Following our successful 2019 Succulents Sale several members were motivated to strike new plants for sale the following year – but 2020 brought unforeseen challenges. The sale that year was cancelled as a deadly virus confined everyone to their homes. Meanwhile the once baby succulents kept growing and dividing and growing and growing; taking over verandas and patios, spare rooms and living spaces. Well meaning horticuluralists were trapped indoors with a rampant vegetative invader. The world had not known such horror since the Day of the Triffids! Thankfully relief is at hand and we are able to announce our 2021 Succulents Sale. The sale will be held on Sunday, March 7th from 10am to 4pm at the Albert Park Bowls Club, St Vincent Gardens and is a COVIDSafe registered event. This year, expect more plants, expect bigger plants, and expect the usual low prices. These really do make attractive low maintenance additions to your home … unless of course you try to grow 500 of them in a highrise apartment!
Most of us are missing our bowling but spare a thought for those whose season highlight is the dramatic presentation of the Most Valuable Player award. Due to the virus lockdown, Presentation Night was not held and there was no nailbiting anticipation as the presenter declared “with just 6 rounds to go the race for most valuable player looked like this … then came unlucky round 13 and our erstwhile leader was panned by rinkmates and opponents alike …“.
But wait! there’s a 2020 Presentation Night Report for all of us to digest in the safety of our own homes. True you’ll not be able to relive the tense drama of the contest for most valuable player but there are a couple of player ranking tables based on the match ‘exit polls’. Other sections of the report, which are arguably more concrete, sum up both the club’s winter and summer pennant performances while the final section contains a roll call of those who have triumphed in this season’s Club Championships. Enjoy!
The very latest edition of our Parkers newsletter can be accessed here. Read about the upcoming tea party in support of the Cancer Council where you can say farewell to a stalwart of our club. ‘Who is that stalwart?’ you might ask – none other than our quirky fading carpet. Some might say, ‘good riddance’, but be advised, there will be no prize for the first person to say ‘I miss our old carpet’. Also in this edition is a fascinating timeline of our club’s history, an introduction to Albert and notification of a sale of succulents in the Spring. Succulents? – is that what’s been growing on our old carpet?