Wild Orange

Indigenous Australians enjoyed a diverse supply of interesting edible plants in the millennia before white settlement. Some, like macadamias, have…

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Pigface – Carpobrotus glaucescens

If you’ve walked over a sand dune on the way for a swim on a summer’s day in Eastern Australia you may have noticed a succulent plant with a…

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Native Rosella

The beauty of Hibiscus heterophyllus is that it not only produces many lovely flowers over an extended period, it also has edible parts and useful…

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Midyim Berry

The midyim berry Austromyrtus dulcis (also known as midgen berry or sand berry) is an easy to grow bushfood which occurs naturally in coastal areas…

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Babaco

Babaco Carica pentagona is compact, high yielding and more frost tolerant than its close relative papaya (or paw paw) – an excellent candidate for…

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Conserving Indigenous Remnant Vegetation at Heide

“There is a growing and strong, but quite unscientific ‘feeling’ that the bush must be saved and I believe this feeling should be encouraged to the…

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Fan Flower – Fabulous Native Ground Cover

Scaevola – groundcover species What a popular garden plant this has become, and quite rightly so.  The splendid fan flowers that give the genus its…

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Native Orchids

Orchids are one of my favourite plants and one of the many reasons why I live on a forested property north of Melbourne. The area is a recognised…

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Lemon Myrtle

Backhousia citriodora is commonly known as the Lemon Myrtle. This Australian native tree has an amazing citrus fragrance when the leaves are crushed…

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Tree Fern Harvesting

Most garden plants are propagated in nurseries, but some can be harvested from the bush: Grass trees Xanthorrhoea spp. Tree ferns Dicksonia spp.…

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