Herald - Issue 395

v GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE HERALD v 17th September 2020 • The HERALD • Page 45 RYAN FENCING Quality Fencing & Gates 07769 706516 • 023 8084 1203 www.ryan-fencing.co.uk • Find us on Facebook A J  GLEESON BUILDING & GROUNDWORK DRIVEWAYS EXTENSIONS BRICKWORK GROUNDWORK BLOCK PAVING Colours & Designs to suit your requirements Local Work Available to View CALL FOR A FREE QUOTATION New Forest & Southampton 023 8084 4180 Mobile: 07770 771475 Bramdene, Main Road, Dibden, Southampton Fred Hurst 023 8084 2191 or 07761 467217 • Grass Cutting • Garden Clearance • Hedge Cutting • Fallen Trees Cleared • Mini Digger Hire with Operator • Property Clearance • Small Demolition • Tractor Flail Cutting FULLY INSURED v FREE QUOTATIONS | DOWN THE GARDEN PATH | THE TREE WIZARD All aspects of tree surgery, garden maintenance and landscaping undertaken Family run business for over 20 years No Job Too Big or Small Please call 07552 977731 for a Free Quotation Foresters Flower Club’s Forthcoming Plans e members have missed their friends and owers during the pandemic, but will need to continue to be resourceful in the next few months and enjoy their gardens. Please keep it up, the bene ts of friends and owers to their health has been shown and it’s such a pleasure! Sadly, due to the pandemic, Foresters Flower Club will not be resuming until February 2021. Depending on Government advice and the pandemic: On 4th February 2021 they welcome everyone back to “New Beginnings of Foresters Flower Club” with a welcome back and demonstration by Marion and Mo. en on 4th March 2021 will be an entertainment evening incorporating their AGM. More details to follow. Pip Bensley has kindly agreed to reschedule her presentation to 2021, as have many other kind demonstrators who were booked for this year. 2021 looks to be an exciting, interesting and colourful year! All meetings are a ursday evening at Copythorne Parish Hall SO40 2NZ starting at 7.30. For more details please contact Debbie orne: 07769 830752. e Saturday gang of volunteers have been clearing the back border of the garden. ey have felled dead trees, removed brambles, ivy and roots. By the time you read this they will have had three tonnes of topsoil delivered in preparation of getting a Crab apple tree, an Amelanchier, wild cherry and elderberry. ExxonMobil and Waterside women have donated towards the costs of the trees and topsoil for which they are truly grateful. e trees will be coming later in the Autumn. e rest of the donations are going towards a Summerhouse so the bereavement group can use it and the volunteers can do their cream teas out of it. So watch this space for future exciting developments. e garden volunteers meet on a Monday and ursday morning from 9.30am to 12noon. Please contact Chris Bennett on 07795 976807 if you are interested in volunteering. Healthy Haven As midsummer owers start to fade, particularly with our recent hot weather, Rudbeckia, or Black Eyed Susan, takes over with its bright owers, with mid yellow or orange single or double petals surrounding a brown conical centre in daisy like blooms. Flowering from late summer through to mid-autumn, Rudbeckias are especially suited to prairie style borders and open sunny areas and combine well with other border perennials such as crocosmia, heleniums and grasses. ey are easy to grow and come in annual, biennial and perennial varieties. e annual and biennial types like the deep orange ‘Cherokee Sunset’ with double flowers and the dark ringed ‘Aries’ can be grown from seed in spring. While the perennial varieties like Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’, with its orange owers with yellow tips and yellow Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ can be planted from autumn to spring. Rudbeckias perform best in moist, well- drained soils in full sun and vary in height from 50cm to two metres, so there are options for any size of garden. Keep well-watered and deadhead regularly to encourage more owers. You can divide perennial clumps every few years to get more plants. Information about DPGA future events and Plant of the Week can be found on the Dibden Purlieu Gardening Association’s Facebook page www.facebook. com/dp55gardenclub/ BLOOMS OF THE SEASON By Dibden Purlieu Gardening Association