Welcome to the crew at Coast Road Palms who recently joined NGIWA. Coast Road Palms is a family business operating since 1987.
The nursery is set in 10 acres of tropical gardens, where you can view the growth of palms in their natural surrounds.
The NGIWA Annual General Meeting took place last Tuesday. Carole Fudge (Benara Nurseries) agreed to continue for a third term as NGIWA President and Craig Woodroffe (Ellenby Tree Farm) was elected Vice President. All previous board members - Nancy Scade (Australian Native Nursery), Geoff Richards (Richgro), Colin Groom (Domus Nursery), Genevieve Bailey (Baileys Fertiliser) and Michael Gorman (City Of Stirling) were re-elected for a further 12 months. Ross Hooper (Zanthorrea Nursery) will represent NGIWA on the national board.
We welcome our ninth board member elected, David Lullfitz from Plantrite making this the largest board NGIWA has had in many years. David brings considerable experience and knowledge to the table and we all look forward to working with him in growing this association.
Finally a thank you to our members who attended the AGM and dinner including Paul Beveridge (Perth Hills Veggie Co.), Kaye Close (Fickle Prickles), Delia Van Aurich (Hydroponics Xpress) and Neville Passmore (Honorary Member).
We are thrilled to have Linda and Paul Mitchener from The Green Life Soil Co. come on board as our latest NGIWA members. Understanding that Perth's sandy soils are are real challenge to grow anything in, they developed several specialist soil mixes designed to radically improve moisture and nutrient retention.
To learn more about The Green Life Soil Co. visit their website at www.greenlifesoil.com.au.
Fickle Prickles is a Perth hills based cacti and succulent online store that began its journey in early 2009. It was developed through a passion and admiration of all cacti and succulents. What began as a part time hobby grew to an out of control addiction, and from there a business was born under the leadership of Kaye Close and daughter Danni.
With decades of horticultural experience Kaye and Danni take pride in producing healthy established plants in pots that are grown to suit Western Australian conditions and use the latest hygienic growing techniques to ensure their stock is pest and disease free and of a high quality.
The 122 modern awards of general application have been updated and published on the Fair Work Commission website. The awards have been varied to reflect the increases in wages and allowances as a result of the Annual Wage Review 2016–17 decision  FWCFB 3500 as well as changes to the National Training Wage schedule and penalty rates where applicable.
Nursery Award 2010
CREATING SUSTAINABLE NATIVE GARDENS
Australian Native Nursery has been helping West Australians get the most from their garden for nearly 20 years. At their family-owned and run Oakford nursery, Australian Native Nursery grow over 1500 Australian native plant species, from tubestock through to 50lt bags. They have a huge range of groundcovers, wildflowers, trees and shrubs to choose from, all labelled with detailed information and pictures to help customers choose the right plant for their gardens.
For more information head to the Australian Native Nursery website at www.australiannativenursery.com.au
Another new member has joined NGIWA today, Greentech located in Nedlands. Run by Marion Raad-Chenailler, Greentech is the exclusive importer of Fertil products in Australia. Fertil manufacture Fertilpot and Fertiss.
Dawson’s Garden World is a WA gardening institution. Family owned and operated since 1903, Dawson’s as we know it had its humble beginnings when a partnership was formed between George Russell Dawson and Edward James Harrison. Dawson and Harrison, established their first production nursery in Belmont and plants were originally delivered by horse and cart to businesses and residences around Perth.
The much anticipated Perth Garden Festival for 2017 has been and gone in a flash but with clear blue skies and over 25,000 visitors, McCallum Park once again hosted a very successful festival.
This year saw NGIWA working with a number of members to create 210 sq mtrs of displayed gardens ranging from the latest in plant releases, showing the value of buying from an accredited nursery (AGCAS), the work behind the scenes in growing plants under strict environmental guidelines (NIASA), the promotion of the 202020 Vision campaign and training offered by TAFE. Visitors were able to have their gardening questions answered thanks to the tremendous support of the members of the Australian Institute of Horticulture and Neville Passmore, and DAFWA staff were also on hand to offer advice on the present Tomato Potato Psyllid crisis.
Welcome to new NGIWA members, Chatfields Tree Nursery based in Tammin WA. Chatfields have been going since 1979 and are a wholesale tree nursery specialising in wheatbelt species, currently growing up to 2 million seedlings. Chatfields are NIASA accredited.