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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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Creating a tranquil garden

Why do people use the same old boring plants to create gardens that are as inspiring as an accountant’s suit“? (with apologies to all our colourful accountant readers) Over the holiday period I had the privilege of seeing a re-run of ‘Australian Story’ on ABC TV, featuring Dame Elizabeth Murdoch. Certainly an intelligent and compassionate […]

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