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Parramatta and Hills District Group

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Annual General Meeting 2021

with speaker: Doug Meredith on "The Relationship between Native Woodlands and Native Birds"

Date:Saturday 27 February 2021
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm
 Venue:Gumnut Hall, Gumut Place, Cherrybrook   see map

To register to attend the meeting please phone The Secretary Jennifer Farrer  0407456577

Our next meeting will feature a talk about birds. This is a topic which has not been featured for many years. Our speaker will be Doug Meredith. He is to speak on the delicately balanced relationship between native woodland plants and native birds, in terms of distribution, feeding and breeding of the birds, and pollination, distribution and health of the plants. Doug is a member of our APS group, having moved to our area a few years ago.

    For over 60 years, Doug has had an interest in biodiversity, especially for the local woodland birds. He is a member of the Cumberland Bird Observers and stepped down as their president in 2020. He is also a member of Birdlife Australia, as well as APS. He has completed official bird surveys in NSW, especially in the Cumberland Plain area. He is also on the board of the Cumberland Land Conservancy, which owns and regenerates properties in Western Sydney, aiming to re-establish authentic Cumberland Plain Woodland.

Doug’s talk promises to be very interesting indeed.

Group Activity  -  Visit to Boongala Gardens

Date:Saturday 27 March 2021
Time: 2 pm
 Venue:Boongala Gardens, 76 Pitt Town Road Kenthurst.

On Saturday 27th March our group will be visiting Boongala Gardens, at 76 Pitt Town Road Kenthurst. This is a magnificent native garden made by Mal and Jenny Johnston. It features an amazing range of native plants, all grown and displayed to perfection.

Mal and Jenny have been very well known by native plant devotees for many years, because they previously ran a native nursery, Annangrove Grevilleas. Now they have this beautiful garden, which is open on weekends for a month in autumn and again in spring.

The name Boongala was the nursery name of Sid Cadwell’s nursery, one of the very earliest native plant nurseries in NSW.  Sid was Jenny’s uncle.

As well as the gardens, Mal has been planting rainforest in the gully for over 25 years, so much of it is quite advanced. They also sell a large range of native plants during their open days. 

Mal has offered to do an extra tour of the rainforest for anyone attending with the group. Boongala Gardens has a website which is well worth viewing for more information and photos.

Admission for adults is $3 with children free.
The rainforest and bush tucker tour costs $5.

We will meet at the gardens at 2pm. Please bring your own afternoon tea such as a thermos and nibbles or whatever you fancy.


 Plant Sale

PLANTS FOR SALE

Here’s a list of plants raised lovingly by our propagation people that we’re offering to members for purchase. We don’t want these plants to go to waste. They are healthy and can be planted straight away. So if you or any of your friends would like to enhance your gardens, we’d love to hear from you!

The procedure for you to order and obtain these plants is:

  • Ordering: Contact Ian itcox@bigpond.com
  • Pick up: email for details
  • Prices: large $8; medium-small $6

Pot sizes are:

large 8 inches, small-medium 4-6 inches.

There could be a few days delay after ordering, as the plants will need to be fetched from the Hills Shire nursery.


 Plant Name Quantity Pot SizeClick here for photos and/or details 
Acacia ulicifolia 2 medium here
Correa baeuerlenii 7 small here
 Crowea saligna
 1 medium here
 Doryanthes excelsa 3 medium here
Eremophila glabra ‘Amber Carpet’ 1 medium here
Eremophila glabra ‘Mallee Lipstick’ 6 medium here
Eremophila maculata ssp. brevifolia 2 small here
Eremophila maculata x viscida 1 medium here
Graptophyllum ilicifolium

 2

 2

 2

 large

 medium

 small

 here

Gastrolobium celsianum

syn. Brachysema lanceolatum
 1 large here
Grevillea ‘Forest Rambler’

 14

 medium

 here

Grevillea juniperina (red flowers)
                               (yellow flowers)

 15
1
 medium here
 Grevillea 'Lady O'
 21 tubes here
Grevillea lanigera

 5

14

 small

 tubes

 here
Grevillea rosmarinifolia x baueri 2 small here

Grevillea sericea Collaroy Plateau form

 2

medium

 here
 Hakea bakeriana
 4 medium here
 Hardenbergia violacea
 2 medium here
Hibbertia scandens 6 small here
 Isopogon anemonifolius
 1 medium here
Melastoma affine 1 small here
Pimelea ferruginea ‘Bonne Petite’

 2

 3

 medium

 small

 here
 Prostanthera ovalifolia variegated
 3 medium here
 Prostanthera scutellarioides

 1

 small

 here

 Scaevola aemula blue

 Scaevola aemula pink

13 

 1

 medium

 medium

 here
 Thryptomene 'Paynes Hybrid'
 11 medium here
 Westringia fruiticosa 1 large here
 Zieria prostrata
 3 medium here
 Zieria smithii
 1 medium here


Payment can be made by EFTPOS to BSB 062 139

Acc No. 0090 1865


Location of Gumnut Hall

Gumnut Hall, Gumnut Place, Cherrybrook.


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