The Centennial Parklands' Horticulture team is made up of passionate people that work in many areas including the turf used by elite sporting teams, the Ian Potter Children's WILD PLAY Garden and even high up in the tree tops at Frog Hollow. Visitors often stop to talk to them about what's blooming across the Parklands, how best to take care of their plants at home or share photos to help identify plant species or diseases found in their own backyard garden.
So we asked our Horticultural Supervisor, David Laughlin, for some tips, tricks and news that you can apply to your own garden.
November sees the weather in Sydney warm up and plant growth explode - making it one of the busiest times of the year for the Horticulture team. It's also a great time to start working in your own garden to prepare your plants for the long hot summer ahead.
The Rose Garden in Centennial Park is displaying its spring flush of flowers. As a result of the recent rain fungal disease can be seen on many plants around Sydney and can quickly get out of control, You may have noticed the Horticulture team addressing these issues around the Parklands recently, applying fungicide to control diseases such as black spot and powdery mildew.
With the moist warmer conditions weeds are growing rapidly all over the Parklands and the horticulturists are busily removing them before their seeds establish.