Cranbourne Friends Event | Australian Plants as Weeds
'Australian Plants as Weeds' with Geoff Carr
When: Sunday 28th April 2019 - 1:30pm cuppa for a 2pm start
Where: Australian Garden Auditorium, Cranbourne Gardens (entry to gardens at Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive, Cranbourne)
Cost: Gold coin donation on entry
A frequently asked question is – how can Australian plants be weeds, they are native aren’t they?
Australian plants can be weeds as plants growing outside their ‘natural ranges’ somewhere in Australia, and they may be trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, ferns or herbs.
These plants can become dominant and restrict the development of the local indigenous plants that belong in the area and they can also have a detrimental impact on the native animal life.
Two examples are Australian Climbing Bluebell, Billardiera fusiformis, from Western Australia, and a very common weed in Victoria and South Australia. There is also Sweet Pittosporum, Pittosporum undulatum, a shrub/tree with small creamy-white beautifully fragrant flowers and round orange fruit, from eastern Victoria and eastern NSW which is a prolific weed throughout south-eastern Victoria.
Geoff Carr is a highly regarded ecologist, botanist and horticulturalist who has been studying the effect of weedy Australian plants for many years and will enlighten attendees on this subject.
LVML Master Maintenance Series | Herbicides and Safe Spraying plus Nursery Tour
Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers are pleased to invite you to attend our upcoming Master Maintenance Series Event.
Hosted by Speciality Trees and Garden City Plastics, this event will include a live demonstration of safe spraying and a guided tour of the Speciality Trees nursery.
When: Tuesday April 30th 2019 | 7:45am arrival for an 8:15am start
Where: Speciality Trees, 1060 Wellington Road, Narre Warren East
This informative session will benefit all Landscaping Professionals in the industry and especially our Landscape Gardener Members, as well as those businesses who carry out Maintenance works for clients. It will also be of interest to students, horticulturists and landscapers who would like to learn more about plant health for general knowledge purposes, and for educating their clients when handing over a project.
For more information regarding this event please visit here.