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Diggers Winter Garden 2017 Magazine

In this issue:

♦ Clive Blazey explains why trees are the most important element in any garden, particularly in small spaces.

♦ We look at the best fire-retardant trees and why mycorrhizal fungi is so beneficial to tree growth.

♦ Peter Marshall gives his forthright view on the National Arboretum in Canberra.

Plus we visit the Dapto community farm, we discover Pine Trees from the time of Gondwana, and we bring you the best range of treesrosesnutsgrapesavocados and potatoes.

Related Articles

Cook’s Gondwana Pine

The wonders of Cook’s Gondwana Pine - why it thrives in all gardens

Growing the world’s most expensive pine tree

Preserving a fossil, or setting gardeners up for failure?

Mountain Range farm and Dapto community farm

Lance Carr feeds refugees — body and soul

My best friends are trees

Clive Blazey tells how prodigious tree growth is dependent on fungal mycorrhizae in the soil

The Bunya Pine: a tale as old as time

Marcelle Swanson shares her personal experience of growing up with a Bunya Pine

The National Arboretum of Doom

Peter Marshall, forester, truffle grower and expert on mycorrhizae gives his forthright view

Trees for small backyards

Clive Blazey explains why trees are the most important element in any garden, particularly in small spaces

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COOK'S GONDWANA PINE

Far more garden-worthy than the Norfolk Island Pine, which is best suited to coastal caravan parks. Diggers has chosen the Cook Island Pine for its bushier growth habit and narrow diameter; standing like a vertical sentinel, it takes up just 3 metres of horizontal space. Its dense foliage, conical shape and distinctive flaky bark set it apart from other forms of pines. Heronswood has a gigantic 120-year-old specimen that has a northern lean. For years we thought this was due to the slope of the site, but recent research has determined that all Cook’s Pines lean to the equator, and the further away from it, the greater the lean, so beware Tasmanian gardeners.

BUNYA PINE

There are few trees as impressive as a fully grown Bunya Pine! Native to the rainforests of Australia, it is extremely tough and grows well in all states. With its distinctive domed habit, this stately tree suits large gardens where it has space to develop. Masses of tasty edible seeds are produced in gigantic cones weighing up to 7–10kg. Slow growth rate.
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