Meets at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of the month (except January), usually at Pomonal Hall, Pomonal.
President: John King
Vice-President: Neil Marriott
Secretary: Andrea Shelley
Treasurer & memberships: Anita Evans
APS Grampians Group c/o Pomonal Post Office Pomonal 3381
|Feb 20||250 years since Banks & Solander visited our shores, with a focus on Solander; Summer-flowering Eucalypts; Plants in Wild Places 2 – Autumn in High Hokkaido; Bushfire recovery|
|Nov 19||Next mtg: Russel Wait on Eremophilas; Nov Propagation Day; Pomonal Native Flower Show write-up; Melton Botanic Garden Oct Visit; Aug NSW Road Trip|
|Sep 19||Aug meeting review: Clive on wildlife cameras & Margo on the history of the Halls Gap flower show; Jallukar Landcare Group Native Grasslands Project wins state Landcare award; Kevin & Sandy in outback Qld; the Red Gum Walk; the South African Weed Orchid|
|Aug 19||Plants in wild places 1; Pitfalls for Sensor Camera Use – or How NOT to Take Wildlife Photos; Bee Stamps|
|Jul 19||Library future; Kevin’s articles; APS Vic COMM report: Neutrog, Banks & Solander exhibition etc.; report on visit to Geelong Botanic Gardens & Colac gardens; last meeting: Neil Macumber on wetland birds; Grampians Flora Botanic Garden furniture|
|Jun 19||Last meeting: Dr.Greg Kerr on Stumpytail lizards; Borrowing wildlife cameras; Grevillea humifusa; Hakea ‘Burrendong Beauty’; Acacia aphylla; Notice of A.G.M.; Native garden near Lullingham, England|
|May 19||Preview next meeting: Dr.Greg Kerr on Stumpytail lizards; Last meeting: Phil Vaughan in WA; Easter Eggs and Native Plants; Greetings from Illowa – the Handscombes in the Deep South; The New Wildlife Cameras: First experiences|
|Apr 19||Last meeting: Neil Marriott on Native Gardens for Wildlife and farewell to Linda & David; May meeting preview: Dr.Greg Kerr on Stumpytails; Kevin and Sandy’s New Garden|
|Mar 19||Gardening for Wildlife – Neil Marriott; the future of our library; Growing Blandfordia grandiflora, NSW Christmas Bells; Summer Survivors (or Not)|
|Feb 19||Review of Dec Xmas gathering at Five Ducks; Clean Up Australia Day|
|Dec 18||Review of Nov talk by Bill Weatherly on the Forgotten Woodlands; call for native gardens for wildlife photos; Award For Phil Vaughan; Pictures from Terry and Pauline’s trip to WA; Invitation to Celebrate Tom Banfield’s 90th Birthday; Summer-hardy plants|
|Oct-Nov 18||Preview of Nov talk by Bill Weatherly on the Forgotten Woodlands; Vice President & Ordinary Member positions filled, President vacant; review of Oct talk: Native Bees and Other Pollinators, by Denis Crawford; review of our Native Flower Show|
|Sep 18||Call for vice-president & ordinary member; Dryandra or Banksia? A botanical feud; The Vision of Major Thomas Mitchell in 1836; Seed Bank Project Picture Gallery; Rainforests Part Two; Apple & Spice Cake recipe; Myrtle Rust|
|Aug 18||Sep Little Desert Weekend reminder; Jul meeting: Introduction to Grafting – Phil Vaughan; Botanists and Naturalists on the relief expeditions for the search of Burke and Wills; Mistletoe; APS Vic Online: district groups; What’s currently in flower: Thryptomene denticulata, Banksia ornata, Grevillea lanigera, Hakea laurina, Grevillea pteridifolia, Banksia menziesii|
|Jul 18||June meeting: Perth to Kalbarri and back – David & Linda Handscombe; Rainforests in Australia; Botanists on the Burke and Wills Expedition 1860-1861; the Black Wallaby in the Grampians; APS Grampians online|
|May 18||A call for new committee members; Linda Handscombe – “The Pomonal Community Hall Gardens”; review of Geoff Lay’s Apr talk on Fungi; Phil Willams and the effects of rain|
|Apr 18||Review of Cathy Powers’ talk on Citizen Science; Neil & Wendy’s hanging baskets; membership update from Wendy; Andrea on The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan|
|Mar 18||Review of get together at Beverley and Kevin Grace’s home; notice of upcoming working bees; advance notice of Little Desert National Park weekend away in Sep; Garden Design Episode 2 by Andrea Shelley; Judy Baghurst’s “In Praise of Cushion Bush”; Anthea Nicholls on “A Grass By Any Other Name”|
|Feb 18||Review of December gathering at Murray and Marie Hosking’s; Native Garden Design Episode 1 by Andrea Shelley; Phil Williams’ suggestion for Letters to the Editor section & update on status of plants being grown for FJC Rogers Seminar|
|Dec 17||Review of Dennis Crawford’s talk “Insects Found in the Grampians”; Reports of our Trip to South Australia|
|Nov 17||Review of Graeme Woods’ talk “Beautiful Banksias, an Australian Icon”; Jane’s Garden by Phil Williams|
POMONAL NATIVE FLOWER SHOW 2019
After 36 consecutive years of presenting the much admired and iconic Pomonal Native Flower Show, visitors might expect the Australian Plants Society Grampians Group to have run out of ideas, but at the 37th show on the 5th and 6th of October 2019 at the Pomonal Hall, the theme was Native Gardens for Wildlife.
Commencing on Saturday the 5th from 9.00 until 5.00 and on Sunday the 6th from 9.00 until 4.00, visitors were able to see a fabulous display of hundreds of named native flower species and all of these picked from local gardens. Visitors were also be able to buy loads of native plants (many which are rare and collectable), gardening and botany books and also refreshments.
Throughout the display was information on attracting wildlife to your garden, identifying key plant genera and species.
A beautiful show for a very low entry fee (children free).
Visitors can take the opportunity to visit the grand, picturesque and botanically-significant Grampians National Park on the same weekend.
Please email Jocelyn King, or the Grampians Group, or call 0414 933 603 for show enquiries and visit easterngrampians.com.au or ring the Halls Gap and Grampians Visitor Information Centre on 1800 065 599 for general enquiries. You can also follow us on Facebook at APS Grampians Group.
This event was supported by the Ararat Rural City Council.