Hi, Welcome to this month’s Greener Spaces Better Places program update. Read on to find out the latest news and highlights to keep up to date on what’s happening and how you can benefit.
2021 PLANT TREND REPORT:
Plant sales hints and tips for retailers
https://blog.hortjournal.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/HJA-June-2021-GSBP-update.pdf… Continue reading
By Gabrielle Stannus –
In 2020, Skills Impact facilitated a review of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package offered through the vocational education and training (VET) sector. As a result, the updated ‘AHCNSY208 – Maintain indoor plants’ unit of competency superseded its predecessor on 23 December 2020.… Continue reading
By Denis Crawford –
Recent media reports demonstrate how seemingly minor changes can have profound unforeseen effects down the track. A bit like the butterfly effect in chaos theory.
I don’t pretend to be an expert on chaos theory in general, or the butterfly effect in particular, but the way I understand it, the idea centres on how “small, nearly imperceptible changes can have massive implications in complex systems”.… Continue reading
By Bruce Thompson –
Common Name: Beach Almond, Sea Almond, Malabar Almond
Origin: Occurs in north Queensland and the Northern Territory, as well as Malesia to Polynesia and South-East Asia as a mid-canopy tree, just inland from beaches as well as river mouths and coastal plains.… Continue reading
By Clive Larkman –
It seems the world is always in a state of flux and our industry is no different. Some of the changes are obvious and don’t really bother anyone whilst others are a major problem. Some are a pain for the growers and some for the retail sector.… Continue reading
By Andrew Munro
You’ve just finished the house renovations, then comes an awkward question from your partner: “So how are we going to finish off the backyard?”
Facing this common dilemma were the owners of a hillside Terrigal property located north of Sydney.… Continue reading
Accessibility is one of the most important considerations for the meaningful participation of people with disability in gardening. There is a plethora of great garden design guides available for accessible gardening and many great innovations on the market to help make gardening accessible.… Continue reading
Successful tree growth in urban environments is reliant on more than just species selection. It is about planting the right tree in the right location to achieve successful landscape outcomes.
In an increasingly challenging urban landscape, planning and infrastructure must support the tree taxa selections to ensure they have the adequate resources and suitable growing conditions in order to survive and thrive, and provide the aesthetic and environmental services expected of them (Diamond Head Consulting Ltd.,… Continue reading
At the time of writing most of us are still living under the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, positive messages are getting through. Many are hoping and planning for an improving trend heading to year’s end. It’s therefore also understandable that such positivity is reflected in lightness, brightness and colour.… Continue reading
By Denis Crawford –
The immense diversity of insects has led to some amazing adaptations and mutual relationships with other organisms.
You might have read in the news recently about an environmental battle to prevent the clearing of 2000 hectares of native vegetation on a Cape York station.… Continue reading