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Meets at 7.30pm on the third Monday of the month, February to November, unless otherwise advised.

Entry $2.00 Gold Coin

  • Guest Speaker
  • Door Prizes
  • Plant Sales
  • Fertilizer Sales (APS Mitchell Slow Release fertiliser $5.00 per 500g)
  • Use of the APS Mitchell free Library (See Pauline)
  • Supper & Chat

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

Members & Visitors are encouraged to bring along exhibits for our “Show & Tell” Flower Specimen Table; Please label plants

Venue: the John Taylor Room, Kilmore Library, 12 Sydney Rd, Kilmore. Google map link

Upcoming events for Mitchell

Membership fees: Single $10, Family $12 + Australian Plants Society Victoria membership fees.

2020/21 membership form can be found in June newsletter

President: Norbert Ryan

Secretary: Ian Julian

0438 270 248

PO Box 541, Kilmore Vic 3764

Send email

web-site: https://apsmitchell.org.au/

Also refer to the Mitchell website

Edition Contents
Sep 20Rare & endangered species on Monument Hill; Garden snapshots; Tricoryne elatior Yellow Rush-lily; A thankyou message from WAMA; WAMA presents Nature Nurturing Art; Friends of the Botanic Gardens online exhibition
Aug 20G4W & Slime Mould; Garden snapshots; September 1st is Wattle Day
Jul 20Richard Thomson OA; Garden snapshots from Jo Liddy, Dawn McCormack and Gary Van Arkadie; Red Ironbark Eucalyptus sideroxylon and Eucalyptus tricarpa; The WOW (Wild Orchid Watch) app is ready
Jun 20‘The Ground Storey’ booklet; Memberships due; Garden snapshots; Wallaby Grass & Cypresses; iNaturalist; WAMA Donation Drive
May 20Pea Flower Study Group; G4W & the Red Gum Ghost Moth; Autumn garden snapshots; Local Gums in bud now
Apr 20Meetings postponed until further notice; Mar meeting report– Plan B: expanded flower table; Cuttings from a specimen table .. preserving specimens prior to dealing with them
Mar 20Feb Meeting Report– Flora & history of Monument Hill; Wahlenbergia species
Feb 20Landscaping ideas for bushfire-prone areas; November Meeting Report– AGM & WAMA; Eremophila collection & nursery
Nov 19October Meeting (the Petts in WA) & Expo Report; Chocolate & Vanilla Lilies; AGM nomination form
Oct 19Expo & Plant Sale help wanted; Sep Meeting Report – Wilsons Prom Flora; Ricinocarpos megalocarpus
Sep 19The Kilmore Creek Master Plan; preview of Sep meeting: Geoff Lay on the Flora of Wilson’s Promontory; Aug Meeting Report – Prostanthera & Allied Genera; Wattle Time; Eucalypts of Western Australia The South-West Coast and Ranges, by Dean Nicolle & Malcolm French
Aug 19Flower ID brochures from APS Alice Springs; preview of Aug meeting & Miriam Ford; July Meeting Report – Garden visit to Wattle Gum Forest Farm; Prostanthera scutellarioides; Eucalyptus dives Broad-leaved Peppermint
Jul 19Jun Meeting Report – Biolinks Alliance; Hibbertia; Eucalyptus camaldulensis River Red Gum; invitation to visit “The Gannawarra”
Jun 19Ideas for APS Mitchell 10th Anniversary; preview of Jun meeting: Dr Sophie Bickford on the Biolinks Alliance and its programs; May Meeting Report – Local Wildflowers; Eucalyptus polyanthemos Red Box; Membership form
May 19May meeting preview: David Laurie on collection and propagation of local native seed; review of Apr meeting: Peter
Broughton on rare and unusual native plants & changes in the nursery industry; Hibiscus heterophyllus Rosella, Native Sorrel; 2020 membership form
Apr 19Call for new G4W Coordinator; preview of Apr meeting – Peter Broughton on rare and unusual native plants; March Meeting Report…Boronia megastigma & its essential oil; Wild Pollinator Count Tally Sheet
Mar 19February Meeting Report… Cathy Powers on Lepidoptera – Moths & Butterflies & Mike Williams on Asteraceae – the daisy family; Acacia melanoxylon – Blackwood
Feb 19Preview of Feb talk: Cathy Powers: “Lepidoptera: Moths and Butterflies”; Nov Meeting Report…Spiders Around the Garden; 2018 Chairperson report; Treasurer’s report; 2018 Gardens for Wildlife report
Nov 18new publication ‘Habitat’, about wildlife friendly gardening; preview of Nov talk: Glenn James “Spidentfy”; Oct Meeting Report: Ron Litjens on Faunascaping Your Garden; Eucalyptus melliodora Yellow Box; Expo 2018 Report; AGM nomination form
Oct 18Spring Plant Expo – helpers & specimens needed; Sep Meeting Report…Small Wattles by Bill Aitchison; Singapore Gardens by the Bay, Ian Julian
Sep 18Spring Plant Expo – helpers & specimens needed; Gardens for Wildlife news; August Meeting Report…Melton Botanic Garden Visit; Eucalyptus ovata – Swamp Gum
Aug 18Gardens for Wildlife news – July Wallan market; details of Aug Melton Botanic Garden excursion; memberships due; July Meeting Report…Supporting National Tree Day; Eucalyptus radiata Narrow-leaved Peppermint
Jul 18Gardens for Wildlife to visit Wallan Market in July; July excursion; Membership renewal fees due; June Meeting Report…Gardens for Wildlife Launch; Eucalyptus obliqua Messmates
Jun 18May Meeting Report – Melton Botanic Garden; Eucalyptus macrorhyncha Red Stringybark
May 18Hakea petiolaris (Sea-urchin Hakea); Hakea decurrens (Bushy Needlewood); April Meeting Report…Boabs & Bottle Trees; Grey Box: Poor flowering season 2018
Apr 18Nuts & seeds display for Annual Spring Plant Expos; Library news; preview of Apr meeting with Attila Kapitany on “Bottle Trees and Boabs – trees for our times”; review of Mar meeting and Cathy Olive on Gardens for Wildlife program & the Euroa
Arboretum; interest in a Garden for Wildlife program within the Mitchell Shire; Norbert Ryan on Eucalyptus goniocalyx (Long-leaved Box)
Mar 18preview of Mar meeting with Cathy Olive on Gardens for Wildlife program; review of Feb meeting and Jason Caruso on Eucalypts – includes examples of “Highly ornamental, heat & drought tolerant”, “Cold hardy, 650mm+ rainfall” & “Interesting oddities” – list of Places to visit and see many of the mentioned species; Norbert Ryan on Eucalyptus viminalis (manna gum)
Feb 18Website woes; Unusual longevity of cut flower – Melaleuca thyoides; preview of Feb meeting with Jason Caruso on Eucalypts; review of Nov AGM and Peter Mitchell on Grasses; 2017 President’s Report; Candlebarks and fire; weeds – Galium aparine “Sticky Weed”