Persatuan Pekebunan Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan
Selangor and Federal Territory Gardening Society
(251 Selangor)
All Things Grow with Love

Our Esteemed Patron
YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr Chong Hon Nyan
PSM, DSGM, JMN, KMN, AMN, MA (Cantab), RCD (Singapore), DSc (Hon)

ACTIVITY FOR AUGUST 2016 — Double Feature

    Talk 1: Rid-Weed, a ready-to-use weedkiller by Mr Eric Ho, Home garden specialist, Hextar International
    Talk 2: Showcase on Gardening tools by a representative from Makita Power tools (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
    Date: Saturday, 6 August 2016
    Time: 3.30pm
    Venue: Damansara Jaya Community Centre, 1A, Jalan SS22/26, Damansara Jaya (Coming from Atria enter Jalan SS22/11, the road after the Petronas station behind KDU, then take first right turn)

Synopsis of Talk 1: Rid-weed is a new product (already registered and available) of Hextar. Its ready-to-use formulation makes it ideal for controlling those weeds in your garden.  The talk will cover the chemistry of the weedkiller, how to use it in various ways, and some useful tips on safety. SFTGS will be privileged to listen to this first presentation by the company to the public.

Synopsis of Talk 2: Makita will share with Members a range of gardening tools they have available which will make the chores in your garden much easier and less taxing.

As there is very limited parking along Jalan SS 22/26, please park along Jalan SS 22/11 where there are many parking lots. No parking fees on Saturday! It is just a short walk to the venue from there. Please do not park outside people’s houses and inconveniencing them.
     There will be a charge of RM10.00 for members and RM15.00 for non-members to pay for rental of the venue.
     Please confirm your attendance with Ms Lina Santiago 011-28588786) – call or sms.

For the past year we have been moving from place to place for our talks because we have not been able to find a suitable, reasonably priced, convenient and permanent venue. Prices for rental have been going up, up, up! For this constant movement, we apologise to Members if it has caused you any inconvenience.
     We hope that this current venue will be the ideal choice. The only drawback is we are not permitted to serve food, but mineral water will be available. In spite of this, the charges will remain unchanged to cover rental and a little something for the speakers. We hope you understand.

Volume 3 - Climbers, Bulbs,
Rhizomes, Tubers, Foliage Plants

This third volume of “Gardening in Malaysia” as with our previous two volumes, provides gorgeous photographs accompanied by useful information about the plants themselves. The subjects of this volume are climbers, bulbs, rhizomes, tubers and foliage plants. Some as you will appreciate are prima donnas like stephanotis demanding constant attention, while others like Honolulu creeper will happily reach for the sky with hardly a glance. We hope this volume will help you choose the most suitable plant for your garden. In addition there are eighteen chapters, many more than in previous volumes, with practical advice to guarantee you the most beautiful specimens of these lovelies.

ISBN 978-967-11225-2-5, A5 (146x207mm) size, Softcover, Colour plates

Price: RM28 per copy. Price inclusive of packing and postage (within Malaysia Only). Download this form for your orders. Contact: Selangor & FT Gardening Society h/p 011-28588786 or Lina Santiago 016-2318504.

Contents of Issue 3 - 2015:

  • Photos-Community Farming in Urban Areas
  • Editorial
  • Community Farming in an Urbank Area
  • Mini-Carnival "Gardening for Health"
  • Photos of Mini-Carnival
  • Trivia
  • Photos - royal Floria 2015
  • Royal Floria 2015
  • Schynige Platte Botanical Garden
  • Composting is an Important Process
  • Composting step by step (photos)
  • Photos: Schynige Platte Botanical Garden

Look out for Coming Attactions for 2016!

1. Half-day Gardening Course on "Composting and Pruning" at UPM Serdang by a Master Gardener in 2016. Fee: RM30 per head. limited to 20 persons only! Please pre-register to be guaranteed a place.

Guide to Gardening in Small Spaces

We are proud to announce that Ms Stephanie Choo, one of our members as well as a columnist in NST, has published the above book. The book is published by MPH under its MasterClass Series (no less!).

Those of you who live in a terrace or link house with limited garden space, or in an apartment with no land to speak of, will find this book full of useful information for gardening with such restrictions.

The book, in full colour, sells at RM35.90 per copy, and is available at all MPH bookstores. Do get yourself a copy!

— Dr Tan Swee Lian, President, SFTGS