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Plants, Plants, Plants: Melbourne

13 September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$5 – $15

There’s so much information on the web about plants – how do we sort the useful from the less useful? And much of the information comes from the northern hemisphere, especially England and the USA, where climate and soils are very different from those in Australia.

What is wrong with the statement does well in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil? What is wrong with the word hardy? Jill will discuss these controversial points while showing you the Burnley Plant Guide, a Burnley-produced pictorial database of plants that can make your plant selection tasks a breeze, while at the same time helping the environment by minimising resource inputs. She has been working on it for more than a decade.

You are encouraged to bring in a plant in flower or fruit from your garden for identification and discussion.

About Jill:
Jill is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne, much respected and knowledgeable former Burnley Plant ID lecturer and Burnley graduate, plantaholic, and dog lover. Her passion is plant selection for urban landscapes. Her favourite colour is red. Or blue.

Details

Date:
13 September 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$5 – $15
Event Category:
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Website:
http://www.fobg.org.au/

Organizer

Friends of Burnley Gardens
Email:
friends.burnley@gmail.com
Website:
friends of burnley web site

Venue

Building MB10, Burnley Campus
500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, Victoria 3000 Australia
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