Sue and Christine at the washing station
The plants are growing well and we should have a big range of species ready for the Wildflower and Art Weekend in late September. Our only difficulty has been a pair of gorgeous but hungry King Parrots who have been nipping the juicy leaves of the Button Everlastings, Coronidium scorpoides, and the Tall Daisies, Brachyscome diversifolia. Upturned wire baskets have solved the problem.
In mid-July—lead by Wendy Crebbin who has overseen a rescue project with the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee—we replanted several dozen plants, including various heath species and Sun Orchids, that we have been ‘fostering’ at the propagation centre while the new boardwalk on Demons Bluff at Anglesea was built. Such rescue missions always give us a good feeling as the plants would otherwise have been sacrificed to the construction.
More than 300 mature seedlings were sold at a farm clearance sale in late June made room for the new growing stock. Our thanks go to Ross Murray for arranging that sale.
Despite the cold weather, we’ve been busy and using up forest tubes at a great rate. So if you have any used tubes, could you please leave them (preferably washed) outside the ANGAIR office for recycling.
Ross Murray sorting seeds
Janet checking plants
Planting the screen Pomaderris
We meet at at the propagation unit behind the ANGAIR office, each Tuesday and Thursday at 9.00 a.m. and continue until we finish at about 12.00 p.m. Anyone with an interest in achieving something special is welcome, and no experience is required.
The ANGAIR Plant Propagation Group is very short of forest tubes and always like more cartons. Please leave them at the ANGAIR Office. Thanks in advance for your support.