SOWN President Renée McGlashan said that all mature stock was exhausted and young stock was waiting to grow on.
“We will notify members via SOWN eNews when Lomandras become available again. The latest plant list is available on the Plants To Plant page of the SOWN web site,” she said.
SOWN Nursery Volunteer Coordinator Lynn Swann said no Lomandras were being deemed mature at present.
“Bench One is empty of Lomandra stock at the moment awaiting spring when there should be sufficient mature stock enough to meet demands, she said.
Lynn said Lomandra shortages had frequently occurred over winter in past years.
“This year has brought about extra challenges with both the flooding earlier on in the year and changes to the partnership with Correctional Services which is transitioning from Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre to Borallon Training and Correctional Centre,” she said.
Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre has produced the bulk of Lomandras for the SOWN Nursery since 2012.
“Hopefully it’ll all get back to routine within a few months. In the interim, the Nursery volunteers are potting up 200 to 300 Lomandras per week,” Lynn said.
When accessing plants from the SOWN Nursery, members are reminded of the nursery protocols:
- only benches 1 to 6 are available to members – please no taking plants from reserved or restricted areas
- sign out plants with your membership number
- no plastic trays to go out
- return wire trays and washed tubes
The nursery opening hours are:
- Saturdays 9.00am – 11.00am – for pick up and drop off of plants, tubes and wire trays, tools and other equipment;
- Wednesday 9.00am – 12.30pm – activities as above, plus regular working sessions for propagation and maintenance of plants.