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Balcony Biodiversity - Shared screen with speaker view
Richard Rowe - SGA
19:44
Mitta Mitta (normally Lower Plenty 3093)
Judy Tweddle
21:02
Hi ther this is Judy from Glen Iris and I have geraniums, and just got a small pot of hebe last week which is a good pollinators
Catriona
21:07
I have a small North & East facing balcony at my home in 3141
Jeanette T
22:12
Jeanette from Sechelt BC Canada....just getting deck set up pre-summer. Will be planting Burgsmania (angel trumpets)
Judy Tweddle
22:20
mine isn't a deep but is just as wide and is north facing
Catriona
25:29
Most things on my balcony (E&N facing) die of exposure
Jeanette T
25:40
What do you mean by biodiversity
Sukhie Patel
26:14
Hello from Seattle! Different climate zone, so water and wind are our challenges
Jocelyn Grunow
26:21
I am currently looking for a flat in Melbourne cbd or Docklands
James
26:25
what was the question, what biodiversity do we see on the balcony? i'm quite lucky, I have a rooftop, I get a bit of everything, bees, bugs, wattlebirds, butterflys, bugs, skinks even :)
lyn griffen
26:26
I'm in 3183. I have a hot balcony and grow Australian natives and succulents. I get some bees/wasps and the occasional noisy minor
Reiko
28:11
Hi all, I'm in a rental in Coburg. We have a lovely small backyard with lots of native shrubs, N&W facing. We have brought in lots of pot plants and interested in how we can complement existing shrubs.
Catriona
28:46
I'd like to attract birds
Jeanette T
28:56
Lots of small bird here...also crows, hummingbirds
James
39:42
I've recently started using soil wetter, it's made a big difference
Sophie
41:44
Potting mix - should I add perlite or gravel? Should I put gravel in bottom of pot for drainage? thank you
Rosemary Race
44:59
are the slides available to us after presentation
My Smart Garden (Deb - City of Stonnington)
48:30
Hi Rosemary, a recording of the session will be available after the session for all who have registered.
My Smart Garden (Deb - City of Stonnington)
48:59
(I will send this out in a follow up email after the session and it will be available via the link for 2 months)
Jocelyn Grunow
52:09
Does gravel in the bottom of pots interfere with wicking?
James
01:02:25
why bark?
James
01:02:36
vs straw mulch for perrenials etc?
Reiko
01:05:07
Is there a good source to identify leave colour and nutrient deficiency? can we find the diagram you had in SGA website?
My Smart Garden (Deb - City of Stonnington)
01:08:24
Hi Reiko, this page on the SGA website has some nutrient deficiency identification info including a leaf diagram: https://www.sgaonline.org.au/plant-nutrients-explained/
Reiko
01:11:14
Brilliant, thank you Deb.
James
01:14:49
ok great, thanks :)
Jocelyn Grunow
01:16:30
I have some old bark dropping off a dead tree in the back yard. there are insects in them. Would it be a good or bad idea to use this in my mulch?
Jocelyn Grunow
01:19:22
Is there any point trying to attract birds to higher balconies?
Rosemary Race
01:38:57
I saw a slide with lots of plants will it be availa le
Sophie
01:39:09
Great preso! Thank you
Reiko
01:39:18
Do insects come up to higher balconies ? e.g. is there a flight limit for bees etc?
Catriona
01:41:56
How do we find what is indigenous to this area?
Rosemary Race
01:42:02
Thanks great presentation got so many more ideas for my garden
Rosemary Race
01:42:30
Councils often have their indigenous plants on their websites
Jeanette T
01:43:09
Thanks for this very informative presentation
Judith
01:43:22
Thanks my goal is a veranda oasis
My Smart Garden (Deb - City of Stonnington)
01:45:49
For those in Stonnington, there is a great list of suggested plant species that are recommended in our Sustainable Gardening guide - our webpage also includes a link to the SGA website: https://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/Community/Sustainability/Sustainable-households?BestBetMatch=gardening|d7b78cd7-a980-4da5-bb20-3a57a73cb009|3060435d-448b-426b-b52d-d661ebbdaeea|en-AU#section-8
Hasan Sharif
01:46:16
Thanks Richard for the very informative session. Looking forward to making my small space a bit more inviting!
Julie Caple
01:46:38
Thank you very much, very interesting and informative
Catriona
01:47:08
Thanks for the presentation - great!
Hasan Sharif
01:47:48
For anyone interested in continuing to share experiences, feel free to connect:https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasan-sharif-lets-connect/
Reiko
01:47:49
I love the ideal of a community creating lots of stepping stone habitats for wildlife in our neighbourhood. Thank you so much Richard and Deb for a great session!
Suzanne Dunster
01:48:51
Thank you very good presentation
James
01:50:21
thanks so much :)
Pete
01:50:22
Thanks for a great presentation Richard, really interesting and looking forward to trying some new things. And thanks to Deb for organising :)
Judy Tweddle
01:50:44
Hi Richard,
Olivia Gilbert
01:50:58
Thank you that was a great presentation! I think a trip to the nursery this afternoon is in order! 🌿😁
Judy Tweddle
01:51:04
Thankd you vey much for a very informative session today
shelby j. macleod CMHA / LFB
01:51:05
Thank you for the information from Lethbridge Alberta Canada... great info regardless of distance between us all.
Rosemary Race
01:51:26
Lets propagate our own non pesticide seeds
Hasan Sharif
01:51:51
My takeaways: Spend more time on the SGA site - and investigate more ideas on creative use of vertical space
Suzanne Dunster
01:51:55
Check sga website and grown few more herbs flowers
Kadambari
01:51:59
Thank you for a very informative presentation! I'll definitely be getting some native plant species.
Nick Yan
01:52:51
Thank you very much