Number 15...September 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
"Australian Plants" print!!! Garden ethics; 300 Years since Dampier; New hybrid eucalypts.


Getting Started 6: Planting Out

How to give that new plant its best chance in an unfriendly world!

Plants, Animals and Sex!

The X-rated activities that go on in the hidden parts of your garden

The Weeping Emu Bush

The plant which loves the desert and its solitude

Understanding Soils and Nutrients - Part 3

The chemicals that determine how well you plants grow

Cultivation of Dryandra

Try some of Western Australia's most spectacular wildflowers

Hidden Treasures....a personal view

A brief history of evolution and utilization of the Australian flora

The Blooming Lilly Pilly

Popular plants in cultivation...even if the origin of the name "lilly pilly" is a mystery!


Electronic Mailbox

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

Short Cuts

The Ingnitability of Leaves of Australian Plants; Two Rare New South Wales' Grevilleas; The Leaning Trees of Greenough; Fireweed; a Spreading Pest of Eastern Australia; Mountain Devils; Positive Pavonia

A Good Read

Reviews of some publications on the Australian flora.

Net Watch

Sites worth visiting...would we lie???!

Back Issues

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    Editor: Brian Walters

    Australian Plants online - September 1999
    Issue date: 28 September 1999

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