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What is Acid Mulch and What Causes it?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We all know that mulch is beneficial for our plants and gardens, It improves soil structure as well as increasing the nutrient and water retaining capabilities of the soil thus opening the doors to a myriad of other advantages to the organic landscape. But did you know that mulch can… Read more »

Railway Sleepers Are Now Not to Used As Firewood

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Firewood Association of Australia (FAA) has banned the used of old railway sleepers for use as firewood. 1. Used railway sleepers may contain asbestos.  Even though asbestos train brake linings were phased out in the early 1980’s, some old sleepers may pre-date this time.  Fibres from the asbestos brake… Read more »

Important Update: Myrtle Rust

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The plant disease Myrtle Rust has been detected in a cut flower growing facility on the NSW Central Coast. It is the first time the disease has been found in Australia. Rust diseases are highly transportable on clothes and shoes and are very hard to contain. Myrtle rust has been… Read more »