Annual General Meeting 2021
with speaker: Doug Meredith on "The Relationship between Native Woodlands and Native Birds"
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.
Group Activity - Visit to Boongala Gardens
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.
We will meet at the gardens at 2pm. Please bring your own afternoon tea such as a thermos and nibbles or whatever you fancy.
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:
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.
Payment can be made by EFTPOS to BSB 062 139
Acc No. 0090 1865