Archive | Home & Garden RSS feed for this section

What to do and when to do it around Canberra’s gardens and homes

Image – ANPS Plant Sale

Native plant sale at the Botanic Gardens

THE popular Australian native plant autumn sale is on this Saturday at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Presented by the Australian Native Plant Society, this sale will have a large range of Australian plants, including many local species. With over 50 years experience growing Australian plants in the Canberra region, the Australian Native Plant Society […]

A review of the ACT’s rates concessions

ANDREW Barr has kicked off consultation on a review of the ACT’s Concessions Program. “We must ensure our concessions system is financially sustainable in the long-term, while providing the best support for those most in need,” Andrew said. “Making sure vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community have access to concessions for transport and basic […]

Mick moves to protect Canberra’s “retail hierarchy”

MICK Gentleman says retailers will have greater certainty about future development in neighbouring local centres following the introduction of floor area limits. “I have approved these changes to the Territory Plan based on a comprehensive review of the ACT Supermarket Competition Policy, which responded to concerns from the community about development in our commercial zones,” […]

Open Garden / Boulders and bush, but nicer

AN excellent Australian native garden in Calwell has been designed as a continuation of Tuggeranong Hill bushland. Interesting form and foliage is a hallmark of the plantings with white-flowering shrubs, pink kunzeas, banksias, yellow Chrysocephalum apiculatum and lomandras. Sensitively placed rocks enhance a beautiful naturalistic pond fed by a narrow tumbling creek. “In my first […]