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A Spring photo of the nursery gardens

Ecological Gardening on the Increase

Gardening evokes emotion, passion and commitment in many people. It is a personal pastime people indulge in, that is enjoyed by the majority. Gardening not only keeps our bodies healthy it also keeps our minds agile and balanced. The benefits provided by establishing and maintaining gardens are numerous. For over 25 years I have been […]

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TheGib

Restoring the Gib

Every week for nearly two decades a small group of volunteers has been systematically weeding and assisting natural regeneration on Mt. Gibralter. Their goal is to rid the reserve of environmental weeds working from the top down. They are methodically removing all unwanted vegetation, freeing the forest from dominance by weeds such as English Ivy, […]

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Agapanthus  spreading into bushland

Why Plant Weeds?

If we truly wish to preserve the natural beauty of our surrounds for future generations, the planting of environmental weeds in gardens should cease. Viable and beautiful alternatives are available. The Southern Highlands is blessed with natural beauty. Surrounding our urban areas a bounty of biological diversity is provided within national parks, water catchment areas, […]

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Ivy climbing up Eucalypts in an EEC

Explaining Ecological Communities

Many different types of ecological communities exist within the Southern Highlands. It is important that people understand what an ecological community is as many of Wingecarribee Shire’s ecological communities are classified as endangered by either the State or Federal Government and are protected by law. An ecological community is defined as a group of actually […]

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Callistemon salignus and Acmena smithii

Why Plant Natives

For over thirty years I have been passionate and enthusiastic when creating native landscapes and preserving the beauty and abundance of our natural environment. Most newcomers to the Southern Highlands (long term locals traditionally calling them “blow-ins”) embark upon a quest to establish exotic landscapes, the most common being the English or Tuscan garden. These […]

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