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Thank you for visiting our on-line store. As a small enterprise we offer a select range of products that we produce seasonally.

As a social enterprise, our sales allow us to train volunteers in seed saving, propagation of nursery plants,  and continue to develop our demonstration organic seed gardens and permaculture education facilities.

You can read more about where we invest our revenue on our Contribute page.

 

SHIPPING AND PICKUP

  • Please note our Plants and Vege Seedlings are only available by local pickup.
  • Western Australian seed orders customers can select dispatch by Parcel Post or Express Post.
  • Outside of Western Australia, seeds are Express Posted.
  • Due to demand we may not be able to offer Seed purchases outside of Western Australia.
  • Local pickup is available from our farm here in Geraldton if you live locally or travelling through.

PAYMENTS

  • Payment accepted is direct deposit, cash and cheque.
  • Eftpos is available at our nursery.

ORDER CONFIRMATION

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  • For local pickups we will include agreed collection time if outside our walk in open times.

STOCKLIST UPDATES

  • Our online order forms and stock list catalogues are updated regularly as stock is sold, and as new stock is seasonally produced.

 

We will confirm availability of stock and total price by email or phone upon receipt of your order.

Drylands Permaculture Nursery Stock List
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Also known as the Desert Oak, this hardy Acacia is long lived and provides wonderful shade and a good windbreak in low rainfall  areas.

An ornamental local native that can be planted individually or as a grove to create a magical and secluded part of your garden or property.

It has light yellow pompom flowers in late winter and produces wonderfully matting leaf mulch that help protect the soil.

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Fast growing bushy shrub…

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Fast growing bushy shrub local to the Geraldton banksia sandplain area. Massive display of bunches of golden yellow flowers in early winter.

Ideal low windbreak. Known for its copious quantity of edible sweet gum and nutritious ‘bush food’ seeds. Lives to 15 years.

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Hardy South Australian shrub…

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Hardy South Australian shrub that has proven to be a reliable,  fast growing wind break that we have used in our southern windbreaks part of our farm property.

The wood is hard, and with its thinner leaves and more open form, provide a great option to filter but not block the cool south westerly sea breezes.

Do not plant in regions or situations where it may become invasive.

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Also known as the Limestone Acacia, this small to medium growing tree can be grown and shaped to be a perfect shade canopy for smaller gardens or a useful screening plant.

Puts on a spectactular display of yellow flowers and shiny lime green seed pods in Spring.

Extremely hardy, saline tolerant and long lived Wattle. It will grow in most locations and soil types with minimum care.

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Dense weeping multi-use shrub…

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Dense weeping multi-use shrub that puts on a massive display of bright yellow flowers from winter through to spring.

Its bright green leaves are a good quality animal fodder. This fast growing wattle grows well in disturbed, poor soils as a screening hedge and can grow a metre per year until maturity.

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Mainly used as an ornmental protected potted or patio plant in our hotter, drier climate here in Geraldton.

Also known as 'Shell Ginger' due to the shape of its pink flowers, its leaves are traditionally used in China and Japan to make a tea and for flavouring in cooking.

Can grow to 2m tall under ideal conditions. For best growth keep moist and fertilise regularly. Easily to grow by division.

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Ornamental perennial grass producing attractive golden yellow flowers on long stems. Stunning border plant. Local to the Geraldton region.

Suitable for inland and coastal areas in free draining soils. Cut back flower stalk after flowering and leaves to rejuvenate.

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Species of Kurrajong found…

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Species of Kurrajong found in the rocky hills and range lands of the Pilbara region, Western Australia.

Displays the distinctive round canopy shape and typical brilliant lime green foliage display during summer for which Kurrajongs are renowned for. Has a deciduous nature of dropping leaves in colder weather.

Suited to heavier loam and rocky soils, but has also performed well in the neutral sands around Geraldton.

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Desert Kurrajong
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This famous inland tree…

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This famous inland tree is noted for its brilliant lime green foliage display during summer.

It has a distinctive symmetrical round canopy creating excellent shade in its desert environment.

The Kurrajong is a long lived drought tolerant tree native to Shark bay and Murchison region.

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A graceful silver South…

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A graceful silver South American palm that produces a large weight of juicy orange fruit with a green tinge and taste similar to mango and mandarin.

Also known as the Pinto Palm and Wine Palm. The large seeded fruit are ~25mm in diameter and eaten fresh or dried or made into jellies, juices and liquors.

A vigorous and easily grown palm with a thick trunk that is used extensively in landscaping and is one of the more drought tolerant palms once established.

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Yilgarn Seeds - Open Pollinated Heirloom Seeds
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Sow Spring to Autumn.

Grown for the broad white leafstalks which are widely used in Chinese stir-fries. Leafstalks should be picked often, like silverbeet.

Small compact plant, very easy and quick to grow. Matures after 60 days and has excellent resistance to bolting.

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Sow Spring to Autumn.

A Filipino variety of Bok Choi, that is quick and easy to grow.

Grown for the broad white leafstalks and loose leaves, and used in stir fries

Matures after 60 days and has excellent resistance to bolting.

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Sow Autumn.
Ground covering annual with delightful red flowers. Pods to 50mm wide are eaten fresh with a taste like asparagus and peas.
Native to the mountains of Palestine where children take pride in finding large patches. Drop seeds into boiling water and soak for 24 hours before planting. Plant swollen seeds. Repeat for non swollen seeds.

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Sow Autumn.
A two-row type barley often used as 'mash' for home brew beer.
It can also be popped like popcorn and eaten. Grows up to 1m tall producing disease resistant 100mm heads.

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Sow Spring
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Drought and wind tolerant, this 1.5m tall perennial plant's leaves are used as a clove substitute. It is particularly good in Indian curries.
Extremely useful in gardens, its strong aroma confuses insects and they have trouble finding plants to eat.

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Sow Spring.
Always sow after the shortest day to prolong flowering and encourage leafy growth. Never has picking basil leaves to make pesto been quicker. This hardy variety has slightly wavy green leaves several times larger than common sweet basil.
Constant tipping of flowers from plants will promote more leaves. This annual is well-suited for growing in balcony pots.

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Sow Autumn - Winter.
Rare heirloom variety. A prolific producer of round stringless, snap green beans. This compact bush can also be used as a dried bean. Does well in the Geraldton region. Does not like hot summers.

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Sow Spring
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A white seeded variety of green bean whose pods are best eaten when young.
A vigorous climber with yellow flowers and a good seed set. Pods to 200mm long.

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Sow Spring.
A strong handsome purple leaved and podded vine. These delicious snap beans have an excellent flavour and turn dark green when cooked. Stringless if picked before maturity.

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Sow Spring
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This perennial bean vine lasts approx. 4 years. It is a strong climber & needs a strong large trellis. A prolific producer, it has burgundy & white mottled beans which can be used dried or sprouted (in stir-fries). Once established it is quite tolerant to heavy wind and heat under 42§C.

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Sow Spring (In Geraldton, Autumn to Spring)
Dwarf/semi-vining bean growing to 400mm tall. Has yellow shiny wax coated pencil pods.
Sometimes referred to as Butter Beans, pick when pods are yellow, and eat lightly steamed. Delicious with olive oil, garlic and fresh parsley.
This variety has black seeds when mature.

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Sow early Spring (In Geraldton, Autumn or Spring). Also known as 'Scotia' bean, a stringless 'pencil-pod' climbing bean with thin speckled purple pods around 12cm long and 'zebra' stripe patterns on seeds. Pick once pod reaches full size and best eaten as a green bean lightly steamed.

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Sow early Autumn.
The flowering buds and stems of this plant are harvested and eaten fresh or stemmed. In warmer climates this plant lasts for several years. This variety produces one large head then on-goingly produces multiple small flowering heads. Sowing early autumn in the midwest will allow the large heads to mature before the winter cycle of aphids.

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Sow end of Winter - Autumn.
Brilliant orange flowered medicinal plant. Petals harvested, dried can be made into an antiseptic salve.
Petals can be eaten and look stunning when drizzled with olive oil in a salad.

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Sow Spring (In Geraldton, sow anytime).

Hardy sprawling bush 1.5m wide & 1m tall. Sweet yellow berry fruit can be harvested when jacket wrapping is papery dry. Fruit can be eaten fresh or made into jam. If left to dry on the plant, fruit make delicious sultanas. Living for 3 years, plant can be trained as a vine and responds well to pruning.

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Sow Spring.
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An excellent flavoured sweet capsicum with long tapered chilli shape fruit to 130mm, turning red when ripe.
Prolific variety with records of up to 700 fruit per plant.

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Plant Spring.
Prolific variety with large sweet fruit. Sow in a rich soil and keep moist.
Fruit will be smaller if nutrients are inadequate. Large leaves help protect fruit from sunburn.
May benefit from filtered shade in summer. Pick fruit when full size, either green or later when red.

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Sow Autumn-Spring  warm climates. All year cool climates. Summer in cold climates.
Productive carrot suitable for wide range of climates with long 20cm orange coloured root and good flavour.  Sow directly in long furrows to 5mm in friable soil. Cover and firmly press soil.
Stagger sowing fortnightly for continual harvest.  Keep weed free and soil moist. Matures in 65 to 80 days. Thinned carrots can be eaten as 'baby' carrots.

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Plant Spring.
(In Geraldton, Autumn).
Catnip is drought tolerant and often perennial. The mint-like scent of the bruised leaves of this herb is said to attract cats and deter rats.
It stands 1/2 m high and its white flowers are a good bee attractant for pollination when grown around in orchards and vegetable gardens. Young shoots can be used in salads.

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Sow Winter.
This variety has very pale golden-yellow leaves and stems.
It is a compact variety with stringless stems and a delicate flavour.
Best eaten young and when grown in blocks rather than rows natural blanching will improve the flavour.

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  • Seeds are posted using Australia Post.
  • Western Australia seed orders are posted either by Parcel Post or Express Post, for orders under 100 packets.
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Contact Details

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

Tel. (08) 9938 1628
Mob. 0458 38 1628
Email. info@drylands.org.au

ABN: 60 163 754 943

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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: Popping Barley Grain © J. Barber 2010

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