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What I have learnt trying to grow our native plants.

What I have learnt trying to grow our native plants.

1. Planting under Gum Trees

To maximize your success establishing new plants to grow under gum trees, plant them as close to the trunk as possible. The reasons you do this are: there are very few tree feeder roots to rob your plant of nutrients and moisture. The second and less obvious is all about increasing the moisture of the soil.
During rain, a lot of water runs down the trunks of the tree and hence toward your newly planted plant.

 

2. A Great Screening Plant

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Jeff's Tips

CONSERVATION POLICY...

Jeff's tips are free for all Australian Plants Society members to download.

Hoping that these tips provided by Jeff Howes can be of use, and hopefully save, improve or produce further plants for the garden.

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Most of these Fact Sheets are saved as PDF files:

A few facts about Ceratopetalum gummiferum
Cottage garden plants
Growing native plants in clay soils
Planning suburban gardens
Propagation
Pruning guide with pictures
Reliable plants for the Sydney region
Waratahs
Why grow Australian natives
Xeriscape garden



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Native Plants - April 2015

The April 2015 issue of Native Plants for NSW is now available for members to download.

See attachment below

Contents

Introduction.................................. 3
Fire! Fire! Part 1............................ 4
What’s on your head? APS hats................. 9
How to rescue a pot-bound plant.............. 10
If only I weren’t a Zieria................... 16
May gathering & AGM.......................... 20
2015 ANPSA Conference........................ 21
Pools to Ponds March gathering............... 22
ANPSA Website................................ 24
2015 APS NSW AGM............................. 27
District Group directory..................... 29
Membership form.............................. 30
Vice Presidents’ report...................... 33
Seed Bank update............................. 34
Conservation Report.......................... 36
APS NSW 2015 Get-together.................... 38
Get-together Registration form............... 41
FJC Rogers Seminar 2014...................... 42
Burrendong 50th anniversary.................. 46
Goulburn Wetlands............................ 48
Study Groups notes........................... 51
APS NSW contacts,
committees and services...................... 59
Attachments:
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Native Plants - July 2015

The July 2015 issue of Native Plants for NSW is now available for members to download.

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Contents

Introduction................................. 3
Report from May gathering.................... 4
Fertilisers for native plants ............... 6
Life Member – Pat Pike....................... 8
Life Members – Robin & Ron Davies........... 10
Conservation Award – Bill Hardin............ 12
Light from the Firebush..................... 14
Acacia dawsonii............................. 20
Fire! Fire! Part 2: Action Stations......... 22
Making the most of spring events............ 24
Where are those elusive terrestrials?....... 28
District Group directory.................... 29
Acacia baileyana – a hybrid problem......... 33
Persoonias as garden plants................. 34
Seed Bank update............................ 41
President’s report.......................... 42
Royal Easter Show........................... 44
2014 Financial Statements................... 46
Study Groups notes.......................... 51
Study Groups directory...................... 54
The well-connected enthusiast............... 56
2015 ANPSA conference....................... 57
APS NSW contacts, committees and services... 59
Attachments:
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Native Plants - October 2015

The October 2015 issue of Native Plants for NSW is now available for members to download.

See attachment belowNative Plants for NSW - October 2015

Contents

Introduction.......................................... 3
Evolution of a garden and gardener.................... 4
Blue Mountains Get-together report....................11
West Glenbrook NR.................................... 16
Phil Bendall’s garden................................ 18
Charles Darwin Walk.................................. 19
APS NSW Life Membership and Conservation Awards...... 21
Barangaroo Reserve................................... 23
2016 Activities...................................... 25
Conservation Report - Prostanthera densa............. 26
Bush Tucker native fertiliser........................ 28
President’s report................................... 29
District Group directory............................. 31
Membership form...................................... 32
Fire! Fire! Part 3: Recovery and renewal the house... 36
Vale Allan Woollett.................................. 43
Leionema............................................. 45
Duffys Forest under threat........................... 50
Seed Bank update..................................... 54
Study Groups notes................................... 55
Study Groups directory............................... 60
Membership discounts................................. 62
APS NSW contacts, committees and services............ 63
Attachments:
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Native Plants - January 2016

The January 2016 issue of Native Plants for NSW is now available for members to download.

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Contents

Introduction............................................ 3
A mixed-up garden....................................... 4
A first-timer at the ANPSA Conference, Canberra 2015.... 7
APS February gathering Curl Curl....................... 10
Alpine Post-Conference Tour............................ 12
RAS Easter Show 2016................................... 14
President’s report..................................... 16
Conservation Report.................................... 18
NSW South Coast Pre-Conference Tour.................... 20
Seed Bank update....................................... 27
APS NSW AGM............................................ 28
District Group directory............................... 30
Membership form........................................ 32
AGM Nomination Form.................................... 34
200 Years of native plants in Bathurst................. 36
Australian Beekeeping Manual........................... 39
Vale Harry Brian....................................... 44
Fire! Fire! Part 4: Recovery and regeneration ......... 46
Callistemon flavovirens................................ 54
Study Groups notes..................................... 56
Study Groups directory................................. 60
Membership discounts................................... 62
APS NSW contacts, committees and services.............. 63

Attachments:
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