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Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month
(with the odd exception)
at 7:30 pm
Lambeth United Church
http://www.lambethunitedchurch.ca
4268 Colonel Talbot Rd. London, ON

Don’t miss our Garden Tour Sunday, July 10, 2016
see details on this website under “Garden Tour 2016”

Wishing you a relaxing summer…
time to kick back and enjoy all that
hard work you have done in your gardens!

See you at the Next Meeting  on
Monday, September 19, 2016.
Speaker to be announced.

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Bus Trip June 22, 2016

Bus Trip
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

8:00 am – Depart Lambeth United Church
(4268 Colonel Talbot Rd)

1st Stop: Trish Symon’s 3 acre garden at Hockley Meadows Farm

Bring your own lunch to enjoy in the picnic area
while viewing the magnificent view of the Niagara Escarpment.

2nd Stop: – Anna & Frank Talenti’s 2 acre property (featured in Gardens Central June 2014 magazine)

3rd Stop:Pathways to Perennials, Kettleby Ontario – 11 acres + of landscape displays and garden centre.
http://www.pathwaystoperennials.com/Boutique-and-Garden-Centre

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4th Stop: The Old Mill in Aberfoyle to enjoy a 3-course dinner.
Your choice of entree:
Atlantic Salmon w/argula pesto crust & red sauce or
Grilled Chicken Breast w/ wild mushroom & tarragon sauce or
Roasted Loin of Pork w/ Maple Dijon

Final Stop: Arrive back at the Lambeth United Church

Cost: $90.00 for members and $102.00 for non-members.
Includes bus, and all entry fees, Dinner,Taxes and Gratuities.
Payable by Friday, June 10 meeting.
To reserve a seat: click here

Annual Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale:
Saturday May 21, 2016
8:00 am – Noon

The plant sale is one of our biggest fund raisers.

How you can help:
* Divide any perennials you can (do this as soon as the ground is workable)
* Pot them up and label them
* Bring any seedlings of annuals or perennials (they are always welcome)
* Small Trees, shrubs, and bushes sell well also
* NEW attraction: Gardening Items for Sale (Gardening Tools, Books, Pots, Ornaments and Accessories).
Please bring the day of the Sale.

If you should need plants picked up call Cheryl 519-857-9484

Bring your contributions around 7:30 am the day of the sale.

Hope to see you there – IT’S A REALLY FUN DAY!!!!!

Plant Sale

 

 

In Memoriam

 

 

 

 

 

132991Alois Lloyd Megerle – February 27, 2016
Lloyd passed away on February 27, 2016 at Victoria Hospital in his 88th year.  He has always been an avid gardener. After apprenticing in Germany, he moved to Canada and worked in one of the large Greenhouses in Niagara.  Later, he moved to London and worked for a greenhouse in Strathroy before retiring.

 

Jim_MarshallJim Marshall – August 3, 2015
Jim passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the age of 79.  He joined the Lambeth Horticultural Society in 2005 and became a very active member.  During his 10 years with us he was a director for 6 years and our treasurer for 2 years.  Jim actively participated in the Program, Plant Sale, Silent Auction, and Bus Trip, committees. Always willing to help, you would find him setting up and taking down the chairs, and last spring, handling the 50/50 draw tickets.  We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to his wife Doreen and their families. He will be greatly missed.

Melvin JenkinsonMelvin (Mel) Jenkinson – 1924-2015
Melvin Jenkinson was well known to members of the Lambeth Horticultural Society because he was there to support the many things his wife Evelyn did for the Society.  They lived in Lambeth, reared a large family, and grew everything from sweet potato vines to roses.  He probably set up more chairs and tables than any other male because he lived to the age of 90.  Most significantly, he and Evelyn donated a trophy to the Society for the best shrub rose in its Annual Rose and Flower Show.  We send our sincere condolences to all his family.

Elmer JorgensenPictureElmer Jorgensen – January 28, 2015
Our dear friend and fellow gardener, Elmer passed in his 82nd year.
We remember Elmer as an avid Master Gardener who delighted us with his wisdom and his humour.  His horticultural knowledge and extensive experience were an inspiration to us all.  Whether it was growing garlic or heirloom tomatoes, Elmer worked diligently to attain the best results possible.  We will miss him dearly, and we know that he will be smiling as we plant our seeds, sprinkle our lime and dig in our compost.

John WatsonJohn B. Watson – January 12, 2015
Long time member John Watson passed in his 87th year. John really loved nature and gardening. He took pride in learning all he could to become very knowledgeable about anything that was important to him.  He enjoyed entering roses in the Rose & Flower show and participating in the bus trips where he could learn more about Ontario and gardening. The general meetings were special to him where he met so many wonderful people who shared the same interests as he did.

George Rae – Dec.21,1929 – May 21, 2014    
Born in Scotland, George immigrated to Canada in 1956, where he met and married his wife, Eva.  He was a charter member and Past President of the Tillsonburg Horticultural Society which began in 1962 and serve don the board for over 30 years.  In 2010 he was honoured with a life membership.  In2009 he proudly received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award.  As a avid showman in Gladiolus, Dahlias, and Roses, George soon made a name for himself in southwestern Ontario as a top competitor and garnered many championships for his prize winning entries.  Many of George’s prize winning roses will be donated to Sakura House in Woodstock for the creation of a rose garden in his memory.
George will be missed by his many friends in the William Saunders Rose Society, the Hamilton Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society, many Horticultural Societies and the Canadian Gladiolus Council.

Ruth Kristoff – October 10, 1928 – March 20, 2014Ruth Kristoff
Ruth (86 years) was a wife, mother, grandmother and an avid rose gardener.  She and her husband, Fred, lived in Aylmer where they were active in community and gardening events.  Ruth was a frequent presenter in Lambeth’s Rose and Flower Show for many years, winning many awards for the lovely flower.  Our condolences go to the Kristoff family.

Rose & Flower Show 2015

Winners List:

Best Rose in the Show (The Maud Hill Silver Bowl) Sarah Kelly
Best Large Flowered Rose (Red Rose Tea Trophy Sec. A) Sarah Kelly
Best Clustered Flowered Rose (The Margaret & Cecil Wright Trophy Sec. C) Sarah Kelly
Best Climbing Rose (The Charlotte & Harold DeLagran Award Sec. C) Sarah Kelly
Best Miniature Rose (The Bob Whitlock Award Sec D&E) Sarah Kelly
Best Antique Rose (The Harry McGee Award Sec. F) Harry McGee
Best Shrub Rose (The Evelyn & Melvin Jenkinson Award Sec. H) Sarah Kelly
Best Overall in Design Classes (The Reg & Ruth Dodson Award Sec. L) Irina Code (Class 70)
Highest Points in Design Classes (The Joyce McGee Award Sec. L) Crystal Trojek
Highest Points in Cut Flowers (The Mary Galloway Award Sec.K) Veronica Richards
Highest Points in the Show (The Lambeth Horticultural Society Award) Sarah Kelly
Peoples Choice Award  Sheila Shearing

DOWN LOAD SCHEDULE HERE Schedule2015

Click on poster below if you wish to print it.

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Speakers – Past Meetings

David BilyeaMonday, June 20, 2016
Design Class: “It’s Summer” – an interpretive design
Speaker: DAVID BILYEA is a graduate of Ridgetown College and now is employed there as a weed science technician involved with weed control studies.
Topic: “Viny weeds of Ontario”
 

 

 

Image 1Monday, May 16, 2016
Speaker: MARION JARVIE is a passionate gardener and has been gardening in Thornhill for 40 years.  She has been involved with both the Toronto and International gardening communities. Marion is an accomplished photographer and enthusiastic educator. She teaches regularly at the Toronto Botanical Garden and has lectured all over North America and in the U.K.
Topic: Gardening Highlights

 

 

 

ImageMonday, April 18, 2016
Speaker: ROB LEBROW from Sedum Master, a company 9 years young, grows 120 different varieties of sedum that they use to create sedum blankets and panels, green roofs, living walls and other projects.
Topic: Sedum

 

 

 

David Sherry

Monday, March 21, 2016:
Speaker: DAVID SHERRY
UWO Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Biology and a member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience.
Topic: CHICKADEES
 

 

Monday, February 15, 2016:
Design: “Mini Garden Tour”
Bring 3, 5×7 photos showing highlights of your 2015 garden
Speaker: DENISE HODGINSOntario Diploma in Horticulture and writes for the London Free Press

Topic: The Monthly Garden To-Do List
Click here for a full review>
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beckyMonday, January 18, 2016:
Speaker: BECKY ELLIS
Coordinator of Sprouts Children’s Garden Program
(focusing on urban agriculture)
Topic: GARDENING WITH WILDLIFE”
Click here for a full review> BeckyEllisJan2016

Local Events of Interest

NATURE IN THE CITY 2016: 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Six series of illustrated talks on nature in the City of London Ontario.  Held at the Central Library 251 Dundas St. in the Wolf Performance Hall.  Free Admission. 2 hr. free validated parking in Citi Plaza during library hours.
January 26 – Birds of a Feather Respond to the Weather. Scott MacDougall-Shackleton (Western Univerrsity).
February 2 – Get Starry-Eyed on a Winter’s Night.  Ryan Fraser (astrophotographer, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada).
February 9 – The Slandered Serpent.  Scott Gillingwater (Upper Thames Conservation Authority).
February 16 – Warbler Woods: Much More Than Warblers.  Winnifred Wake (Nature London).
www.naturelondon.ca

Jan.23 to April 17, 2016: RBG Centre Winter Exhibit: REPTILE RENDEZVOUS. Interactive exhibit brings you face-to-face with fascinating animals while debunking common myths.
Royal Botanical Gardens 6880 Plains Rd. W. Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4.  More info: www.rbg.ca

Sat. February 13 & Sun. 14, 2016: Southern Ontario Orchid Society ORCHID SHOW. Toronto Botanical Garden 777 Lawrence Ave. East Toronto, ON , M3C 1P2.
General Admission: $12.00 cash only (Supervised Children under 12 free.  Hand held cameras only). More info: www.soos.ca

April 2, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm: “GO WILD GROW WILD” – “Adventurers, Gardeners, Nature Lovers, Families – welcome”. Agriplex, Western Fair District, London, ON.
See the best gear, native plant species and the most in -the-know people in the Carolinian region.  Admission: $5.00

July 29 to 31, 2016: OHA (Ontario Horticultural Association) Convention. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kitchener, ON, N2G 2K8. More info: www.gardenontario.org

Milkweed – Good news for Monarchs!

Milkweed is to be removed from the Ontario Noxious Weed List

London Free Press March 11, 2014

Go ahead: plant a milkweed, save a monarch.

The milkweed plant soon will be yanked from the province’s “noxious weed” list that would ordinarily require it be destroyed on crop-land.

Taking its place on the bad-plant list will be the quirkily named dog-strangling vine.

That’s a double score for butterfly lovers, who say the mandatory destruction of milkweed and the invasion of dog-strangling vine have contributed to an alarming population drop the queen of the butterflies.

Milkweed “is very, very important to monarchs. Their caterpillars eat only milkweed,” says Ann White of London, who is the butterfly count co-ordinator for Nature London.

But the plant has been vanishing from farm fields, field fringes and pastures, assisted by a provincial weed law that encourages herbicide treatment to prevent its spread.

White and other vocal lepidopterists have been lobbying the Ontario Agriculture Ministry for the changes.

Ministry spokesperson Mark Cripps said the proposed move is also an effort to improve the Ontario’s biodiversity.

Farmers so far haven’t objected, although the province is still receiving public comments to its environmental registry until April 14.

The invasive dog-strangling vine – a perennial that can grow as high as two metres but, despite its name, poses no threat to dogs – crowds out other plant life and is a menace in its own right.

Monarchs often lay eggs on its leaves but their larvae can’t survive on the plant, Cripps said. “It interrupts the monarch life cycle,” Cripps said.

Monarchs breed in Canada and the U.S. but migrate to a small forest in a mountainous area of Mexico, where they over-winter. There, their habitat is also being destroyed and the over-wintering population last year was calculated as the smallest in 20 years.

Noxious weeds:

Defined as plants harmful to living things (crops, livestock) and injurious to health.

  • 23 plants in Ontario on the list. Milkweed has been included because it can reduce crop yield and can be poisonous to livestock. Usually controlled by herbicides.
  • On current list are: common barberry, European buckthorn, bull thistle, Canada thistle, wild carrot, Colt’s foot dodder, goat’s beard, Johnson grass, knapweed, milkweed, nodding thistle, poison hemlock, poison ivy, proso millet, ragweed, yellow rocket, Russian thistle, Scotch thistle, sow thistle, cypress spurge, leafy spurge, tuberous vetchling, giant hogweed.
  • Everyone who owns crop land must destroy noxious weeds on it.
  • Everyone who has land near enough to farmland that noxious weeds could affect crops must also rid the property of those weeds.

Garden Tour 2014

The Lambeth Horticultural Society have their
Garden Tour every other year.This year will be our 14th tour!
SUNDAY JULY 13, 2014, 1-5 pm
Join us for a relaxing afternoon visiting the lovely gardens.
You will also have the opportunity to exchange tips and ideas.
Look for the OPEN GARDEN sign in the front yard on the day of the tour.
Flyers will be available at the Lambeth Public Library, 7112 Beattie St. July 3 to 12

The Tour is F R E E! of charge and held Rain or Shine

Get map here
or pick up a map on July 13 at 2335 Main St. from 12:45 to 4 pm

383 Wharncliffe Road North – Map Number 6
A very large back yard filled with a large variety of plants and ornamental features. There is a pond, a stream, and sitting area’s to relax in.

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383 Wharncliffe Rd.N_B

60 Foster AvenueMap Number 5
A front yard packed with beautiful lilies greets you, and a visit to the backyard will take you to “hosta heaven”.

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60 Foser Ave

4 Novelle CourtMap Number 4
Snapdragons abound in this garden. You will love the imaginative whimsical vignettes throughout the garden.  Take a peek in the shed that does double duty as an art studio for the grandchildren.

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4 Novelle Court_A

520 Huntington PlaceMap Number 3
Between the beautiful roses and perennials, this garden contains a very large variety of edible plants and trees to admire, heal and nurture. Ask Sophia and she will teach you all about them

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520 Huntington Pl_B

3117 Morgan AvenueMap Number 2
It is hard to believe that this garden is only 2 years old with such a large variety of perennial plant material, all carefully chosen and placed.

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3117 Morgan Ave_A

5 Woods Edge CloseMap Number 1
Descend into this back yard and you will enter a dream world of shade loving plants and trees. Take the bridge over the dry river bed and meander through swaths of carefully placed plants and flowers adorned with many interesting sculptures and artifacts.

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Rose and Flower Show 2014 – Awards list

Rose &  Flower Show “Downton Abbey Traditions”

June 18, 2014   Awards List

Award Winner
1. Best Rose in the show The Maud Hill Silver Bowl Sarah Kelly
2. Best Large Flowered Rose Red Rose Tea Trophy  (Sec. A) Michael Coleby
3. Best Clustered Flowered Rose The Margaret and Cecil Wright Trophy (Sec. B) Maureen Coleby
4. Best Climbing Rose The Charlotte & Harold DeLagran Award (Sec.C) John Obeda
5. Best Miniature Rose The Bob Whitlock Award (Sec D &E) Sarah Kelly
6. Best Antique Rose The Harry McGee Award (Sec.F) John Obeda
7. Best Shrub Rose The Evelyn & Melvin Jenkinson Award (Sec. H) Sarah Kelly
8. Best Overall in Design Classes The Reg & Ruth Dodson Award (Sec.L) Irina Code
9. Highest Points in Design Classes The Joyce McGee Award (Sec.L) Crystal Trojec
10. Highest Points in Cut Flowers The Mary Galloway Award (Sec.K) Veronica Richards
11. Highest Points in the Show The Lambeth Horticultural Society Award Sarah Kelly
12. Highest Points for Roses entered by a Novice The Wm. Saunders Rose Society Award Marg Holmes

 

Poster R&F show 2014

DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE HERE:  R&FshowSchedule2014

Pesticide allert

 

ATTENTION ALL GARDENERS!
Pollinators are the animals that pollinate over 90% of all flowering plants, and primarily include bees, flies, buterlfies, moths, and other insects.  “These beneficial insects are under pressure from loss of habitat, loss of food sources, disease, and pesticides” Pollination Guelph
According to a recent study by the Friends of the Earth, most of the plants sold at garden centres are contaminated by pesticides called NEONICOTINOIDS.  Neonicotinoids are poisons that impair the nervous system of insects and are linked to the decline of pollinators.  Neonicotinoids permeate all parts of a plant including the nectar and pollen.  Unfortunately, pollinators collect this poisoned nectar and pollen to bring back to others in their hives and dwellings.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
Grow bee-friendly plants, preferably native species, in your gardens.
Ask garden centres to sell neonicotinoid-free vegetable and bedding plants. Let the nursery know you will not buy plants grown with these pesticides.
More information at the Ontario Beekeepers Association.
Purchase organic vegetable and bedding plants or grow your plants from untreated seeds for your vegetable and flower gardens.
Buy organic food whenever possible.  Organic growing methods are much less harmful to pollinators.
A.C.E. (Advisory committee to the environment) has approached the City of London on providing more forage and habitat areas in park lands and the creation of habitat corridors between forage areas.

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