It was a cool day in Sydney for the 10th annual World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) and thus one not conducive to me personally getting my gear off and into the garden to take part!
For those not familiar with the event, the first Saturday of May is WNGD where (according to their website) people are encouraged "to tend their portion of the world's garden unclothed as nature intended".
A woman has recently been caught deliberately concealing plant cuttings, seeds and bulbs as she returned to Australia via the Brisbane International Airport.
A baggage inspector discovered five bags of concealed plant materials as well as 21 bags of seeds as she returned from an undisclosed international location.
I have always loved a good pest and disease book! Ever since I started working in a garden centre during my teens I was always keenly interested in solving the daily riddles presented in the form of mangled leaves, dead plants and caught critters that customers would bring in.
A commercial for hair care giant Schwarzkopf could quite easily be seen as an advertisement for gardening and a good reminder to get your spring bulbs in - especially if you are planing to stage your own spring-time spinoff!
For those looking for the perfect Anzac Day long-weekend gardening activity why not pick up a Gallipoli Rosemary plant for your place?
The story goes that a wounded digger bought the original plant back with him that he had dug from the slopes of Anzac Cove in 1915 where it grows wild across the peninsula. This bush was planted within the grounds of the Army Hospital at Keswick, SA. It then provided countess sprigs over the years to honour those lost on Anzac and Armistice days. Rosemary has long been associated with memory and thus used as an emblem of remembrance, especially with it's strong Gallipoli connection.
A 25-year plan for the redevelopment of Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain has been unveiled in today's Sydney Morning Herald (06/04/14). While details are scarce, it sure has managed to generate plenty of interest within the wider-media with the focus of discussions centered around the $80 million hotel that is to form part of the precinct on a currently disused area next to the Domain's car park.