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.
NGIWA NextGenners were treated to a special morning with a guided tour of Hydroponic Xpress and Aquaponics WA hosted by Neville Passmore and owner Delia Van Aurich this week. Hydroponic Xpress is Perth's largest hydroponic shop and aquaponic warehouse and display centre. Neville showed the group not only the value in this method of growing plants, but emphasised as as urban spaces, water availability and lifestyles were ever changing, then hydroponics were the way of the future for living a more sustainable lifestyle.
Surveillance by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has confirmed further detections of the tomato potato psyllid in the Perth area. New detections of the insect pest include commercial and backyard vegetable crops, a commercial nursery, and on seedlings at three retail outlets.
The department has moved quickly to restrict the movement of the host plants and any associated material, such as horticultural equipment, from the premises. Department Chief Plant Biosecurity Officer John van Schagen said the department was tracing the recent movement of seedlings as a priority. Tomato potato psyllid is an emergency plant pest, impacting Solanaceae plants including potato, tomato, eggplant, capsicum, chilli and tamarillos. It also attacks sweet potato.
Due to our continued growth we are looking to enhance our management team with the appointment of a Propagation Manager. Our client is a family owned nursery, specialising in the propagation and production of quality plants for the landscape and revegetation industries. Working in this key position you will manage the daily production of plants from seed, cutting, grafting and tissue culture deflasking to achieve monthly production targets. Job description is attached.
For further information please call Laura Crowe at Hudson on 9323 0274.