The Armidale Tree Group Inc. is a community-owned, social enterprise in Armidale NSW. Founded in 1983 the organisation's mission is to “Sustain New England with Native Plants”. To help us fulfil this mission we operate a speciality nursery that grows and supplies cold climate native plants to the New England region of NSW and locally adapted vegetable and herbs for the home garden. We also provide a range of Environmental Services including Farm Tree Plantings, Site Revegetation, Natural Area Restoration, Project Management, Native Seed Collection, Consulting as well as Flora & Fauna Surveys. Finally we offer domestic and commercial Landscaping services. Being a “For Purpose” enterprise, our mission is to help restore the landscapes and biodiversity of the New England. To this end, we also carry out a number of community projects and educational activities to help improve the natural environment of Armidale and the southern New England region.
Plant of the Week! It’s the unusual but beautiful Veronica perfoliata, also known as Digger’s Speedwell. The whorled blue-grey leaves clasping the semi woody stems are a particularly attractive feature-they almost bear a resemblance to the juvenile Eucalypt foliage used in flower arrangements. It has an arching habit and bears nodding sprays of blue flowers that dance in the breeze.
The graceful beauty of the plant belies its tough nature. Varying in height from 30cm to 1m, this little gem will cope with being planted under Eucalypt trees, and will handle most well drained soils. The foliage can be cut back quite hard in winter, as it will re-shoot from the roots in spring. ... See MoreSee Less
Plant of the Week! Every week we hope to feature one plant that we feel is deserving of a little attention. There might be some classic garden stalwarts that many of you will be familiar with, as well as some slightly rarer individuals. This week it's Correa Marian's Marvel. Fabulous for those slightly shaded spots such as under Eucalypts, it has pale pink bells with creamy yellow tips. Flowering in winter, it provides food for hungry little honeyeaters and a colourful respite from the cold season for us. Adaptable to most well drained soils, it usually grows to 1m x 1m, but can get larger if allowed. ... See MoreSee Less