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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gazinias brighten Noosa home front

Long after the orchid collection vanished from the igloo dazzling little Gazinias continue to brighten the home front at Cooroy Gardens in the Noosa hinterland. The flowering cycle continues as we make our farewells to the garden – and no doubt will rally as a welcoming sight when new owners move in (July 31). However, gardeners should be careful which way the wind blows. Airborne, the seeds carry far. South Africa's dazzling Gazinia is now classified as one of Australia's most noxious weeds and does untold damage to the local flora – especially on the Sunshine Coast beach front. Let's recognise it as the cane toad of Botanica.

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