans, potatoes and strawberries being favourites.

Our members join in with Community Garden rosters for mowing and general working bees.

The garden is a very relaxing place to visit, wander around and talk to the vast variety of people who work their plots.


Ringwood Clocktower Probus Club  Garden Group

Second Tuesday of the Month

Morning Tea under the old Oak tree and lawn area, bring a plate. Hot water, cups, tea, coffee & milk provided. If able bring a plate to share

 Guests welcome


 GARDENING CLUB REPORT 


MARCH / APRIL / MAY 2020

A MESSAGE FROM GARDEN GROUP CONVENOR, ROD HINDHAUGH

As convenor of the Garden Group, I will be attending to the garden on the following scheduled days – the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

  • 24th March from 9.00 a.m. till 10.30 a.m.
  • 14th April from 9.00 a.m. till 10.30 a.m.
  • 28th April from 9.30 a.m. till 11.00 a.m.
  • 12th May from 9.00 a.m. till 10.00 a.m.
  • 26th May from 9.30 a.m. till 11.00 a.m.

Our season is governed by our landlords, Ringwood Community Garden Ltd. Our new season begins on the first day of winter.

Our fees will be calculated once we are advised by RCG Ltd of the annual cost for our garden plots and allowance sundry items required to maintain a garden.

We would like to invite any Ringwood Clocktower Probus Club members to attend the balance of our garden sessions with our existing group.

If you like getting your hands dirty, working outside in the fresh air, as well as having the first choice of any of the products we grow, come and join us.

Due to the coronavirus, I will leave the decision to attend these events up to each individual to decide.

Regards.
Rod Hindhaugh
Convenor, Garden Group


Community Garden access key holders

David Cooper       0408 351 292
Rod Hindhaugh     0407 119155
Graeme Roy          0409 504486

Rod Hindhaugh Convenor. 0418 550574.