WILL BE CLOSED
MELBOURNE CUP DAY
TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2019
Please find below a copy of our October 2019 Newsletter detailing news and events at the nursery.
Attached is our latest Newsletter detailing news and activities at the Nursery.
Candlebark Community Nursery will be closed over Easter 2019 on the following dates:
Good Friday 19 April 2019
Easter Sunday 21 April 2019
Easter Monday 22 April 2019
We are also closed on ANZAC DAY – Thursday 25 April 2019
We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Tuesday, 5th June is World Environment Day and the focus this year is on reducing plastic waste – so as a little part to support this move, we are asking everyone who has bought tube stock from our nursery, to return the tubes to us so that we can recycle them and reduce the amount of plastic we are creating. Check out the video below to inspire you!!!
If you own land that fronts onto a river or creek, you may be eligible for funding to help you manage the land. The Melbourne Water Stream frontage management program supports work that protects or enhances riverbanks, such as weed control, fencing and planting native vegetation. Candlebark Nursery has worked alongside Melbourne Water and assisted with providing plants for their program over many years. It is wonderful to see how good land management and a focus on revegetation can improve the environment.
The video below is interesting to watch and may be of use to members or friends of Candlebark.
The Victorian floral emblem, the Common Heath grows in heathland, shrubland or open forest as well as being a great plant for a garden. It is generally a small shrub around half to one metre tall, with small stiff leaves. At Candlebark we have both pink and white flowering forms that flower from late autumn to early spring. It is bird attacking and honeyeaters, particularly the eastern spinebill, feed upon the nectar of the flowers.
Following the segment on Gardening Australia in March (see our Facebook post) about creating “jarariums”, one of our wonderful volunteers has created one using Running Marsh Flower and Milfoil – and it looks great. Of course, we have these and a number of other wetland plants that would be perfect for creating your own ‘jararium’ at home.
Our frog pond has been a number of months in the making – maybe up to a year, however, the results from the efforts of our volunteers are here for you to hear. Our frog seems to be very happy and we hope that he / she finds a friend soon!
If the image below is a black rectangle, if you click on it, it should bring up the video. Enjoy ‘slow TV’ Candlebark style.
At Candlebark Nursery, gauze party bags have a whole different function to normal. Rather than being used to contain lollies, we tie them onto flowering stock plants, wait for a couple of months and then collect the valuable seed which we can then use to propagate new plants. Maybe this is some thing you could do in your garden if you have a plant you are wanting to propagate. We have also used old stockings or tights for the same task but find the party bags are most effective.