City Farm now only open three days a week

Hibiscus Image by Robert Whyte from saveourwaterwaysnow.com.au

Hibiscus Image by Robert Whyte from saveourwaterwaysnow.com.au

Our plant of the month is Hibiscus heterophyllus (Native/wild rosella) which is endemic to Queensland and New South Wales.

There are hundreds of the hibiscus species worldwide in tropical and sub-tropical areas, however, the species is not widely represented in Australia.

Hibiscus are mostly shrubs or small trees that are very ornamental with large, eye-catching flowers in a wide variety of colours.

Flowers are short-lived, but continue to open over a long period, so the hibiscus provides a colourful garden feature.

This is an open shrub to six metres, with large flowers which are mostly white with a purple centre, but may also be pink or yellow.

The fast-growing shrub is hardy, likes a sunny position and tolerates most soils. Pruning will result in a bushier shape.

Please note: A decision has been made to open City Farm year round on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only.

We will not be open on a Friday at all and please note we are a cash-only organisation.

The City Farm AGM will be held on November 13 at 10am on the premises.

City Farm, opposite the Community Centre, on Tin Can Bay Road, is open to the public for plant sales on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am-3pm, 07 54862304. ccfni09@gmail.com, www.cooloolacityfarm.org

City Farm, opposite the Community Centre, on Tin Can Bay Road, is open to the public for plant sales on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  from 8am-3pm, 07 54862304. ccfni09@gmail.comwww.cooloolacityfarm.org