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Today we took a trip up to Brisbane to find/collect/purchase some new trees and plants.  We are now planting the South Gully and endeavouring to restore the rainforest that was previously there.

We also have a number of other places that need planting, including the roadside and parts of the home hill.  These areas are part of our battle against erosion.


Many of our Trees and Plants are sourced from the SOWN Nursery in Brisbane, and Paten Park Native Nursery, also in Brisbane.  Both nursery specialise in native plants and trees.  SOWN has a focus on creek and waterway regeneration, and Paten Park has a wide range of native plants, tree, rushes and bush tucker plants.

We also regularly visit one Brisbane commercial nursery as they often have specials on native plants and trees.

Our aim is to stick to ‘local’ native species when planting out around the property in remnant areas.  But we also target rare and special native plants that we plant in the area around the house.  This includes Callistemons, Grevilleas, Melaleucas,Native Violets, and Native Rushes.


Some of he plants and Trees we sourced yesterday include:


  • Harpullia pendula – Australian Tulipwood
  • Grevillea robusta – Silky Oak
  • Macadamia integrifolia – Queensland Nut, Bopple Nut
  • Flindersia australis – Crow’s Ash, Australian Teak
  • Castanospermum australe – Moreton Bay Chestnut or Blackbean
  • Ailanthus triphysa – White Bean, White Sirus
  • Cassia brewsteri – Brewster’s Cassia, Leichhardt Bean
  • Cassia marksiana – Brush Cassia
  • Toona ciliata – Australian Red Cedar
  • Argyrodendron trifoliolatum – White Booyong
  • Maytenus bilocularis – Orange Bark
  • Banksia robur – Swamp Banksia
  • Brachychiton bidwillii – Little Kurrajong
  • Toechima tenax – Brush Teak
  • Waterhousea floribunda – Weeping Lilly Pilly
  • Macaranga tanarius – Macaranga
  • Tasmannia insipida – Brush Pepperbush
  • Flindersia xanthoxyla – Long Jack
  • Rhodosphaera rhodanthema – Deep Yellowwood
  • Pararchidendron pruinosum – Snow Wood
  • Tabernaemontana pandacaqui – Banana Bush
  • Alectryon tomentosus – Hairy Birds Eye, Red Jacket or Woolly Rambutan
  • Hymenosporum flavum – Native Frangipani
  • Helicia glabiflora – Smooth Helicia



  • Dianella caerulea – Blue Flax Lily, Paroo Lily
  • Dianella brevipedunculata – Blue Flax Lily
  • Proiphys cunninghamii – Brisbane Lily
  • Cordyline petiolaris – Broad leaved Palm Lily
  • Crinum pedunculatum – Swamp Lily, River Lily
  • Xanthorrhoea sp. – Grass Tree
  • Melastoma affine – Blue Tongue, Native Lasiandra


Rushes and Grasses:

  • Lomandra longifolia – Long-leaved Matrush, Spiny-headed Matrush
  • Lomandra hystrix – Creek Matrush
  • Gahnia sieberiana – Red fruited Saw Sedge



  • Doodia aspera – Prickly Rasp Fern
  • Christella dentata – Binung Fern


At the end of the day we had sourced 135+ plants and trees, and 120 Rushes and Grasses. Now we just have to plant them all – Stay tuned






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