Real World Gardener Silvery Pearl Wormwood is Plant of the Week

December 2nd, 2016

REAL WORLD GARDENER

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PLANT OF THE WEEK

Artemisa vulgaris Common Wormwood

If you’re hankering after scented leaves with silvery-grey foliage, you can’t go past these (wormwoods) plants. 

Not only do they have lacey foliage, but their scent makes them a perfect “brush by” plant.

So let’s find out wwhy they're so good. I'm talking with the plant panel: Karen Smith, editor of Hort Journal www.hortjournal.com.au and Jeremy Critchley, The Green Gallery wholesale nursery owner. www.thegreengallery.com.au

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 All wormwoods are member of the Asteraceae or Daisy family, and are related to Tarragon.

Wormwood silver-grey leaves look almost likefeathers and both the stem and upper surface of the leaves are covered with small, whitish hairs.

Once established, this plant can cope with any amount of dry conditions because it’s that tough.

Real World Gardener Scented Leaves to Brush By in Design Elements

December 2nd, 2016

REAL WORLD GARDENER

Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at www.2rrr.org.au  and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network. www.realworldgardener.com

The complete CRN edition of RWG is available on http://www.cpod.org.au/ , just click on 2RRR to find this week’s edition.

 

 

DESIGN ELEMENTS

Scented Leaves to "Brush By."

Continuing the series on scented plants and scented leaves.

 

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Lavandula sp. photo M Cannon

1-DSC_0071.JPGWas it a term coined by Peter? It seems likely but until Peter mentioned the term, “brush by” I had never come across it.

In fact if you did a search on the internet for “brush by plants” you get a selection of Bottle Brush plants.

That’s not it. If you put in just “brush by”, you guessed it, a selection of definitions on brushing and websites selling hairbrushes.

So what does it mean? 

Let’s find out..

I'm talking with Peter Nixon, garden designer and project Manager of Paradisus Garden Design. www.paradisusgl.peternixon.com.au

 

 

 

 

Scented leaves on Geraniums, Lavenders, licorice scented leaves of Agastache, and Bee Balm or Bergamot. Just some of the plants to choose from for your brush by garden.

 

 

Real World Gardener Beautiful Brown Gerygone in Wildlife in Focus

December 2nd, 2016

REAL WORLD GARDENER

Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at www.2rrr.org.au  and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network. www.realworldgardener.com

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The complete CRN edition of RWG is available on http://www.cpod.org.au/ , just click on 2RRR to find this week’s edition.

WILDLIFE IN FOCUS

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Belonging to the family of Scrubwrens means this tiny bird is very hard to identify if you see it flitting about in the bush. 

In fact if you were on a guided walk you might be told that they belong to the group SBB or small brown birds. 

Did you know though that this particular bird builds a truly unusual nest and you can recognise the call if you think of a little phrase, "which is it?"

Let’s find out what it is.. I'm talking with Dr Holly Parsons Manager of www.birdsinbackyards

PLAY: Brown Gerygone_23rd November 2016 

 

Gerygone is pronounced Jerr-Ig-O-Knee  

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