Dates to note

If you’re intending to pop along to Laurie Jeyes’ rose-pruning demonstration and talk at Palmers Bethlehem this weekend, please note that the day is Sunday (not Saturday as I’ve had it listed till just now, sorry about that) and that you have two chances to see him in action – 1.30pm and 3pm. Laurie is very experienced and a good teacher.

I’ve also heard this week that there will be no Western Bay of Plenty Camellia Society show this year (usually in August) due to ill health. All going well, club members plan to be back next year.

Gael Blaymires has moved into Te Puke but Looking Glass Garden hasn’t yet sold and is still open to the public. Make a note now to visit during daffodil season as it may be the last chance to see the “host of golden daffodils”. The bulbs will start flowering from early August, Gael says, with peak blooming from mid-August to the end of the month. “Please wear sensible shoes,” she advises visitors.

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