Introduction of novel wildflowers into cut flower production offers considerable marketing advantage. Blue smokebush is one such wildflower, which flowers from winter to spring. The aim of this project was to bring blue smokebush into cultivation. This has involved the … Continued
Basic requirements There are many greenhouse design considerations undertaken by engineers. It’s important to have an understanding of these considerations to better plan, develop and operate your greenhouse so that it can safely support the specified loads.
Kely messages: • All good irrigation design starts at the end. • First, calculate the maximum amount of water that needs to be applied. • Then, decide on the time period within which the water needs to be applied. • Make allowances … Continued
A brief overview of the Australian wildflower industry for your information.
This publication examines the effects of numerous wound-inhibiting chemicals and treatments on the vase lives of 13 genera/species of Australian cut flowers and foliage. It provides practical advice on improving the vase lives of several of these flowers, and recommends some easy … Continued
Part 3 of the series explores the background to the issue and the industry’s opinions and experiences about imports, via the literature and direct discussions with the industry. Statistics on flower and foliage imports, exports and domestic production have also … Continued
The purpose of this final report is to summarise the Australian Flower Industry project for HAL and others, including future funding recipients. Unique activities undertaken by this project have been emphasized, particularly those activities concerning the objectives of the Project.
Leucospermum flowers are commonly called ‘pincushions’ on account of their rounded, symmetrical flower heads, which have masses of styles, or ‘pins’, sticking outwards.
growing is a balance between science and common sense growing. Fortunately we have an abundance of scientific facts at our disposal; on the other hand a common sense approach comes with experience i.e. your day to day experiences as a grower. … Continued
In the last issue, wildflower grower and WildFlowers Australia Vice-President Ben McInnes talked about the establishment and longevity of his family business, Brushtop Farm in New South Wales. In this next instalment, Ben discusses some of the issues and challenges facing the … Continued