Circle: North-Eastern Cape

Branch: Sterkstroom

Study field: Agriculture

Reporter: Antoinette van Pletzen

Date: 10 May  2017



Sterkstroom se entoesiastiese lede en besoekers het in die pragtige tuin van Morgenzon Gastehuis op Sterkstroom bymekaar gekom vir hul Landbouvergadering, wat ook Blommerangskikking ingesluit het. Adele Richardson gave members “The 7 Lovely Logistics”: 1. Make peace with your past so it doesn’t spoil your present. 2. What others think of you is none of your business. 3. Time heals almost everything – Give Time the time. 4. No one is the reason of your happiness except yourself. 5. Don’t compare your life with others; You have no idea what their journey is all about. 6. Stop thinking too much – It’s alright not to know all the answers. 7. Smile – you don’t own all the problems in the world.


Caroline Wilson, Les Larter & Adele Richardson


Caroline Wilson and Les Larter from Dordrecht shared their love and knowledge of gardening. Caroline demonstrated how to make a flower arrangement with foliage or small flowers, while Les showed which shrubs can be used for foliage, as well as screening plants. Every bride’s bouquet should contain myrtle, which symbolizes fertility. Tree lucerne lasts all year and don’t forget the different grass types. Hang Bay leaf branches in the pantry to deter weavels and mites. Fish moths will flee if branches of thyme and rosemary are hung inside.


Caroline’s completed arrangement, with Les’s buckets with branches in the background.


Plante in die area wat redelik gehard is:

Vir ‘n heining of verder weg van die huis: Cherry Laurel, Cottoneaster, Holy Mahonia, Hawthorn, Nandina, Bamboes, Blinkblaar, Bay Tree, New Zealand Flax


Nader aan huis – ornamenteel: Pittosporum  (variëteit  en gewoon), Choisya (Mexican Orange), Myrtus Communis, Hypericum St John Wort, Buddleia, Forsythia, Abelia, Viburnum  (Groot en klein blaar), Boom lusern, Pheasant Berry (bladwisselend), Rosa of Gallica, Ruscus, Wild Oats (Grass), Rosemary


Almal was ook baie opgewonde oor die gelukkige trekkings met tuinbenodigdhede as pryse!







Die gastehuis het verskeie troeteldiere. Die mak meerkat het veral gehou van my serp en handsak!