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Category Archives: garden insects

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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Remember the wild creatures

With the hot Summer days ahead, please remember to keep your garden water pots full. Birds, butterflies, bees, possums, bats and many other creatures will have a merrier Christmas with this present. It is best to have a few pots of water around the garden. I have found plastic plant tray bases to be the best. Terracotta […]

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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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Weeds in the Garden

Weeds are a common problem for all gardeners, as the definition for a weed is a plant out of place. Perhaps you can reconsider some weeds, as they provide habitat and food for many insects and birds. A small weedy undisturbed patch in a sunny area may become a focus of interest to birds for […]

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Australian native bees

We at Wilson Botanic Park APS were fortunate in having Dr. Ken Walker do a presentation on native bees. It was a great night, and inspired our members to go and really look at their gardens to see exactly what all the critters are doing. Photos used here are with his kind permission. In 1822 […]

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Praying Mantis

Is your yard a garden or an ecosystem? A garden is a collection of plants, serving a function for human use, or for aesthetic pleasure, or just to keep the dust down. However a garden can be thought of as an ecosystem when you have a top predator in the insect world. A praying mantis […]

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A relaxing garden

Is it time to make your garden work for you? Has the round of weeding, planting and pruning trapped you in a never ending spiral of garden tasks? A garden should be what you want it to be, a place to relax, somewhere to watch wildlife or insects, enjoy flowers, a place to entertain or showcase […]

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Bird Attracting Gardens

With the weather warming up, it is a good time to consider how your garden shapes up as a haven for our feathered friends. As we leave Spring, many baby birds will have left the nest and started foraging for food. Will your garden become their new home? Attracting birds to visit the garden is […]

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Preparing your garden for Summer

Wondering what to do with your plants purchased at our Native Plant Sale at Wilson Botanic Park? Firstly, thanks to all the visitors to our recent native plant sale at Wilson Botanic Park, Berwick. It was a successful day with lovely weather, and lots of people had trolley loads of plants. Congratulations to all raffle […]

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Attracting butterflies to your garden

Attracting butterflies to your garden is all about providing a haven for both the beautiful butterfly, and also the munching caterpillar – you can’t have one without the other! Densey Clyne (she used to appear on the Don Burke show) has written a detailed short book on the subject, and I have summarized the main […]

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