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Rod Carey

Excursion:    Geographe Community Landcare Nursery & Native Gardens

Meeting at:   Geographe Community Landcare Nursery

Date:             SUNDAY, May 19

Time:            10AM
Leader:         Ian Clarke
We will meet at the Geographe Community Lancare Nursery (GCLN), 366 Queen Elizabeth Drive, at 10am.Rod Cary, the manager of GCLN will take us of a tour of the nursery, talking about what they do with respect to growing local native plants and how they do it.
Afterwards Rod will talk about particular plants, based around an electronic presentation (if their overhead equipment is working).
There will be an opportunity for people to purchase plants if they wish.
Take a packed lunch to have at the GCLN after the tour and talk.
After lunch we will drive to the Vasse Diversion Bay OK Garden on the Water Corp reserve between Kip McGrath and the bridge on Bussell Hwy, (opposite the Busselton High School).
Lisa Massey the Project Office for Bay OK Gardens will talk about:
  • How native gardens perform without water,
  • Importance of soil amendments,
  • Species selection,
  • Why native gardens need to be nurtured, like any other garden,
  • That native gardens can be simple, with a low number of species for maximum impact.
Issues will be discussed such as:
  • The High St verge garden, and
  • The Sensations Garden at Port Geographe.
This is a self drive excursion and car pooling is encouraged.  It is open to the public so bring family and friends.