Week 4 July 2002: Back home again. No rain and now we are well and truly in the grip of drought.
On the way home we collected some material of Cassinia leptocephala (Asteraceae family). This is medium, multi-stemmed shrub with large golden flower heads. This is a native plant with great horticultural potential. Hopefully we will be able to strike some cuttings.
Two Red-necked Wallabies paid a visit this week. With the continuing drought, food is becoming scarce for all grazing animals.
Drove to Tamworth (about 100 km away) to talk to the local Australian Plant Society Group. The members are very keen and knowledgeable. We stayed at a memberís home overnight and the next day attended a barbeque with the Group. We had an interesting time and were very grateful for their hospitality. We were also allowed to collect cutting material from these gardens.
Took the opportunity to do our talk back native plant radio programme direct from the ABC studios in Tamworth. This was very different from doing the programme over the phone.