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
Our next meeting will be held on
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16,2014
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
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.
60 Foster Avenue – Map Number 5
A front yard packed with beautiful lilies greets you, and a visit to the backyard will take you to “hosta heaven”.
4 Novelle Court – Map 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.
520 Huntington Place – Map 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
3117 Morgan Avenue – Map 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.
5 Woods Edge Close – Map 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.
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, 2014
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.
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Rose & Flower Show
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Lambeth United Church – 4268 Colonel Talbot Rd.
1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Awards Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Door Prizes and Tea Room (1-5 pm) included
Everyone is welcome to enter in the show
Poster R&F show 2014
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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.
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.
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.
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm: “COUNTRY GARDEN A “Fair”. No admission charge. Come join us for a fun family day and see what we grow in our garden. Unique “From my Garden” products and other vendors for your shopping therapy. fun Children & family acitivities, garden related demonstrations. Refreshments available. 16210 Eight Mile Road, Arva, ON. (corner of Eight Mile Rd. and Prospect Hill Rd., west of Thorndale). 519-461-0037 www.frommygardenca
Saturday, Sept.6, 2014 -8am – 6pm: London Fanshawe Horticultural Society BUS TRIP. U of Guelph Trial Garden and Urban Organic Farm tour and talk/ Paradise Garden Cafe (lunch) & Butterfly Conservatory Cambridge/ Belgian Nursery Breslau. $60.00 (for Hort members). More info: Ann Larkin 519-433-6261 or email@example.com
October 2013: Congratulations to Justin Parsons, a recent graduate of Sir George Ross Secondary School. At the school’s October Awards and Commencement program, Justin was the recipient of the Lambeth Horticultural Society Award. This is presented to a graduating student who shows interest and skill in the Horticultural program. Justin also received the Transportation award for the school. We wish him well with his future endeavours.
January 21, 2013: Lambeth Horticultural Society member Marie Galloway was surprised with the presentation of the President’s Award at the January general meeting. Marie recently retired as a Director after many years as the Registrar for the Society.
Using her secretarial experience and organizational skills developed as a secretary with the London School board, Marie streamlined the registration process. Many members appreciated her personal touch in keeping them aware of activities.
Orchids are one of Marie’s area of expertise, her greenhouse is often “in bloom”. She shows and helps at Orchid Show presentations. While we will miss Marie on the Board of Directors we will continue to enjoy seeing her at monthly meetings and benefit from her experience with special events.
Thank you Marie for your devotion to the Lambeth Horticultural Society.
October 25, 2012: The 2012 Senior Awards and Commencement Program for Sir George Ross Secondary School was held on October 25. The Lambeth Horticultural Society donates an award to a graduating student from the horticultural program.
this year, the recipient was Zachary Tait. Congratulations to Zachary! May your future be filled with success and happiness.
November 23, 2011: Congratulations to Charlie Briggs, a graduate of Fanshawe College in London.
Charlie is the recipient of the Lambeth Horticultural Society Award presented during the November 23rd commencement exercises. This award is presented to a graduating student who deserves recognition for contributions to the Horticultural program at Fanshawe College. Best Wishes to Charlie with his future endeavours in Thunder Bay.
October 20, 2011: Congratulations to Madeline Graham, a graduate of Sir George Ross Secondary School in London.
Madeline is the recipient of the Lambeth Horticultural Society Award presented during the October 20th commencement exercises. This award is presented to a graduating student who deserves recognition for contributions to the Horticultural program at Sir George Ross Secondary. Best wishes to Madeline with her future endeavours.
June 18, 2011: Congratulations to Aaron Jarry, a graduate of Thames Secondary School.
Aaron is the recipient of the Lambeth Horticultural Society Award presented during the June 16th commencement exercises. This award is presented to a graduating student who deserves recognition for contributions to the Horticultural program at Thames Secondary. Best wishes to Aaron with his future endeavours.
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014 – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
*** LAMBETH UNITED CHURCH (4268 Colonel Talbot Rd.)
SOUTH PARKING LOT ***
This is Lambeth Horticultural Societies biggest fund raiser.
You can help by:
- Dividing any perennials as soon as the ground is workable.
- Pot the divisions up and label them.
- Bring any seedlings of annuals or perennials or tropical house plants (label them too)
- Small trees, shrubs and bushes are also welcome.
Bring your contributions by 7:30 am on the day of the sale.
Good Quality COMPOST for sale.
If you need assistance regarding the pick up of plants, please call Cheryl at 519-857-9484
A Rain garden is
a shallow, bowl-shaped bed (6 -12″ deep), planted near a building or paved surface. When it rains, water from downspouts is directed to the rain garden where it soaks into the ground over the following day or two and replenishes our precious drinking water aquifers.
Rain gardens soak up stormwater before it becomes a problem. Typically rain in urban areas runs off across paved surfaces, picking up pollutants like pet waste, fertilizer, cigarette butts, fuels and solvents and deposits them, untreated into the nearest lake or stream via the storm sewer. The result is often closed beaches, endangered aquatic life and compromised drinking source waters.
is an online gallery of beautiful rain gardens from across the province, country and hopefully, the world. By displaying images of rain gardens we hope to inspire viewers to do the same – build a rain garden and start soaking up stormwater and protecting our water!
Raingardentour.ca is a project of Green Communities Canada. For more information about Green Communities’ initiatives that are taking action to protect streams and rivers, visit www.slowrain.ca