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The Death Cap Mushrooms are out again

ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly today alerted the community that Death Cap mushrooms have been found in the ACT. Dr Kelly said...

Sad tinge to a beautiful garden opening

WHEN Maria White’s dear friend and running buddy Marg van Belkom was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year, Maria decided to fundraise by...

Do you want to clean without using chemicals?

THE Canberra Environment Centre is holding a chemical free cleaning workshop on Tuesday the 26th of August, where they will teach you how to...

Gardening / Delights of being in the garden

THIS is a delightful time in the garden with a succession of flowering shrubs complementing the burst of colour from perennials. I walked around...

Gardening / Shadow over magnificent magnolias

MAGNOLIAS present a magnificent floral display in spring, particularly in the older southside suburbs, yet it's hard to imagine that in the wild they...

Gardening / Enjoying fuchsias before the fall

MAYBE it’s a strange time to talk about fuchsias, when in only a few weeks their leaves will fall. But it is a great...

Gardening / The call of coloured themes

FROM time to time, I am asked to create gardens with coloured themes, the most popular being the soft pastel flowers of pink, white,...

Gardening / Time to make the most of camellias

AUTUMN is the time for planting camellias. When we had our Yass nursery, one customer expressed surprise we didn’t have a particular variety in...





Trial labelled a ‘success’ despite all bettongs dying 

The ACT government is defending its decision to commit $600,000 to a trial involving the release of 67 Eastern bettongs into the wild, despite all of them dying.


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