There’s a big difference between growing trees and growing feature trees, and it’s got very little to do with the species you use. It’s got everything to do with how you grow them. Ever heard the expression “Can’t see the forest for the trees”? Well, the opposite should be considered when planting feature trees, else you “Won’t see the trees for the forest”.
So, we’ve been doing a bit of research here at Yuruga to find out where the idea came from and whether it has any merits or applications to us up here in north Queensland.
Working in a native plant nursery, I’ve heard of some pretty interesting ways people have killed their newly purchased native plants. Sometimes it’s due to not knowing what to do, while most times it’s actually due to kindness.
These articles are extracted from the Yuruga Newsletter
Vol 13 No 1 (December 2005).
Lots of people like to build up their garden beds by adding extra soil. This is a very popular approach to gardening, particularly where your original soil is quite poor or if it is poorly drained.
However, there are serious traps for the unwary, so here’s our advice to you ..
This article is extracted form the Yuruga Newsletter
Vol 12 No 1 (January 2004).
The focus of this article is for gardeners in tropical Australia.
However, the basic principles apply for throughout Australia
with minor modifications for local conditions.