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.
Here in Cainbable, and across the surrounding ridges, Xanthorrhoea trees(Grass Trees) are naturally occurring and plentiful.
We collect some of the spikes from Xanthorrhoeas on our property each year and collect the seeds that they produce.
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.
We finished off the Grevillea garden on the Tank Level today.
It’s a good feeling, to get it finished, to get plants in the ground and see how it will all potentially look.
By our estimations, the house here at Arborlon was built about 20 years ago.We don’t know who built it, but as we’ve lived here now for two years, we’ve noticed how well they designed the aspects of the house to achieve natural heating and cooling. We have no need for heating or air-conditioning!
The “Plot Level” is just below the house to our western side. It is dominated by two large trees that are present.
A ‘Leichardt Bean’ – Cassia brewsterii, and a ‘White Cedar’ – Melia azedarach
We love the Cassia, but the White Cedar is becoming ‘weedy’ as it drops hundreds of seeds each year and these appear in our gardens and veg plots.
The Fire Deck has been finished for a while now, and we are working on the surrounding gardens.
As always these gardens will feature local and non-indigenous native plants and establishing plants that can survive the blistering heat that this area gets in Summer.
Having already completed the Fire Deck South Garden it was time for the North Garden to take shape.
We built a potting bench.. and it’s bloody good.
This project was long overdue and one of the best things we have done to make our “work” here easier. If your thinking of building one… do it!
Today we found a very nice surprise pop-up(A plant that appears naturally or as an unexpected result). Two naturally growing Grevillea plants.