Just letting all our lovely customers know that we are closed for Monday 11th – Queen’s Birthday, but will be very much open on Sunday 10th 10.00am – 2.00pm for anyone wanting to come in and buy some plants or check out what is available for future garden projects.
Common Heath is flowering – (Epacris impressa)
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.
“Jararium” – a new idea for indoor plants
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.
Candlebark frog finally croaks!
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.
Our Frog Pond Grows Up!
Well, it has only taken 4 months for our beautiful indigenous plants to grow up around our frog pond and …. yes, we heard a frog croaking the other day!
First Seed Cleaning evening a big success.
The first of our seed cleaning nights on Monday 23rd January was a big success with 12 volunteers attending on a very warm evening. There was lots of cleaning, chatting and eating over the 3 hours that people were at Candlebark Nursery. A big thank you for all the help given to us. Our next evening is Tuesday February 21st. If you can join us to help with processing our collection of seed from 6pm through to about 8.30 – 9.00pm, please send us an email or leave a message on our phone. Email address firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 0499 021 315
Cassinia longifolia – A great shrub for screening and looks spectacular when in flower.
Cassinia longifolia grows from 2 – 4 metres tall and 2 – 3 metres wide. It is fast growing, great for creating a screen, and copes with a bit of sun but will also grow well in the shade. It is a butterfly nectar provider and the flowers can be cut and dried. This shrub likes a good prune after flowering to maintain shape and prevent woodiness.
We have plenty of tubestock of this beautiful plant available at the nursery. Come in and check out what we have.
BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING
Are you still rushing around looking for that perfect present? Why not consider a present that keeps on giving by buying one of our wonderful indigenous plant pots, or a beautiful plant voucher that can be used for up to 12 months.
Happy Christmas to all our supporters and customers who have visited us over the year.
Candlebark will be closed from December 23rd and re-open on Tuesday January 3rd.
Do You Have Forestry Tubes Lying Around At Home?
Candlebark is keen to promote recycling of forestry tubes and so if you have some tubes that have collected in a corner of your garden and looking for a new home, we would love to help out.
Do drop into the nursery and ‘drop in’ your tubes … and maybe check out our beautiful plants that are waiting to go into gardens. We would also happy to recycle 15cm or 6 inch pots that you no longer need.