Number 14...June 1999
ISSN 1326-7469

Australian Plants online is published in March, June, September and December by the Society for Growing Australian Plants, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the growing, conservation, promotion and appreciation of Australian native plants.

First Cuttings
Odds and Ends
A novel seed germination method! Cultivar watch; Information sheets; A new broom; The causes of bushfire.


Getting Started 5: Potting On

You've struck a cutting and germinated some seeds. What now??

Gardening for Butterflies

Some basic principles and a Townsville case study

Dead Finish; Acacia tetragonaphylla

Funny name for a plant......

Understanding Soils and Nutrients - Part 2

The factors that determine how well a plant grows.

Coastal Sandplain and Heathland Plants of Western Australia

The marri - Corymbia calophylla

Will the Waratah Ever Fulfil its Potential?

A magnificent plant with a difficult reputation.

Spreading the Genes

The tricks that plants use in seed dispersal.


Electronic Mailbox

Problems, comments, suggestions...and a few answers.

Short Cuts

My Battle with Clematis aristata....My Dad's Bunya Pine....Pultenaea from Cuttings....The Magnificent Tree Waratah....Wattle Day - a Short History.....Trees and Tags

A Good Read

Reviews of some current publications on the Australian flora.

Net Watch

Sites worth're sure to agree!

Back Issues

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    Editor: Brian Walters
    Production Team: Anne Hollingsworth, Marg Chittick, Anne Green

    Australian Plants online - June 1999
    Issue date: 27 June 1999

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