After 48 years as Cruden Farm’s Head Gardener, (or ‘Gardener # 2′ as he prefers to be called) Michael Morrison has retired from the role. Michael is still very involved with the property however and in fact, he is now Cruden Farm’s #1 Volunteer. Following a lengthy recruitment process, the […]
The winners of the 2019 Joy Harland Memorial Photographic Competition were announced on March 27 in Melbourne. The winning images show the depth of talent among HMAA members. Congratulations to all who entered!
The multi award winning Queensland Garden Expo will this year celebrate its 35th Anniversary and to mark the occasion we have put together a special tour offer for HMAA members.
Autumn 2019 will see the launch of Richgro Organics, a fully certified, 100% organic line of fertilisers designed to meet the needs of Aussie gardeners. With the Australian Certified Organic bud logo prominently displayed the nine-strong range includes fertiliser varieties designed to provide the right nutrients and improve soil quality […]
Gabe Mostafa, publisher of Hort Journal and an HMAA member, has announced the launch of a new online plant sourcing website aimed at garden designers and landscapers. PlantSelect.com.au is an interactive national marketing and sourcing platform that goes way beyond simply listing plants, providing pricelists and photos, explains Gabe. While […]
2019 is gearing up to be quite a year for roses with the release of some fabulous new varieties from Treloar Roses. Two new beautifully fragrant varieties and feature releases for this year – Kiss Me Kate and Fruity Parfuma are being added to the much loved ‘Parfuma’ range. Kiss […]
5 December 2018 The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the new function of assisting with disputes that fall under Franchising, Horticulture and Oil Codes of Conduct. “Our office is providing businesses with information on the codes, options to resolve disputes and access to mediation […]
By AB Bishop (Murdoch Books, November 2018, paperback, $39.99 RRP) In this recent release, AB has not only produced a very detailed, practical guide to creating a habitat garden but, in part 1 of the book, she has also provided a much needed explanation of broader topics such as ecology, […]
Hort Innovation has proudly thrown its support behind a new joint initiative to combat threats to our plant biosecurity. Cemented by a Memorandum of Understanding between Australia and New Zealand, the Trans-Tasman collaborative, led by Australia’s Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) and New Zealand’s Better Border Biosecurity (B3NZ), will focus […]
A new strategic direction, to move from the current federated model to a new model where businesses and associations are directly involved in their national body, has been reached between the Nursery and Garden Industry associations after the NGIA Board, State Presidents and their invited members met in Sydney this […]