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Quick pickup “take-away” plant orders – how it works

For your convenience, we offer pre-paid “take-away” orders. 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 your plants Please download our stocklist and plant guide to decide which plants you want. Our tubestock plants cost $2.50 […]

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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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AGM 2020 – new committee elected

CDTLI’s AGM took place on 10 October 2020 with 19 members and 3 guests present. Enthusiastic positive reports were presented by our Project Officer, outgoing President, and some of our Site Leaders, followed by two guest speakers who each gave a very interesting talk. At the end of the meeting CDTLI members elected a new […]

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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 […]