48th Black Mountain spring wildflower ramble:
Celebrate spring flowers on beautiful Black Mountain with a social ramble for wildflower lovers. Discover the surprising diversity of tiny orchids, bush peas, wattles and billy buttons on easy bush tracks with experienced guides and good company.
When: Saturday 12 October 9.30am-12pm
BYO: morning tea, water, hat, sunblock and stout shoes
Where: Belconnen Way entry just before Caswell Drive turnoff (watch for balloons)
Bookings essential: email [email protected]
Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Show
This year’s display will feature high quality bonsai from the collections of CBS members, including some created by local artists currently represented in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia at the National Arboretum, Canberra. It will include both traditional exotic plant species and Australian species. Guided tours, demonstration sessions and Bonsai Basic sessions will be held daily. Plants will be available for sale including starter plants, advanced stock trees and styled bonsai. Australian made and imported Japanese and Chinese bonsai pots, books, tools and wire will also be available.
When: 12-13 October, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
Where: Canberra High School, Bindubi Street, Macquarie
Entry: Adult $5, concession $3, accompanied children u12 free
For more: cbs.org.au
Spring gardening with Yates
Spring is one of the busiest times in the gardening calendar, with so many fantastic plants to sow, grow and enjoy. In frost protected spots, it’s time to sow seeds of vegies and herbs like lettuce, zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, beetroot, pumpkin and basil. And you can brighten garden beds and outdoor spaces with vibrant flowers like petunias, geraniums, dianthus and daisies.
It’s important to nurture your spring garden with regular applications of fertilisers and also be watchful for insect pests like aphids and caterpillars, which love tender spring growth.
For gardening ideas and inspiration, head to yates.com.au