Australian Plant Society South East NSW Group Monthly Meeting May 5th Every month the Australian Plant Society South East NSW Group meets to share their passion for learning about, growing and conserving Australian native plants and their habitats. The nextmeeting of the group is on Saturday 5th May and we will be visiting the gardens of Members Anne Phillips and Michael Shiel. The house garden of Anne and Michael is about 20 years old, first planted with favourite trees, including a red cedar, Toona ciliata and a coachwood, Ceratopetalum apetalum. Then subsequent planting was for privacy and attracting birds. There are also some experimental species from other areas of Australia. The Garden is situated close to Murramarang National Park and Durras Lake. After viewing the garden the group will have lunch at the Lake and take a walk in the National Park observing the local plant species. The meeting will commence at 10:30am at the home of Anne and Michael. For details of this meeting see the activities page on the APS website. Anyone is welcome to come along. Australian Plants Society NSW - South Eastern Region Other meetings that have taken place this year included talks on grasses, birds in the garden and we visited a garden built on granite in the west of Moruya.
Above: Ralph Vine, second from the right, explains the process of granite decomposition, using his landscape features.
Yellow faced Honeyeater