Friends of South Surrey Park News August 2010
The City of Boroondara Spring Walks and Talks are still on, see www.boroondara.vic.gov.au or contact City of Boroondara Parks & Gardens on 9278 4595. Highlights include:
Wednesday 22 Sept, Wildflower Walk, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Welfare Parade, Glen Iris, Melway 60 E 7.
Tuesday 28 September, School Holiday Fun, 11 am – 2:30 pm, Hays Paddock, Leason St, East Kew,
Melway 45 J 2. Get your hands dirty, plant a tree, test water, search for bugs, eat a free lunch.
Wednesday 6 October, Spot lighting, 6:45 – 8 pm, Freeway Golf Course carpark,
Columba Street, Balwyn North, Melway, 32 C 11.
Tues 12 Oct, Maranoa in Flower, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Maranoa Gardens, Parring Rd, Melway 46 G 7.
Wednesday 13 October, Billabong Walk, 2 – 3 pm, Willsmere Park, Kew.
Meet Jack O’Toole Reserve Carpark, Kilby Road, Kew. Melway 45 E 2.
Tuesday 26 Oct, Habitat Gardening, 5:45 – 8:30 pm, Maranoa Gardens, Parring Rd, Melway 46 G 7. Sustainable Gardening Australia demonstrate creating a wildlife friendly home garden. BYO chair.
On Friday 15 October at 8 pm, the Australian Plant Society Maroondah will hold its monthly meeting at Manchester Unity Hall, 8 Main Street, Blackburn, Melway 47 K 10. Well known Friend of South Surrey Park and native garden guru David Lightfoot will discuss the widespread Australian family of Goodeniaceae. Admission $2 includes a raffle ticket and light supper. More fromwww.vicnet.net.au/~apsmrdah, firstname.lastname@example.org or President Graeme Nicholls on 9893 4422.
Now is the ideal time to get plants in the ground, with plenty of soil moisture and warm weather to establish root systems before the summer drought. If you are inspired to try some spring planting at home, the best source of locally indigenous plants is GreenLink Box Hill community nursery, 41 Wimmera Street, Box Hill North, Melway 47 E6. Open every Tuesday morning, plus Saturday 23 October, 9 am – midday, selling a fantastic range of local plants, mostly under $2. More from http://home.vicnet.net.au/~
greenlnkor 9808 8471.
Work in South Surrey Park is brought to you through the efforts of the Friends of South Surrey Park, a voluntary group working with the local community, City of Boroondara and Melbourne Water. For general information about your local Park, contact any committee member below. To receive up to date details of Park activities, or to receive this newsletter electronically, email email@example.com or phone 9836 3329.