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Save our Citrus

What is Gall? Gall is lumpy growths that occur in Citrus trees infected by the native Citrus Gall Wasp - (Bruchophagus fellis). Originally, this native wasp was limited to Queensland and northern New South Wales where if fed on native finger limes. But the citrus gall wasp has adapted to a wider variety of citrus fruits. Since the 1990’s it has successfully migrated through NSW to Melbourne where it is now virtually endemic in the back yard lemon tree. The Citrus Gall wasp has a 12 month lifecycle starting in spring when it lays eggs in the fresh new stems of the citrus tree. Can I leave the gall in the tree? No. Can I eat fruit from a tree with gall? Yes. Control Methods. Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers in spring. Fertilizing with a high nitrogen content in spring will promote excessive new soft growth which is very attractive to the wasp. Avoid using ‘sticky’ yellow traps as they also kill beneficial insects. Prune active galls out as they appear. Pruning Technique. Home. ANPSA Plant Guide: Environmental Weeds in Australia.

Restoration of degraded areas of natural vegetation is a daunting task that often defeats the resolve of even the most dedicated environmentalist.

ANPSA Plant Guide: Environmental Weeds in Australia

A method that has become popular in New South Wales, particularly, is the "Bradley Method of Bush Regeneration". This has proven to be extremely effective and has been taken up by both government agencies and community groups. Its main drawback is that it requires patience; immediate gratification cannot be expected. The method was developed by sisters Eileen and Joan Bradley and is based on allowing the native plants to re-colonise areas following, mainly, hand clearing of weeds. The following article from the December 1983 issue of "Native Plants for New South Wales" (newsletter of the Society's NSW Region) outlines the basic methodology. Creating Complex Spraypaint Stencils by Hand.

The key to a good stencil is good planning, so if you're careful about the early steps the later ones will be a snap.

Creating Complex Spraypaint Stencils by Hand

To begin with, select (or draw) a source image. The key question you need to ask yourself here is how many colors you want to work with and what size. How many colors will determine how many stencil plates your image will require. Size is important because even the best artist can only reproduce a certain level of detail, and you need to think about how far you can reduce your image and still have it "read," or make it clear what it is. Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Shade Lovers. Presenter: John Patrick, 09/08/2014 SERIES 25 Episode 21 John gives some tips for planting in deep shade "One of the most challenging spots in any garden is heavy shade," says John, "and most gardens have shade - whether it's from the house or a shed or a fence or a large tree and the deeper that shade becomes, the more gardeners struggle.

Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Shade Lovers

" "However, as plants are the ultimate niche-fillers in nature, there are plants for every level of shade around the garden. " "The south side of a house - or any other structure - is a notoriously tricky spot to plant out effectively. "The camellia is getting some light, but the fence's base is in deep shade. Jeffrey Bale's World of Gardens: Building a Pebble Mosaic Stepping Stone. The most frequently asked question I get in regards to my mosaic work seems to be "Where do you get your stones?

Jeffrey Bale's World of Gardens: Building a Pebble Mosaic Stepping Stone

" After that comes the question "Do you ever teach workshops? " I have on occasion taught them but it has been a long time. The reason I quit doing them is that they are truly exhausting. I have to assemble close to two tons of material to teach 20 people my technique. Radiata pine. DermNet NZ. How to create floating floors   The warm honey colours of a floating bamboo floor give any room an instant contemporary look.

How to create floating floors  

And as they are laid on an underlay, they are soft to walk on, too. Everybody loves a timber floor, but they can take a lot of work and money. You can get a similar effect with a floating floor, which is surprisingly easy to install yourself and much more affordable. They cost from $15 per square metre for laminated flooring on a composite base, through a range of qualities, up to about $60 per square metre for solid bamboo and $65 for solid timber. Floating floors are suitable for most rooms, except for wet areas, such as bathrooms and laundries.

&nbps; Gather your supplies Suitable quantity floating floor packs (allow 5-10 per cent extra for wastage)Soundproofing underlayBeading to cover joint to skirting Notes: Choose material quantities and dimensions to suit the size of your room. Here's How Step 1: Remove everything from the room, including old carpet and underlay if present. Do it yourself installation of floating timber floors. Floating Floors can really enhance a room if they are installed carefully.

do it yourself installation of floating timber floors

Through all the fickle trends of the last century, one style of flooring has consistently triumphed: floorboards. They come in so many different types, shades and widths of timber, that you'll never be hard up finding a timber floor that suits. Australia, Victoria, - Butterfly, Victorian Butterflies, Melbourne Cumulative Checklist Map. Products.