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Autumn 2018 Nursery Plants

New 2018 season nursery plants. All Grown right here in our Permaculture Nursery.

How to Choose our Plants

Needing to find plants which will suit your needs? Our display tables group our plants by form and characteristics. We also produce our own labels that provide information specifically for our climate and soils.

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Fiery Bottlebrush

Fiery Bottlebrush (Callistemon pheoniceus) – Colourful Red flowering shrub. Great screening and windbreak shrub.

Summer Opening Hours – Nursery & Farm

Its November and its Summer Opening Hours at the nursery and farm.
– Friday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Permaculture Nursery – ‘locally owned, locally grown’.

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Dongara Mallee

Drop in to our nursery for tubestock of sun hardened Dongara Mallees. These are great coastal windbreak and screening mallee trees that suit alkaline soil, that also grow well further inland.

Windbreaks for Geraldton – Jam Trees

Acacia acuminata – Commonly known as Raspberry Jam Tree, an excellent small windbreak and privacy screening trees. On our farm, our Jam trees provide shade for our goose and chicken pens, and provide forage for our bees.

Windbreak Trees and Shrubs for Geraldton

Protect your gardens and sanity. Windbreak selection for Geraldton and Midwest Western Australia. Featured photo shows section of our easterly windbreak around our Food and Seed Gardens, with dual use interior firebreak and vehicle track.

National Tree Day 2017 Special

Helping celebrate National Tree Day, 2017. Special on Murchison Clawflower tubestock.

We’re at the Sunday Platform Markets

We’re regularly at the Sunday Geraldton Platform Markets, bringing along a selection of our native and multi-use plants.

Heirloom Tomatoes Seedlings

Check out our range of Heirloom Tomato seedlings, all grown here in our food and seed gardens from our own heirloom seed enterprise – Yilgarn Seeds.

Connect to those who have Inspired Us!

Here is a list of links to those who have inspired us and influenced our work.

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One of our 'WOW' shrubs last year was the beautiful Green Hummingbird Shrub from the Carnarvon and Exmouth red sand dunes. Some of you missed out and there were lots of requests so I've grown more this year! Tubestock is now hardened up and available $6.60ea.

These fast growing bird flowers emerge May-September; love free draining soil, and will only require watering twice a week until the winter rains. They handle lots of sun, some wind and grow 2.5m x 2m.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
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April 21st, 8:00 pm

One of our WOW shrubs last year was the beautiful Green Hummingbird Shrub from the Carnarvon and Exmouth red sand dunes. Some of you missed out and there were lots of requests so Ive grown more this year! Tubestock is now hardened up and available $6.60ea. These fast growing bird flowers emerge May-September; love free draining soil, and will only require watering twice a week until the winter rains. They handle lots of sun, some wind and grow 2.5m x 2m. Drylands Permaculture Farm Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628 Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom

Lots of our tubestock is ready for winter plantings.. Time for a visit to the nursery.. We grow local plants to suit local gardens.. making gardening easy!Do you remember our sleepy Senna plant "Senna artemesioides" from a couple months ago. Well, they are hardened up and ready for planting in your garden! (tubestock $4.40 ea)
These legumes love full sun and will cope with part shade; grow to about 1-2m tall and 1m wide; can handle being pruned to shape and love living in semi-arid areas like Geraldton. Once these plants are established they will live on their own without irrigation and they produce their own nitrogen so you don't even need to fertilise them!

Would look great in gardens with free-draining soils. Perfect for suburbs: Waggrakine, Park Falls, Moresby, Wonthella, Wooree, Beresford, Glenfield, Deepdale, Moonyoonka, Strathalbyn and Spalding.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
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April 21st, 6:54 am

Lots of our tubestock is ready for winter plantings.. Time for a visit to the nursery.. We grow local plants to suit local gardens.. making gardening easy!

Do you remember our sleepy Senna plant "Senna artemesioides" from a couple months ago. Well, they are hardened up and ready for planting in your garden! (tubestock $4.40 ea)
These legumes love full sun and will cope with part shade; grow to about 1-2m tall and 1m wide; can handle being pruned to shape and love living in semi-arid areas like Geraldton. Once these plants are established they will live on their own without irrigation and they produce their own nitrogen so you don't even need to fertilise them!

Would look great in gardens with free-draining soils. Perfect for suburbs: Waggrakine, Park Falls, Moresby, Wonthella, Wooree, Beresford, Glenfield, Deepdale, Moonyoonka, Strathalbyn and Spalding.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
... See MoreSee Less

April 20th, 8:18 pm

Do you remember our sleepy Senna plant Senna artemesioides from a couple months ago. Well, they are hardened up and ready for planting in your garden! (tubestock $4.40 ea) These legumes love full sun and will cope with part shade; grow to about 1-2m tall and 1m wide; can handle being pruned to shape and love living in semi-arid areas like Geraldton. Once these plants are established they will live on their own without irrigation and they produce their own nitrogen so you dont even need to fertilise them! Would look great in gardens with free-draining soils. Perfect for suburbs: Waggrakine, Park Falls, Moresby, Wonthella, Wooree, Beresford, Glenfield, Deepdale, Moonyoonka, Strathalbyn and Spalding. Drylands Permaculture Farm Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628 Local Plants, Local People, Local WisdomImage attachment

 

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Had one here for the last 12 years. They may perform differently on different soil types.

Do chooks and ducks eat it

Love these -one of my favourite plants in my dry garden so tough ! Never gets watered - and puts on a lovely show - will be in soon to stock up

Are they short lived tree?

Rolf Hornum

Sylvia Purslow

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Ever looked at the Rose Mallee and thought 'I would love one of those in my garden!'

We have Eucalyptus rhodantha or the Rose Mallee seedlings available now. The Rose Mallee can grow to 4 metres tall and has beautiful silver leaves that compliment the large red/pink flowers in winter to spring. Be quick as we only grow a few trees each year! Tubestock $6.60ea.

These will grow really well in these suburbs: Moresby, Waggrakine, Park Falls and White Peak because they love free-draining neutral pH sands.

Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
"Local Plants, Local People, Local Wisdom''
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April 13th, 8:00 pm

Ever looked at the Rose Mallee and thought I would love one of those in my garden! We have Eucalyptus rhodantha or the Rose Mallee seedlings available now. The Rose Mallee can grow to 4 metres tall and has beautiful silver leaves that compliment the large red/pink flowers in winter to spring. Be quick as we only grow a few trees each year! Tubestock $6.60ea. These will grow really well in these suburbs: Moresby, Waggrakine, Park Falls and White Peak because they love free-draining neutral pH sands. Drylands Permaculture Farm Open 10am-5pm Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628 Local Plants, Local People, Local WisdomImage attachment

 

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Kym Hagger... you fancy taking a drive out there and grabbing me couple when your back in town? 😳😘

Yes we have one in Parkfalls

Jen Wride

Tips for garlic planting around Geraldton

Drylands Permaculture Nursery
It's the start of winter (well, autumn really?!) here in Geraldton and we have just spent the past two days planting this years garlic crop. Thank you Aidan for preparing all the holes.
Interested in growing garlic but don't know how?
Growing garlic is easy...simply watch the video below for a couple handy tips.
Drylands Permaculture Farm
Open 10am-5pm Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
333 David Road, Waggrakine, 99381628
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Contact Details

Drylands Foundation
333 David Rd (North), Waggrakine
Geraldton,Western Australia 6530

Tel. (08) 9938 1628
Email. info@drylands.org.au

Seasonal Opening Times

April-October: Thursday to Monday
November-March: Friday to Sunday

10am to 5pm. Closed Public Holidays.

Drylands Foundation

Drylands Permaculture Farm
333 David Rd (North)
Waggrakine, Geraldton
Western Australia

Drylands Foundation

The Drylands Permaculture Farm, is managed by the Drylands Foundation, a not-for-profit environmental organisation.

The Foundation utilises the Farm, to promote and demonstrate environmental sustainability and conservation through social enterprise.

Photo: ‘Punky’ our Emu © J. Firth 2006

333 David Rd (North), Waggrakine, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530

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