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Update from The Potting Bench

An update – this is likely to be the final post from me. I appreciate everyone that has subscribed and followed the blog over the years. I will continue to have a regular column in 'Growing Australian' magazine. I have passed on the management of the website to others in Wilson Park APS. I do […]

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Planning your Garden

Planning a garden can be an exciting time. It is a time to dream of flowerbeds humming with bees, the croak of frogs at night, the scent of foliage as you brush past or after rain. There are as many garden variations as there are gardeners. And a garden can be as odd or as […]

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Recycle

Recycling is a good way to help the environment and save you money and get some garage space back. The more things we can keep out of landfill the better. Remember, it’s not just you getting rid of stuff that someone else may treasure, but also exploring the recycling goods to use yourself. Make sure […]

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Reuse

It’s heading into Christmas, and in the frenzy of present buying it is worthwhile to pause and think about the impact of so much buying. Will it end up in landfill by next Christmas? Maybe you can reuse something and give it a new life as a present, even if it is a present to […]

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Make it a Planet Friendly Christmas

Christmas is often a time when a lot of things get wasted and discarded – unwanted presents, wrapping paper, leftovers, your peace of mind… the list goes on. Traditionally a time to think of family, perhaps this year extend this theme of family to our planet. Reducing waste by using recycled materials or giving non […]

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Spring Plant Sale Sept 3rd

Springtime is close, and the time is near for the Native Plant Sale!! Make sure you come up for a visit on 3rd September at Wilson Botanic Park, Princes Highway, Berwick. We open at 9am, and close around 3.30pm. There will be something for everyone- plants to buy in tubes and pots ready to go […]

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Helmeted Honeyeaters

Always wanted to know more about the helmeted honeyeater? This critically endangered local bird is the topic of a meeting organised by Wilson Park Australian Plans Society, Sunday April 10th, 2pm at the Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre on O’Neill Rd, Beaconsfield. The helmeted honeyeater has been a focus of conservation groups for many years, and this […]

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Garden Planning

Planning a garden can be an exciting time. It is a time to dream of flowerbeds humming with bees, the croak of frogs at night, the scent of foliage as you brush past or after rain. There are as many garden variations as there are gardeners. And a garden can be as odd or as […]

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Beneficial Insects

Bees are not the only pollinators in the garden, there are many other insects that a gardener should encourage. A garden can be a haven and a refuge for insect life, a little oasis in suburbs that must feel like toxic deserts to many creatures. Beneficial insects perform many roles in the garden. Pollination by […]

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Early Summer in the Garden

The early days of Summer are welcomed with a frenzy of activity as everyone rushes out to enjoy the warm days. But it's not just people enjoying the end of Winter, many creatures in your garden are equally busy. Birds will mostly have finished nest building and be well on the way to raising their […]

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