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Email orders – how it works

You are always welcome to select plants in person during nursery open hours. Alternatively, for orders of 20 plants or more, we can assemble your plants in advance. If your order is received by Monday and paid by Wednesday, we will usually have your plants ready for collection on the following Friday. Step 1: Choose […]

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Join or renew your membership online

This year (2022) we have new memberships available which will be available from 1st October 2022. We still have the basic annual membership for only $10 but we also now have a family membership for up to four people, a Frequent Planter Membership which offers discounts at our Bush Garden Nursery and a Business Sponsorship […]

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Discover the Bush Garden Interpretive Trail

We have been working hard to revitalize the Bush Garden Interpretive Trail located in Mundingburra, upstream from Aplins Weir. It’s a great place for a shady nature walk where you can use your phone to scan the new QR codes and learn more about our native plants. Download a flyer with location map or visit […]

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When will my native plants flower?

· Guest post by Julia Hazel · Short answer: hard to predict. Long answer: please read on… Expect natural variation Native plants at CDTLI’s nursery are grown from locally-collected seed to maintain the natural characteristics of each species, including natural variability between individual plants. This variation between individuals is essential for native species to survive […]

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2022/23 – Meet the Committee

Thank you to everyone that came to the AGM on Saturday 15th October 2022. We had a great turn out and have a new Management Committee for the upcoming year. New Management Committee 2022-2023 President: VacantSecretary: Brittany ButlerTreasurer: Michael TompkinsCommittee Members: Greg Calvert, Scott O’Harte, Crystal Falknau, Bernadette Boscacci

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Leucaena leucocephala: friend and foe

· Guest post by Dave Pratchett · Goondaloo Creek Landcare site became the focus of my Landcare volunteering in 2019, soon after we moved to Townsville. Assisting with weed control and watering in the newly planted section opposite Tech NQ, I could look upstream to an area rejuvenated through years of sustained effort. But downstream […]

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Birdwings and butterfly vines

· Guest post by Malcolm Tattersall · Many of us know that we should grow a particular vine to attract Birdwing butterflies to our gardens but just what the vine is called, and which butterflies rely on it, are recurring questions. Very briefly, the caterpillars of one group of Swallowtail butterflies feed exclusively on one […]

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How the “coronavirus tree” got its name

· Guest post by Adam Goulding · Before COVID-19 caused temporary closure of CDTLI’s Bush Garden Nursery, our Saturday sessions were often busy and tended to attract passing walkers, cyclists and runners. We even had a couple come in half way through our volunteers’ smoko, only to be rather disappointed that we were not a […]

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Worms!

• Guest post by Tim Doolan • Worm farms have become all the rage recently, and I’ve been lucky enough to have received one for my birthday. For the uninitiated, worm farms are a container where you throw food scraps and provide an environment for particular types of worms to flourish. In return they give […]

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Native plant identification resources

· Guest post by Tim Doolan · Tipping my hat to the present COVID-19 restrictions (not that my hat gets much wear now) I hope everyone is enjoying their meditation on solitude. What better time to discover some new resources for native plant identification! Apart from asking someone who knows better, or going straight to […]