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Friday night at the Garden Club

By James Wall. You don’t often get to talk on a Friday night at a garden club. But tonight was the Waverley Garden Club’s monthly meeting. With over 100 keen members, I was looking forward to the visit. Upon entering the competition area, there were only the judges and stewards to be seen. No-one else …

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Tiny Titan – the plant that was huge.

“TINY” – THE TITAN ARUM BOTANICAL NAME - Amorphophallus titanum. It was a week or so before christmas that the plant appeared at Gardenworld. It turned out that a staff member from Collector’s corner, Marco, had bought the tuber quite a few years ago and then sold it to his boss Jeno who had grown it …

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Champion plants of the Carniverous form.

Last weekend Collector’s Corner @ Gardenworld held the annual show for the Victorian Carniverous Plants Society.Apologies for at this stage not naming the growers of these two champion plants. The Grand Champion was Heliamphora folliculata (murosipan) pictured above. Heliamphora folliculata is a species of Marsh Pitcher Plant endemic to the Aparaman group of tepuis in …

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A landscaper’s garden.

By James Wall. After doing a couple of deliveries this morning, I realised that I was right near one of the gardens in this years Garden Designfest – a bi-annual event held by the Rotary Club to raise money for charity. The idea of the event is for Landscape Designers to showcase particular gardens that …

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