Mount George Memos August 9, 2017

Hi, readers! Have you been enjoying the beautiful, warm, sunny days lately? It is just the type of weather to get out in the garden and remove the plants the colder nights have had a bad effect on.

I woke up one morning last week and noticed that where there had been a bed of yellow and orange nasturtiums with beautiful green leaves, there were now withered plants with sick looking flowers which needed to be removed, and several frost-bitten shrubs which had to be cut back because the frost had really visited the garden through the night.

There is no doubt the native plants are much hardier than those introduced from other countries but I notice the bulbs I didn’t remove completely when they died off after flowering are shooting almost as though spring is in the air, as the days would have us believe.

It’s a shame the days and nights don’t seem to be communicating very well yet, though. On the positive side- the lawns don’t need mowing and the washing dries well.

It is to be hoped the days stay sunny until after the Back to Mount George day on August 26. It would be a shame to have rain that Saturday.

All seems to be in hand for a great day. There will be one more meeting of the organisers before hand to fine tune the last minute hitches. This will be on Tuesday, August 22 at the hall.

The local fire brigade will be having a meeting on Tuesday, August 15 at 7.30pm at the fire shed. All members are asked to attend.

The Reserve Trust will meet at 1576 Nowendoc Road on Thursday, August 24 at 7.30pm if things go to plan (which they don’t always do).

News is light on this week. I suppose everyone entering the billy cart derby is putting the final touches to their new, improved billy carts in hopes of being the champion for the next 12 months.

By the way, if you see members of the P&C selling tickets at Coles or Bunnings in the neat future, please stop and buy some. They are fundraising to help get the pupils to school camp later in the year.