Archive for September 2019

Winning Gardens Open This Sunday

The gardens will be open this Sunday 22 September 2019 from 10am until 4pm. There will also be a list of open gardens in The Advocate tomorrow 21 Sep – this list will be the first placed gardens in the whole blocks entered in categories 1-6, new home/new garden, Waterwise A&B and all entrants in…

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Business end of the Comp

The judging is complete and it’s time to culminate all the scores and work towards organising for the Presentation Night. The night will kick off 7pm, 20 September 2019 at the Cavanbah Centre, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour. After the presentation of awards and prizes the Garden Club will host a supper for all. Hope we…

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Presentation Night 2019

Happening at the Cavanbah Centre on Friday 20th September at 7:30pm. Light refreshments provided by the Club Committee. Any information ring Maria.

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Tillandsias

Part of the Bromeliad family, Tillandsias have many forms in cultivation and most produce brightly coloured appealing blooms on delicate flower spikes directly from the centre of each plant. These easy to grow, true ‘air plants’ are often used in display pieces on driftwood and tree branches. Perhaps the better known Tillandsias is ‘Old Man’s Beard’ Tillandsia…

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Brown Lace Lerp

The Brown Lace Lerp is an oval, flat and soft 4mm long critter. Their wings are transparent with a wing-span of 6mm. Brown Lace Lerp feed on Eucalyptus trees. They are a small psyllid that live under a small shell-like cover called a Lerp.  Adults appear in summer and lay batches of 50-100 eggs. Eggs…

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Bower Birds

Such interesting birds. This is a post from January 2018 but thought it could do with an ‘airing’ as we have some busy Satin Bowerbirds in our garden at the moment and thought there may be other gardeners experiencing the same. David Attenborough in this clip discusses Animal behaviour of the Australian Bowerbird: The research…

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Judging Dates for Spring Comp

Entries are now closed for the 2019 Spring Garden Competition. Key Dates: Sun 15 Sep Northern Beaches from Diggers Beach to Corindi Mon 16 Sep Toormina, Sawtell, Boambee & Bonville and Schools Tue 17 Sep Coffs City area and Orara Valley Fri 20 Sep, 7pm Presentation Night at the Cavanbah Centre, Harbour Drive Coffs Entrants…

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