The summer in NSW and Queensland has been a very wet event this year following a trend of recent wet seasons and I feel so sorry for people affected by floods and torrential downpours. The extended wet periods and extreme humidity have increased the number of unwanted indoor plants in the form of moulds.… Continue readingRead more
By Karen Smith
Entering the Exhibition Centre, Carlton Gardens for the recent Melbourne International Flower and Garden show (MIFGS), visitors were treated to a sea of colour, the main area complete with a carousel in the centre surrounded with chrysanthemums, and the eye-dazzling floral displays nearby were works of art.… Continue readingRead more
By Gabrielle Stannus
After a three-year absence from our event calendar, the 2022 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) once again bloomed into action, with more than 103,000 people in attendance at Carlton Gardens and the Royal Exhibition Building. With so much on display, it was hard not to experience sensory overload.… Continue readingRead more
By Karen Smith
Over one million plant specimens valued at $280 million have now moved to the National Herbarium of NSW at Mount Annan Botanical Gardens after almost 170 years at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
Recent extreme weather events have really focused attention on how frail the environment has become.… Continue readingRead more
By Bruce Thompson
Native to South America but naturalised in most parts of the world, Black Soldier Flies (Hermetia illucens) are being used in Australia to convert food waste into stockfeed and fertiliser.
Commonly sighted around compost bins and worm farms, unlike houseflies (Musca domestica) black soldier flies do not have a mouth-piece meaning they don’t bite and can’t transmit diseases so there’s no health risk posed to humans.… Continue readingRead more
By Patrick Regnault
Annual plants are underutilised in garden design and garden maintenance. It is often left to the owner to use them or not, often without guidance and little flair. Annual plants bring colour, foliage contrast and seasonal change. They can contribute to increased pollination and insect control.… Continue readingRead more
BACKGROUND: Australian production nurseries are generally often prone to natural disasters. By design, nurseries are often on flat ground, near rivers or other water sources, drastically increasing their risk of floods.
Coastal nurseries are also typically exposed to cyclones and storms, hail, and other extreme weather.… Continue readingRead more
By John Corban
You have undoubtedly experienced previous projects that did not work out the way you had anticipated. For example, construction mistakes that had to be rebuilt, certain parts of the scope that took longer to build than was quoted, increased material costs, and clients that ended up being difficult to work with.… Continue readingRead more
By Horticulture Innovation Australian
In this article we take a quick look at some of the activities and investments underway at Hort Innovation, including the Australian-Grown Sustainability Framework, a new project to explore almond orchard recycling and the release of Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021 performance reports.… Continue readingRead more