Tag Archives: plants

plants are winners …

More CO2 please: Study shows increase of CO2 in the atmosphere is lower than predicted because of plants A team of researchers in the U.S. claims that climate models used to predict the rise in CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere … Continue reading

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plants can “even ‘hear’ the sound of water running” …

Welcome to our new overlords. New research uncovers the fascinating senses and abilities of flora. A LOOK AT the intelligence of plants. Posted at 8:02 pm by Glenn Reynolds Plants have evolved between fifteen and twenty distinct senses, including analogues … Continue reading

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biological insect control …

…my plant nursery companions:

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native bee study for Broome …

Native bees are common in the Kimberley. They are small, stingless, and produce plentiful honey or ‘sugarbag’, as the original inhabitants call it. Research has been limited, but now the Kings Park Botanical Gardens are about to undertake a study … Continue reading

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field trips …

…Field trips are my favorite pastime, now the wet season is over, time to start travelling on the never ending search for plant species that would be suitable in the nursery and North West landscaping projects.

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where there’s smoke, there is life …

The use of smoke has been effective in promoting germination of native seeds and is one of my methods, but as mentioned below, not always required. Smoke can be smelled in the first of the wet season rains from fires … Continue reading

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Great Sandy Desert flora …

…At the southernmost part of the Kimberley, lies the beautiful desert dune country with a seriously wonderful array of flora and fauna.

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spring at ‘the Springs” …

…Alice Springs has some excellent open park areas showing off native plant species.

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once it rains … soon I hope

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termite ant cities … pindan posts

A lot of large termite mounds (pindan posts) adorn bush around Broome. The colours vary depend on soil types, from nearly white with calcareous soils to red, with pindan soils.

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