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Gardening / Gold medals for the Gallipoli rose

AMONG the roses on sale this winter is the new Gallipoli Centenary Rose, bred to commemorate the Anzac Gallipoli Centenary. This gold-medal winner is a strong-growing, deep-red rose with an amazingly long-flowering period and delicious fragrance. It grows to 1.2 metres with bushy growth and disease-resistant foliage. The Horticultural Society of Canberra planted it in […]

bonsai

Big news for little trees

THE National Bonsai and Penjing Collection at the National Arboretum Canberra has received a new selection of bonsai, including the uncommon cape cotton bush, after curator Leigh Taafe and assistant curator Shannon Young, travelled to SA for the Australian National Bonsai Convention. “This year the convention was held in Adelaide, and we took this opportunity to learn some […]

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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 […]