C&LM team help VPOP weed the Tennis Court Patch,16.8.15

On Tuesday 16.8.15, Rachel’s enthusiastic Para Worklinks team removed around 2,000 litres of weeds from the Tennis Court Patch in Vale Park!  And they’ve asked to come back again – yes please!

The first of our “White Fairies” orchids have begun flowering on the Wildflower Walk – very early!

The white form of our Pink Fairies orchid (Caladenia latifolia), which we call “White Fairies”, has begun to flower on the Wildflower Walk at Vale Park.  This is at least 10 days earlier than in previous years!

Rescued Native Orchids planted at Gilberton

On 4.8.15,  in the Gilberton Woodland,  Ann, Catherine & Heather carefully planted out 11 pots of native orchids rescued from Kangaroo Creek Reservoir . Thanks mostly to Ann and Cathryn’s good efforts, we were very pleased at how well the orchids looked after planting, 

WOW! rescued native orchids for VPOP

A HUGE THANKYOU to SA Water for donating 16 pots of rescued Kangaroo Creek Reservoir native orchids for immediate planting on sites at VPOP, including this lovely flowering Helmet Orchid (which pretends to be a gilled mushroom to attract pollinating fungus flies!).

Upcoming Events August 2015

We still have a number of native tubestock that need to be planted (including some orchids), and at this time of year there is also the usual weeding.  A special focus this month will be making our street fronts and entrances as weed-free and appealing as possible.  There is also our colourful winter flowers and […]