The Which Plant Where Blog

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Share Your Suggestions For Forgotten Plants We Should Trial

While plant selection is often influenced by multiple factors, ‘bulletproof’ plants are often used because they have performed consistently in the past. But past performance is no indicator of future performance. Water availability, extreme temperatures and disease all pose threats of failure, especially when only one or two species are planted in an urban green space.

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Visiting Growers In Melbourne

The research team visited growers in the greater Melbourne area to better understand which horticultural practices are currently used for the production and supply of plants and how these can affect plant growth, tolerance to drought and heat, as well as post-planting success...

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Feeling The Heat In Western Sydney's Sizzling Summer

In January and February 2017, Richmond RAAF base recorded 11 days above 40°C, the 11th of February was the hottest day coming in at a whopping 47°C. Environmental science student Elise Dando had the opportunity to get out into the field for the first time, record some interesting data using fun ‘techy-gear’...

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Planting The Seeds Of A Five-Year Research Program

Worth more than $10 million, the Which Plant Where, When and Why Database For Growing Urban Greenspace project is a significant exercise in research logistics. We give you an inside look into how things are going nine months into the project.

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