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Blue Grass, Music to my ears.

Blue Grass, Music to my ears.

One of the earliest summer grasses to pop up, and one of the quickest to respond to a bit of rain is one of my favourites, Blue Grass or Dichanthium sericium.

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Weed or native?

Weed or native?

Going by the rather unglamorous common name of Scurvy Weed this little forest groundcover is quite common in moist areas and, unfortunately, is often mistaken for a weed species (the common name doesn’t help). Commelina cyanea, or Scurvy Weed is a common understory...

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Swamp Mahogany

Swamp Mahogany

Original illustration of Eucalyptus robusta by James Sowerby (from Wikepedia) Eucalyptus robusta A firm favourite of the Koala, the Swamp Mahogany loves wet feet as it’s common name indicates. Common in coastal swamps and wet forests the Swamp Mahogany has a natural...

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Sticky Hops

Sticky Hops

Dodonaea viscosa Rather inaccurately described in “A Little Book of Latin for Gardeners” (see this month’s book review) as a “rather dull genus of evergreen shrubs” the Dodonaea genus was named after Rembert Dodoens a Flemish physician and botanist, author of the...

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The Peter Lever

The Peter Lever

Used every now and then by bush regenerators for digging the crowns out of things like asparagus fern and also good for digging into gravelly creekbanks when doing plantings.

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Work Health and Safety Forms

Work Health and Safety Forms

To meet your legal obligations, you should be keeping safety records for each working bee or field day that your group takes part in. HRLN has developed a WHS Risk assessment form and Daily diary with WHS checklist for your group to download and use.

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Reflection: Weeds Conference

Reflection: Weeds Conference

Weeds continue to be a big problem for NSW- What are the strategies, research and new products being developed? Are we effectively putting the ‘We’ in weeds across tenure?

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We always welcome new members who are keen to get involved at the regional level. We can also help you find your local Landcare groups.

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SINGLETON SHIRE LANDCARE Bio Workshop

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Identify weeds, learn about the value of biocontrol and bring a weed for identification.

Weed ID

Weed Identification and Control Workshop

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at Mt Vincent on Monday 21 October (9:30-midday) to learn more about weed control in the Cessnock area. Hunter LLS and Cessnock Council will discuss significant weeds in your area, what support Council and LLS can provide, and demonstrate some innovative control techniques, including drone spraying and splatter-gun control methods. This workshop is part of our Woodland Birds and Key Habitats program, so we will be focusing on weeds that impact on native under-storey plants, such as lantana,…

woodland Bird ID Workshop

Woodland Bird ID Workshop

November 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Do you manage native vegetation on your farm? Do you love your local birds?Woodland Bird ID Workshop, Wednesday 6 November, Abermain and Werakata (8:30-midday) Habitat in the Cessnock area contains one of four key breeding areas for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater. It's also home to other endangered woodland birds, including Swift Parrot, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Barking Owl, Grey crowned Babbler and other iconic woodland birds such as Red-capped robin( our little 'Fence-Mate') and Cuckoo Shrike.   We are partnering with BirdLife…

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