Abelia kaleidoscope

Tomato San Marzano

Bumper harvest from the summer that was.

By James Wall As summer concludes, there is an element of fondness for the good things in life that the season has brought before us. There are lots of memories. Spaghetti sauce with home grown tomatoes – not out of a can. Jars of chutney. A little bit of chilli added to the dish once …

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Velociraptor carves out a home at Gardenworld

By James Wall Brandon Kroon is not your average young man. Although he is an artist, his paint brush is a chainsaw. Although he creates beautiful sculptures from wood, it is not obtained without the noise and drama of a Stihl chainsaw. We have just loaded his latest carving on to the Gardenworld truck and …

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The heathlands of Anglesea

It was a nature walk in search of the Rufous Bristlebird, an inconspicuous bird, but with a loud melodic call. The path took me towards Point Addis, a landmark some eight kilometres east of Anglesea, a little town on Victoria’s west coast. The sign called it heathlands and raved about its masses of spring wildflowers …

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Agapanthus Barley Blue

Touch of Class plants for 2015

By James Wall At this time of the year, some of our growers show some of the new plants that are in the system. One such company is Touch of Class plants, located about an hour out of Melbourne, in Tynong. They propagate plants and sell them to growers all over Australia. Nurseries like ourselves …

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