A FEAST OF NATIVES- HIBISCUS THIS TIME

Well I must confess I never realised what an amazing variety of native hibiscus were available- and I am so keen to get all of these and add them into my garden , somewhere? 

  • NATIVE HIBISCUS-

    ULTRA BLUE is how I'd describe this one-I wonder are they like Agapanthus- can you colour them ? I'll certainly try!

  • NATIVE HIBISCUS

    PINK- how gorgeous- not sure of real name-but easy enough to find! Mr google will know I'm sure

  • NATIVE HIBISCUS

    ROSELLA- what a stunner- and an unusual flower on this one- also a very green leaf- is always attractive- I suspect the birds will love all of these.

  • NATIVE HIBISCUS -BLUE

    Alyogyne Hakeeifolia - a simply gorgeous coloured bloomer- they are hardy-easy to grow- I have grown from cuttings!

  • NATIVE HIBISCUS -HEDGE

    Alyogyne Huegelli - a lovely way to present this gorgeous blue- all along a fence- giving me ideas!

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    Tiliaceus malvaceae -this gorgeous yellow- reminds me of Black eyed susan! going to try to grow this!

2021 A BUSY YEAR IN THE GARDEN

I have always loved trees-but this new Earth Bank- will open up a whole new perspective on my garden. Growing a whole range of low growing- bird attracting- natives- plus grasses- so an exciting addition to my garden. Here on my Web Site- I can check on progress- watch it all come to fruition- and I reckon get a real kick out of it! Ever since Dad gave me a packet of (Zinnia seeds) and said grow them!  I have been addicted- hoping that will work with my little Grandies! get them all switched on to Gardening-planting- watching things grow! I am still addicted! 

GREVILLIA PINKIE PETITE (low growing) 

MY PLANTINGS -A NICE VARIETY

  • GERALDINE WAX

    One of my favorites-hoping to grow this in the big bank? have only grown in pots previously-so who knows? we will see how it all goes I guess!

  • HAKEA

    Planning to plant some smaller species of Hakea-they are so useful-pretty and usually hardy here.

  • WHITE DAISIES

    Not native -but always flowering- so I should include them in the planting!

EARTH BANK- (Rocs Garden)

This is my first major project for 2021- got 8 ton of dirt- (ex Sheep Yards) so it will be awesome- it is going to be planted with Natives- some grasses- ground covers- prickly shrubs- flowering shrubs- for the birds-a safe habitat. For us- a delightful bank of green -some foliage plants -a feast for the eyes- photos coming once it is completed! Hoping to get it all planted soon- waiting on the Bobcat!  The delivery of the dirt! can't wait to plant it ! Going to use Hessian to pull over the mound to secure the plants! hoping we won't need to brace the bank?  time will tell I guess. 

BUSY BUSY- WET, WET

What a fantastic start to 2021 -all this beautiful rain. All the trees -corridors are thriving- the orchard- we lost stuff- but it has certainly weeded out the trees that need too much water- this is light soil (sandy) up on the ridge- blacl soil down the front- but each has its own merit. And both respond so well to the rain . So lots of replacement planting due to happen now- plus a big (dirt bank) alongside our Bungalow - it will be planted up with all natives- Grevillias- Callistimons- Ground cover- some pig face even! The birds will love it-and we can sit and enjoy the show! as soon as it is all pushed up- the dirt arrived yeaterday!   can't wait to start planting- photos coming soon!  ABOVE 

THIS GLORIOUS HONEY MYRTLE IN FRONT CORRIDOR

  • POMEGRANITE FLOWERS

    I fell in love with these -their flowrs are quite spectacular! and the fruit-contains massive amounts of Vitiman C these were all grown from cuttings- easy to grow- very attractive! birds love them too!

  • BOUGANVILLIA

    A very thorny Bouganvillia- will provide excellent protection for birds nests- too thorny for cats! This one is trained to grow up this iron bark.

  • CASUARINA GROVE

    Quite a few of our Casuarinas have put out runners- and are multiplying - don't really mind- because the birds love the little groves & spend a lot of time in these trees!