Misc Advice

Pruning Tips

A very useful document for pruning fruit trees from Dennis Dempsey. You may get it here.

Garden Design Using Australian Plants – A History

At the Garden Club’s February 2022 meeting, Stuart Read of Australian Garden History Society presented a most interesting PowerPoint on  Garden Design Using Australian Plants – A History. He has kindly made it available for download as a pdf. You may get it here (30+MB).

Elm Leaf Beetle

QPRC has a brochure on the Elm Leaf Beetle which is making itself a nuisance in our gardens. Check it out at the Useful Links page. Scroll down to the section dedicated to the topic.
Also available is a list of qualified contractors to treat the disease.

European Wasps

European Wasps are causing trouble in Australia and we are seeing their creeping influence here. QPRC has produced a brochure for making safe traps. Click here to download.

Rose growing Resources

Species Roses – An Introduction

Pruning Heritage Roses

Illawarra/Southern Highlands Region of Heritage Roses in Australia Newsletter for May 2021