Native Wildlife

Glycosmis trifolata – Pink Lime Bush

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Glycosmis trifoliata – known as Òrange Berry or Pink Lime Bush Rounded open habit, evergreen, perennial shrub to 4 Metres Full Sun / Semi-Shade Moist /Well-Drained Green glossy leaves to 15 cm long White flowers to 5 mm in clusters in Spring to Summer Pink soft berry fruit to 12 mm diameter Family: Rutaceae Natural Habitat: Dry… Read more

Native Wildlife, Natives (A-Z), Planting for Wildlife

Verge Planting – Brisbane City Council Guidelines

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The Brisbane City Council have finally given in to pressure from green-fingered residents and now has a policy to allow gardening on verges or native strips in front of houses. Their guidelines were announced in August 2016 and updated in March 2017. They can be accessed here and the Brisbane Times article with some interesting… Read more

Community Gardens, Native Wildlife, The Politics of Gardening, Verge Planting, Weeds and Biosecurity

Cotton Harlequin Bug

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This not so little bug – about 1.5 cm long – is enjoying the sun on the native hibiscus out the front. Cotton Harlequin Bug (Tectocoris diophthalmus) See more about them at http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_stinkbugs/Harlequin.htm  … Read more

Native Wildlife