Pretty, but gazania invasion growing

Each month I will highlight a specific weed problem that is of concern within our region. Gazanias are one of those plants that may look good in your garden, but we (Landcare members) have noticed this species is moving into our reserves and along some of our roads sides. Gazanias (pictured) flower all year round […]

August – Two Wells Blue Light

Preparations are underway for our 5th birthday disco, which we are celebrating with a “Blue” theme. If you are aged 8 to 17 years, come and join us on Friday August 16 from 7pm to 9.30pm at the Two Wells Community Centre. Entry is $5. Great music by DJ Andrew and great door prizes to […]

August 2013 – Neighbourhood Watch

Would you like to read up-to-date Police news from your local area? Police have launched a new webpage. You can sign up to receive news, via your email, from any of the Local Service Areas which interest you. For example, Two Wells and Lewiston are included in the Barossa Local Service Area, so subscribing to […]

Natural beauty in our own backyard

A short drive from Mallala, heading towards Wasleys, you will find the Rockies Reserve, which borders the Light River. The Light River is an ephemeral (wet in winter, dry in summer) river system, and within the Rockies reserve there is a number of permanent rock pools that can be found within this stretch of the […]

The challenge of winter driving

Winter is here and it is inevitable some of us will have to drive in the rain.  Here are some tips to help keep you safe in the wet: • Slow Down! Avoid driving through puddles of water at speed. Water splashing up into the engine can cause the vehicle to stall. • Keep a […]

Change brings responsibility

I believe we are very fortunate to have within our region a number of environmental assets which have been protected from urban development. But as we are faced with the State government’s 30 year plan, our natural environment will be one of the first casualties. As we change our landscapes from farming to urban development […]

Lessons in China Experience

With deputy mayor, Mark Wasley, I have just returned from China, having self-funded our attendance at the  6th Global Outsourcing Conference, held in Wuxi. We were small fish in a big pond, surrounded by professors, directors of multinational companies and owners of multi-million dollar companies. Needless to say  this didn’t discourage me. I focussed on […]

Winter Lawn Care Is Vital

Winter is an important time for solving lawn problems. If you fix and feed now, the lawn will be in good shape for summer. During winter, weeds take advantage of the lawn’s weakened state to fill every possible gap. Broad-leafed (non-grass) weeds can be relatively easily controlled with the help of a selective herbicide. This […]