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Dave's Garden Articles: By Kennedy Harris

Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Acacias: Part 3: Propagation
By Kennedy Harris (kennedyh)

Acacias have very hard seeds that can lie in the soil for a great many years. They are nevertheless very easy to germinate and all these beautiful shrubs grow easily from seed.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

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Acacias: Part 2: A Symphony in Yellow
By Kennedy Harris (kennedyh)

Ranging from tall forest trees to small shrubs suitable for a rockery, Acacias show great variation in everything but colour. Almost without exception the flowers are some shade of yellow. Here is a sample of the Acacias, mainly Australian many of which are superb garden plants.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

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Stinging Nettles are Not All Bad
By Kennedy Harris (kennedyh)

Stinging Nettles are not popular plants, I have received many stings from them over the years. Despite their stings, some lovely butterflies and moths choose them as their main food plants, so even Stinging Nettles give us something very special.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

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A Voracious Assassin Bug
By Kennedy Harris (kennedyh)

Garlic Chive flowers attract many insects in the early autumn, but not all come to feed on the flowers. An Assassin Bug also visits the flowers and feeds voraciously on flies and the occasional bee!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Acacias: Part 1: An Introduction to Acacias
By Kennedy Harris (kennedyh)

Acacias are a spectacular component of the flora of Australia, providing a flush of yellow to the landscape, often with a delightful scent as well. They have enormous variety from large forest trees to small shrubs suitable for a rockery and are very popular for growing in gardens.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Mistletoe, Birds and Butterflies
By Kennedy Harris (kennedyh)

Drooping Mistletoe is a common mistletoe in Southern Australia, growing mainly on Eucalyptus and Acacia trees. It is mainly dispersed by one little bird, the Mistletoe Bird and it is the food plant for a beautiful butterfly, the Imperial White and a beautiful moth, the Mistletoe Moth.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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A Happy Event in the Mantis World
By Kennedy Harris (kennedyh)

Describing the successful hatching of a brood of Praying Mantis in an Australian garden

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