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Birds in the garden

So what sort of garden is best for attracting birds? Birds are very territorial and occupy various niches. Some birds occupy the upper canopies of trees, some the middle canopy, some the understorey and some the ground stratum. Our gardens should ideally have a range of habitats, which then provide a home for a broad […]

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Bringing Home our Flowers

(Gardening Australia Fact Sheet – Australian Cut Flower). Australia has a diverse and unique native flora that has evolved on our island continent in a wide range of environments from tropical rainforest, inland deserts, temperate forests, sandy heaths and alpine meadows. It has been estimated that there are up to 25,000 different plant species in […]

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Bringing in the Birds

In the Southern Highlands we have an amazing range of birds that occur naturally. Surrounding our urban areas a bounty of biological diversity is provided within national parks, water catchment areas, nature reserves and state forests. Bringing in the birds to our urban areas makes sense as they provide many benefits such as pollination, seed […]

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Stopping that Wind

Recent gale force winds caused havoc to our lifestyles. They inflicted damage to infrastructure and many gardens.  Effective windbreaks can greatly reduce the impact of gale force winds. Having been a resident of the Southern Highlands for over thirty years I have become accustomed to the ferocity of winds experienced in our region. Traditionally they […]

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Colour in the Winter Garden

Winter can be a rather sad time in traditional highland gardens. Adding colour and the sounds of nature to gardens over winter can brighten our lives. By incorporating colour into the garden during winter we reduce some of the negative impacts winter has on our souls. Traditional highland gardens are geared to provide maximum colour […]

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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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