GALSTON CONCERTS: Greetings and Gifts!


“Seasons Greetings” from The Galston Concerts to all Hills and Hornsby music lovers. Christmas, a time of sharing, sees the concerts team polishing up a five-star sequence of Sunday afternoon concerts in Galston Uniting Church in 2022. Your Happy New Year celebrations (hopefully a happier year ahead than ‘20 and ‘21) can linger longer because […]

Small Native Trees for your Garden

small trees

By Jutta Hamilton In selecting suitable small species for smaller gardens there are several factors which need to be considered. Firstly, you need to decide what you mean by “small”. For the purpose of this article I have adopted a maximum height of about 10 metres (30 feet) or smaller. Then you need to consider […]

Galston District Garden Club

Galston District Garden Club

By Greta Wickham We have now come to the end of the year and although The Galston District Garden Club has had to postpone many meetings this year the club is intending to resume meeting on the 2nd Wednesday in February 2022. Where: Galston Community Centre, 37 Arcadia Rd, Galston. The meeting will start at […]

Eastern Water Dragon-HIDDEN IN THE HILLS

Eastern Water Dragon

By Lachlan Turner Some of the most interesting bushland can be found along the tracks that follow a watercourse. Not only are there spectacular rock formations and tree ferns but there can be found creatures that thrive in the wet conditions. On exposed rocks near water, usually those in the sun, it is possible to […]

Let’s All Hop to it – and Help Count Hornsby Shire’s Fascinating Frogs!

Fascinating frogs

By Christopher Parsons With endangered frogs populations set to decline sharply over winter, Hornsby Shire Council is working with local experts to undertake Australia’s biggest greenback ‘census’ – and you can help, too! Council and the Berowra-based greenback and Tadpole Study Group (FATS) are calling on nature lovers to help gather frog population data from […]

Time for Summer Mulching in your Garden


Mulching is one of the most beneficial things you can do to better garden health this summer. Mulches are materials placed over the soil surface of garden beds and pots either when initially planting your plants or to maintain your existing garden beds. The main benefits of mulching your garden include helping to reduce soil […]

Bromeliads Make Wonderful Gifts at Christmas Time


The Bromeliad Society of Australia will hold their meeting at the Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground on Saturday, 11th December with plant sales to the public commencing at 10am until 12noon. Access is via the Showground entrance off Showground Road into Doran Drive, Castle Hill, with plenty of parking on site. As this is the […]

Galston Rural Fire Brigade Welcomes their New Members

nsw Rural Fire Brigade

It has been a busy month or so with Galston Rural Fire Brigade welcoming 8 new recruits into the brigade. Fortunately, with the easing of restrictions our new members have been able to re-join face-to-face training. It was great to see our new members in person as they hone their Bush Firefighter skills after the […]

Aussie has Opportunities for you

Aussie Set

Coming out of lockdown, the economy is set to boom! One Hills-based company is on a huge recruitment drive to build staff levels. Australian Pump is keen to hire energetic locals looking for a rewarding career. “At Aussie Pumps, we’re seeing a surge in demand for our quality products, especially now we are in the […]