The eremophilas are a large group of native plants that are gaining in horticultural popularity. In the last few years many varieties have appeared in nurseries.
Dar Brookes While the hot topic a month ago was the lack of rain, now that the spring break has relieved the dry, the current hot topic has become one of the weeds.
Warren Sheather The Waterfall Way, east of Armidale leads to three interesting national parks. Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, New England National Park and Cathedral Rocks National Park, as well as having stunning scenery and extensive walking tracks, are home to a bewildering range of native plants.
Dar Brookes Spare a thought for those whose gardens have been decimated by hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. We may have had strong winds here recently, but nothing like Irma!
Warren Sheather The westringias are members of the Lamiaceae family in company with the culinary mints and the native mint bushes (Prostantheras). There are 25 species and some cultivars.
Dar Brookes Rain, or the lack of it, is certainly one of the hot topics at the moment.
Warren Sheather East of Armidale there is a trio of world class National Parks. First we have Oxley Wild Rivers National Park then New England National Park and close by is Cathedral Rock National Park. A wide range of native plants are protected in these areas.
Warren Sheather Spring is almost with us and local gardens and bushland are glowing as the acacias or wattles are beginning to bloom.
Dar Brookes August is often a windy month, so hold on to your hats when you are out getting your daily dose of sunshine!
Warren Sheather Spring is almost upon us and local gardens and bushland are starting to glow as the wattles begin their annual floral extravaganza. Australia is home to nearly 1000 different acacias or wattles.