Monday, June 25, 2007

Cool link:
Pteridophytes: The ferns and their allies
  • ferns
  • Sunday, June 10, 2007

    BOOK FOR SALE - $11
    The Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region Inc
    1957 to 2007
    50 years of Knowing and Growing Australian Plants.
    by Jan Sked

    Ruth has 9 of these to sell. A comprehensive history and a trip down memory lane!

    Friday, May 11, 2007

    Interesting Links:

    The May 2007 ABC 'Gardening Australia' has a large supplement by NGIA (the Nursery and Garden Industry Association) and they feature plans for an Aussie Kitchen Garden - see link:
  • Aussie Kitchen Garden

  • The following is a Victoria based site for sustainable gardens - you can subscribe free to their monthly on-line magazine:
  • magazine

  • This site also has ideas for a native garden:
  • Native Plants
  • Sunday, February 18, 2007

    SGAP Gladstone Calendar:
    Thursday 1 March:
    Meet 2pm at Tondoon Visitors - set up display

    Sunday 4 March:
    Clean up Australia Day, meet 8 am at Canoe Point
    1pm Garden visit at Pacific Ranch
    2:30pm bushland visit

    Sunday 8 April:
    Property visit - "Stowe Park" - Calliope
    Meet 8:45am in front of hall, Stirrat St, Calliope
    Biodynamics talk

    Sunday 20 May:
    Meet 9am at Benaraby Service Station
    Travel to Turkey Beach, Bush walk of 1 and a half Km.

    Sunday 3 June:
    Ecofest at Tondoon Gardens
    Set up 4pm Sat and from 7am Sunday
    Bush Tucker display and walk by Lyn Field

    Sat 9, 10, 11, June:
    50th anniversary of SGAP Qld at Brisbane.
    Dinner, garden visits, history of SGAP book launch

    Sunday 24 June:
    Meet 10am at Tondoon Gardens (Admin area)
    Propogation workshop and guest speaker.

    Sunday 8 July:
    Meet at 9am at Visitors Information Centre, Miriam Vale.
    Travel to a property in the area (full fuel tank required)

    Sunday 19 August:
    Meet at 9am at Road House on Agnes Water and Fingerboard Rd
    Travel to Deepwater property. Camping overnight on Saturday available (BYO everything)
    Full fuel tank required

    September (Date to be announced)
    Garden awards - Judges dinner, talk and morning tea, coach tour of winning gardens - book early!!

    Sunday 18 Oct
    Meet at 22 Cathurbie Crt, New Auckland. Garden visit (winner of Novice garden 2006)

    Sunday 19 Nov
    Meet at 10am at Tondoon Gardens (admin). Visit to extra land aquired for Tondoon extension. Bird spotting, creek and eucalypt woodland

    Sunday 9 Dec
    Meet at 10am at Lake Awoonga for break up. Talks, weed spotting, lunch.

    Sunday, February 11, 2007

    Waterwise articles:

    "Effective watering in the garden" - by Keith Townsend

    This is an excellent article on pages 4 - 5 of the Land for Wildlife newsletter (see link below)

    "Waterwise and Waterless gardens" - by Merv Hodge

    Also an excellent article on pages 6 - 7 of the same newsletter (see link below)

  • Land for Wildlife Queensland Summer 2007