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save time, money and stress

plan ahead and get the plants you need when you need them

It's often difficult to source uncommon species or quantities in large numbers at short notice. By entering into a contract growing arrangement with Provincial you will save yourself time, money and the stress and hassle of last minute shopping around and lack of availability. Any size project can be catered to and contract agreements offer economies of scale, so you can add to your bottom line.

More info at  the pre-growing page on our website or Contact us today to discuss upcoming projects

Baumea articulata

specials

buy 3 trays and get the 4th free of:

Callistemon 'Kings Park Special' 140mm

Callistemon 'Little John' 140mm

Correa alba 140mm

Allocasuarina cunninghamiana 200mm

Indigofera australis tube

Ficinea nodosa tube

Poa labillardieri tube

Microleana stipoides tube

Imperata cylindrica tube

Lomandra longifolia tube

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Provincial at NGIA national conference

Winners of the NGIA Environment Award for NSW / ACT 2010 Provincial's driving forces will be presenting with Dr Anthony Kachenko on assessing your carbon footprint and sustainable nursery and landscape practices at the Nursery and Garden Industry National Conference in Darwin in April.

new for you!

Provincial are happy to offer a 10% discount on our range of plants to Seniors card members.

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Ammobium alatum

welcome... rain!

Welcome to the March edition of the Provincial Plants and Landscapes newsletter and the good news that most of NSW and the ACT has had good rainfall over the last few weeks and we've been certified Carbon Neutral!!

really water wise

Our  increased rainwater harvesting capacity has really paid off - we now harvest around 2000 litres per millimetre of rain and this will increase to 3000 litres once our Aquaponics roof is complete. The recent rain has filled our dams and tanks and with around 3 million litres in storage, we have enough water for the next 12 months! (Rain also gave staff an extra-long weekend as the Wandella Creek was flooded and the nursery was cut off for a few days).

Wandella creek

what's new with us?

carbon neutral (soon to be certified carbon positive)

Da da da dah!!  An independent energy and emissions audit done by the Canberra Environment Network to see exactly how big, or small, our carbon footprint is has certified us as Carbon Neutral!! We are also pleased to announce that Carbon Positive certification is just around the corner (we absorb more carbon than we produce). Great for us, great for you and great for the environment.

new Provincial - ites

A big welcome to Lee Madden, Phil Rice and Jeremy Ayre who have joined the Provincial Pialligo team, and to Daniel Butchers and Megan Brady who have come on board at Wandella

busy bees - a natural alternative

Bees are the buzz word at Provincial right now as we have recently put in two hives. We'll use the honey as a natural root stimulant when propagating by cuttings and also as something tasty to put on our toast! The bees also help to pollinate the fruit trees in the Provincial staff orchard.

Indigofera australis

feature plant - Austral Indigo

In our opinion, this native shrub gets much less attention than it deserves. Indigofera australis will adapt to full sun or full shade and will flower well in either... very handy. It is frost and drought tolerant once established and requires little or no maintenance. Its blue-green bi-pinnate foliage is attractive and at its best in winter. Prolific sprays of showy purple flowers appear in spring. This is a very useful plant, particularly for more difficult, shady areas in the garden, where it will grow quite unassuming and often unnoticed until it bursts out with flowers in spring. Alternatively it can make a beautiful feature plant, particularly when pruned to a uniform shape. More info

compost

hot tips - composting

Composting is about the most efficient and worthwhile method of recycling in and around your home. In most households it can reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by half and it is the best way to improve your soil. Composting can be as simple as a mound in the corner of the backyard although modern devices such as the aerobin will speed up the composting process. There are a few basic rules to follow to turn your kitchen and garden waste into healthy compost:

1  Situate your compost bin or mound in a well drained sunny position. 

2  Start with coarse material such as dry leaves, grass clippings or torn up newspaper, this will allow air to be drawn in from the bottom. Water in.

3  Add a layer of finished compost (preferable), rich soil or manure. This contains some of the micro-organisms that will kickstart the composting process. Water in.

4  Alternate layers of kitchen scraps with layers of more coarse material such as grass clippings, leaves or torn up newspaper. Water each layer in as required.

5  Turn your compost with a fork or shovel regularly, once or twice a fortnight. This will improve aeration and also help you monitor the progress of the compost.

6  Your compost should be moist but not wet. If the compost is drying out, increase the amount of water you are adding to each layer. If it is too wet, turn the compost more often and add more dry material such as grass clippings or sawdust.

7  From time to time, add a couple of handfuls of lime, dolomite or the ash from a wood fire. This will help to balance the acidity of your compost and will also discourage ants.

8  You will know your compost is ready when it has a rich soil texture, earthy smell and all the lumps have been broken down.

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