Gardening

Plant of The Month – Goodenia Ovata

Botanical Name: Goodenia Ovata Common Name: Hop Goodenia Family: Goodeniaceae Goodenia: Named after botanist and treasurer of the Linnean Society, Dr Goodenough.. ovata: From Latin, referring to the leaf shape. Easily propagated from seed and cuttings. Pruning recommended to keep compact. Provides habitat for …

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Plant of the month – Wallum Heath

Botanical Name: Epacris pulchella Common Name: Wallum Heath or NSW Coral Heath Family: Ericaceae Subfamily: Epacridoideae Meaning:Epacris: From Latin epi and akros, meaning up on the top, referring to where the plant typically grows, on the top of hills.pulchella: From Latin pulcher, meaning beautiful. Habitat: In rocky heath, scrub, woodland …

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Plant of the month – White Spider Grevillea

Botanical Name: Grevillea linearifolia Common Name: White Spider Grevillea Family: Proteaceae Meaning: Grevillea: Named after English plant collector and propagator Charles Francis Greville. linearifolia: From Latin meaning straight-leaved. Habitat: Heath and Woodland. Can be grown from cuttings. Fairly fast growing. Prefers full sun, but can grow in part shade. …

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Plant of the month – Red Spider Grevillea

Botanical Name: Grevillea speciosa Common Name: Red Spider Grevillea Family: Proteaceae Meaning: Grevillea: Named after English plant collector and propagator Charles Francis Greville. speciosa: From Latin, meaning showy, referring to the flower. Habitat: Damp areas in low, sclerophyll woodlands, forests and heath. Soils: Sandy soils on …

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Plant of the month – Carrot Tops

Botanical Name: Platysace linearifolia Common Name: Carrot Tops Family: Apiaceae, same family as the carrot. Meaning: Platysace: From the Greek word, meaning flat, referring to the fruit. linearifolia: From Latin, meaning straight leaves. Habitat: Dry, sclerophyll forest and heath. Soils: Soils on …

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