KINGDOM: PlantaeFAMILY: Hemerocallidaceae (hem err ohh kalahh DAY see eye)GENUS: Hemerocallis The daylily’s botanical name, Hemerocallis, means ‘beauty for a day’, and indeed most daylily flowers open in the morning and die by nightfall. However, each flower stem (also called a scape) typically has at least a dozen flower buds, so the plant stays in […]
It is all happening again! The 2019 Christmas Party will be held at the Greenhouse Tavern (on the corner of the Pacific Highway and Bray St). Come along at 12 for a 12:30pm start on Tuesday 10 December. There will be raffles, … including the drawing of the Mega Raffle (chainsaw, hedge trimmer and battery […]
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 […]
Happening at the Cavanbah Centre on Friday 20th September at 7:30pm. Light refreshments provided by the Club Committee. Any information ring Maria.
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 […]
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 […]
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: https://youtu.be/GPbWJPsBPdA The […]
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 […]