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by Shirley Henderson
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: The Book Club
Replies: 8
Views: 8182

Thank you for this mind opening book

I read this book through from start to finish in one day. Probably too fast but I will read it again. I could not put it down and it changed my views on weeds. Since reading it I have visited the demonstration site at Mulloon. I love this land and see Peter has a great understanding of how it works ...
by Shirley Henderson
Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Dripstone-The original plants at the time of settlement
Replies: 2
Views: 4776

nurse plants

Hello Duane, It's me again Shirley. I would also love to know the answer to that question of sequence but it's NOW we have to act on documenting everything we can find out isn't it. I too am hoping that someone with lots of knowledge will post some info for us. As I was shown at my visit to Muloon i...
by Shirley Henderson
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Long Stem Planting
Replies: 24
Views: 21176

KEW

Hello again Angela and thanks for taking interest in KEW. I attended a short seminar on Kew when the Mount Annan Botanic Gardens became involved with the project. I believe the main reason for this seed bank is for conservation purposes only. Apparently they already hold seeds that they believe the ...
by Shirley Henderson
Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Long Stem Planting
Replies: 24
Views: 21176

KEW seed bank

Hi Angela, Isn't that funny, your website directed me to a book I purchased yesterday. Native grasses for temperate Australia. Cant wait to read it. Another interesting website is www.kew.org There is Kew gardens in England collecting and researching seed from all over the world. Creating a seedbank...
by Shirley Henderson
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Long Stem Planting
Replies: 24
Views: 21176

United- strength in numbers

Thanks again for your quick reply. I am certain we are on the same track. We all have to keep chipping away at the stone and the more the merrier.
regards
Shirley
by Shirley Henderson
Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Long Stem Planting
Replies: 24
Views: 21176

Long Stem Planting

Hi Duane, Thank you for replying again. In reference to my previous email about Long Stem Planting, my comment that says 'Long Stem Planting simulates the planting of willows' is relevant to past processes of planting willows. To date most planting of natives have been time consuming and require upk...
by Shirley Henderson
Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Long Stem Planting
Replies: 24
Views: 21176

Long Stem Planting

Sent :: Message From: Shirley Henderson To: duane Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:28 am Subject: long stemmed planting Hello again Duane, I am writing this time to ask if Peter and yourself have heard of Long Stem Planting. The practise was adopted to simulate the planting of willows. The native plants ...
by Shirley Henderson
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: Private Letters to Prime Minister Howard
Replies: 15
Views: 13540

Hello Duane,
Please send any of my previous message on, I would like him to read it.
thanks
Shirley
by Shirley Henderson
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: Private Letters to Prime Minister Howard
Replies: 15
Views: 13540

I keep hearing about water saving harvesting, desalination and irrigation. Take, take, take. This is all about taking from the land, the waterways and now the sea. Killing all the life in it during the process. It is time to give water back to the landscape and start recycling it as it should be in ...
by Shirley Henderson
Thu May 31, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Weeds as friends
Replies: 16
Views: 13532

Weeds as friends

I am a newcomer to the industry of Conservation and Land Management. I have however been gardening and growing native plants for some time. I have worked as a bush regenerator and studied horticulture. I have really put in long long hours of research and study trying to understand this country of ou...