Most Common Birds of Australia

Most Common Birds of Australia

Australia and its territories have 898 recorded bird species. Climate change is a serious concern and it is expected that around 10% of the species will become extinct because of climate change by 2100. Below is a list of most common Australian birds in Australian cities and suburbs. This list is not a complete one […]

How Australia’s Emus brought tears in Indian eyes in 2012

How Australia’s Emus brought tears in Indian eyes in 2012

Emus are soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds with long necks and legs, and can reach up to 1.9 metres and are native to Australia. Indians, on the other hand are natives of India who never ever tasted Emu meat or egg. But that did not prevent the executive of a French company to present a paper […]

How Alpaca came to Australia?

How Alpaca came to Australia?

When Australia was colonized, it was the intention of the early administrators to make this colony a self-sufficient agricultural haven. The first fleet (1788) came with required farm equipment’s and animals and it included sheep. In 1789 Merino sheep arrived in Australia and the story of Australia’s wool production began. By 1807, Australia started exporting […]

Australia and Gum Tree

Australia and Gum Tree

Member of the Eucalyptus tree genus dominate the tree flora of Australia. Gum tree is the common name used for tree genera of Eucalyptus. Gum tree is one of the most adaptable trees and found common in Australia. Being uniquely Australian, it is recognised as an Australian symbol worldwide. . In the late 1800’s Victorians […]

Kangaroo and Australia

Kangaroo and Australia

The early European explorers of Australia were amused by the sight of Kangaroos. British Explorer, James Cook commented that ‘Kangaroos bears no resemblance to any European animal he ever saw’. No wonder in this part of the world, extraordinary patterns of life existed because of its isolated existence as an island. Kangaroos were an amazing […]

Roses and Rose diseases

Roses and Rose diseases

Roses Roses belongs to the plant family Rosaceae which comprised of more than 100 genera, which also includes flowers of fruit bearing trees like Apple, pears, apricots and plums. The Rose family derives its name from its largest genus’ Rosa’ Golden Holstein Romans were rose lovers. Roses represent romance and they seduce us with its […]

Planting roses

Planting roses

Ideal place for planting roses Roses are sun lovers and adapt more easily to a hot spot than a shady location. Choose a well-drained location with plenty of sunlight for planting rose. Repeat flowering roses need at six hours of full sun to produce abundant flowers. Preparing Soil for Rose plants Soil is the living […]

The invasive introduced species in Australia

The invasive introduced species in Australia

 Introduced species in Australia Brumby Brumby is the term used for a feral or wild horse that free roam in Australia. It is estimated that Australia has around 400000 Brumbies. How the word ‘Brumby’ came into existence is still debatable. Horses arrived in Australia aboard the first fleet in 1788. The first fleet carried one […]

Dogs

Dogs

Golden Retriever – picture of dogs It stands to reason that when people choose a dog, it should fit into their life style. The selective breeding of dogs has been going on for at least 15000 years. This breeding involved creating dog varieties with certain characteristics like strength, skills, size, shape, colouring, and temperament. Worldwide […]

Aquarium

Aquarium

Aquarium An aquarium is a sensible addition to a modern Australian home. It enhances the beauty of the room it occupies and brings enjoyment and viewing pleasure to kids and adults alike. As Australia readies itself to celebrate the Asian century, the ever increasing Asian population added another dimension to this age old hobby. Fengsui […]

How to grow tomatoes

How to grow tomatoes

How to grow tomatoes Tomato is believed to be originated in the mountains of Peru and spread from there to all around South America. When the Spaniards descended in Mexico they found the Aztecs growing and eating a plant they called ‘tomatl’. Soon tomatl found its way to Spain and the Spaniards called it ‘tomate’. Both […]

How to plant a lemon tree ?

How to plant  a lemon tree ?

The Lemon Tree Lemon, Lime, grape fruit, Orange, tangerine and cumquats: the list of citrus family fruit may extend much longer. Citrus does not breed true from seed. Seedlings are slow to bear fruit. But seedlings are often more vigorous and longer lived than worked plants which may offset their slow development .The only sure way […]

Kangaroo Facts

Kangaroo Facts

Types of Kangaroos Kangaroo is one of the most recognised animals in the world, even though present only in Australia and nearby islands.  Pademelons, Wallabies, Wallaroos and Kangaroos look very much the same in body structure but the distinct name is given based on their sizes. Originally Pademelons were called small wallabies and wallabies were […]