One of the main plants we use in erosion control and creek management is Lomandras – the Australian mat rush. Propagating these form our own seed is our next project.
It’s been some time now since we made the Callistemon path to the south of the driveway and it was badly in need of some maintenance.
As you may know our place is extensively planted with Oleander trees. A left over from previous owners.
Part of our long-term plan is to remove all of the Oleanders over time.
One morning you wake up and your prized Brachychiton sp.(Flame Tree/Bottle Tree/Kurrajong) looks like it has been attacked by very tiny bondage experts!
Tiny white ropes have tied up all the stems sand branches, and the leaves are gathered in tiny bundles and bound.
Managing the water that flows over the property in big rain events is an ongoing job. Today we ‘finished’ the first South path rock drain and it’s downhill flow area.
After clearing and widening the Dragonfuit level with the excavator we needed to plant out the new bank we had created at the eastern end of the level.
The bank was made with excess mountain soil from the excavation.
Just below the backyard and down towards the Orchard are a number of large Palm Trees. We have not identified the exact species, but we believe they are not native palms. Specifically not ‘native’ to this area.
Our overriding aim is to remove as many as the exotic and non-indigenous plants.
One plan we have had almost since we arrived two years ago, is to plant the “North Face”.
The “North Face” is the steep open slope that falls away quickly in front of the deck. It is open and very steep and really needs some trees replaced.