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    Helping your Garden Handle the Heat of Summer

    Summer is a great time of year, the long hot days spent at the beach or relaxing under the shade of a tree (when you get the chance). But what about the garden?. Even a well thought out garden can suffer in a 40 degree plus run of Summer days. ...

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Leylandii in the Southern Highlands

The Problem with Leylandii Whilst not declared an environmental weed in this Shire (Yet!), this plant is certainly an undesirable, nuisance plant in the Southern Highlands and many other areas. We are not alone in this opinion. Earlier this year at a Wingecarribee Council meeting, many concerns about the extensive use of this plant in […]

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Gardening in the 21st Century

For many years Wariapendi has been in conflict with the traditional Southern Highlands gardener who believes that Leylandii Pines, Photinia hedges and Manchurian Pears are the Mecca when it comes to gardens. In our eyes this is what we call “that 70’s look” and it should be left behind. We firmly believe they should have […]

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Climate Change Update

Australia’s outlook is for an even more sunburnt country with extremes of prolonged droughts alternated with flooding rains. Last week the Bureau of Meteorology released the latest “State of the Climate” report which outlined climate change is happening and is having a tangible impact on Australia. Our country is experiencing very hot days more frequently and […]

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Why Plant Native Windbreaks?

The Southern Highlands has experienced its fair share of windy weather this winter. A well designed windbreak can be a welcome relief from the wind. Native plants are a crucial choice in developing windbreaks – with correct species selection you can achieve a long-lived, sustainable and beautiful windbreak that not only provides protection from the wind, […]

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Winter Worries

Disease Winter can be a hazardous time of year for health with the ‘Flu and colds running rampant through the population, and the plant world is no different. With the excess moisture in the air and less drying out of plant surfaces, winter creates a ripe environment for the spread of fungal disease amongst plants. […]

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Bundanoon Garden Club Slideshow

Earlier this month Warren gave a talk at the monthly meeting of the Bundanoon Garden Club. One of the main focuses of the talk was on “Busting the Myths about Native Plants”. Unfortunately there are a lot of myths out there about using native plants in your garden. Most of this comes about because of ignorance […]

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