Housefly Musca domestica The housefly is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha. They are able to move their wings 200 times per second and can fly at the speed of almost 8kms per hour. Some facts about houseflies: Houseflies live on a liquid diet – they tend to live off a diet based on liquids due to […]

Airport Garden Maintenance Cancelled

The airport garden maintenance planned for tomorrow 1 June has been cancelled. The airport Administration are conducting their handover to the new owners so are super busy with that. We look forward to getting back on the tools, Tues 8 July at 11am.

Barangaroo Point Park, from wasteland to awesomeness

This is the newest foreshore park in Sydney, marking the transformation of one of the city’s oldest industrial sites into what it is today – a spectacular, six hectare headland open space for everyone to welcome and enjoy. This is an incredible transformation –  I walked the old wharf quite some time ago and am […]

Japanese Sunflower

Currently (late May) there are abundant yellow flowers growing up the steep slopes where banana plantations at Korora and other places along the Coffs Coast.   This intrigued me when we first moved up here to Coffs Harbour – just what were these plants? This question led me to ask the Coffs Harbour Landcare group […]

Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea

This Thursday (27 May) at 10am, we are in for a special time at the Woopi Community Gardens, 79 Scarborough Street, Woolgoolga as we will be supporting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea there. We all know someone who has been touched by cancer or sadly lost their battle to it and this is an enjoyable way […]

June 2021 – Pansy

image S. Reid KINGDOM: Plantae ORDER: Malpighiales FAMILY:  Violaceae GENUS: Viola   The pansy is a type of large-flowered hybrid plant cultivated as a garden flower. It is derived by hybridization from several species in the section Melanium of the genus Viola, particularly Viola tricolor, a wildflower of Europe and western Asia known as heartsease. […]

Native Australian Bees

There are around 20,000 species of bees – only one of which is the common honeybee. They come in a myriad of colours, only a few species making honey and contrary to common belief, most bees don’t dance and stinging does not necessary mean instant death – some never sting at all, including native Australian […]

2021 Coffs Harbour Show

A wonderful, happy crew at the Coffs Harbour Show – Joan, Carol, Margaret H and Flower, Garden and Home Produce Chief Steward Margaret Franks. These ladies are standing in front of a display in the Pavilion put together by members of Woolgoolga and Coffs Garden Clubs. Thank you to all who participated in this activity […]

Peaceful Coffs Coast Garden

The Thursday, 29 April outing was held on a glorious Coffs Coast day and members from both Woolgoolga and Coffs Garden Clubs enjoy the peaceful Coffs Harbour Garden of CHGC member Ruth. Ruth has a wonderful array of plants in her garden and lots of interesting places to wander. Thank you to Ruth and her […]

May 2021 – Banksia

image Karlo Taliana from Australian Plants Society NSW KINGDOM: Plantae ORDER: Proteales FAMILY: Proteaceae TRIBE: Bansieae GENUS: Banksia The Proteaceae family has around 170 species and Banksia is one of those. These Australian natives are easily recognised by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting ‘cones’. They range in size from prostrate woody shrubs to trees […]