Police to give gardeners hints and tips on safety

WHEN the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club Inc. meets on Thursday morning, September 3 at the Enoggera Memorial Hall, the guest speaker will be a representative from the Queensland Police Service.

The topic will be Senior Safety Precautions.

You might think this subject is a bit unusual for a garden club, but nowadays - especially for seniors, personal safety and protection of belongings is of the utmost importance.

Hardly a day goes by without there being an item in the newspaper or on TV about a senior being assaulted and robbed, carjacked, losing identity and money from their bank accounts through a scammer, or defrauded by an unprofessional tradesman or salesperson.

Most of those attending garden club meetings are seniors who grew up during the years when there was a great deal of trust, so the information imparted by the guest speaker will convey the pitfalls and the precautions to take to preserve safety.

When autograph books were in fashion, one of the verses written was "Love many. Trust few. Always paddle your own canoe".

With the way some members of our society behave today, that adage from days gone by might be a good one to observe.

In August, gardeners have plenty of things to do such as removing bindi-eye from the lawn before it goes to seed, sowing seeds for summer annuals and vegetables, and checking if aphids are attacking new growth.

Pure soap sprays provide a safe control of this pest, or squashing them between your finger and thumb works too.

Be careful not to crush the new growth in the process.

The meeting commences with morning tea at 9.45am and visitors and new members are most welcome.

The Enoggera Memorial Hall which is close to public transport, is situated at the corner of Wardell and Trundle streets, Enoggera

For more information, please phone Pat, the president, on 3356 1256.

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