Rain means planting! …and we have had some rain It’s time to plant.
Apologies for sounding like a broken record… but we still haven’t had any rain.
We still have some remaining ‘exotic’ trees on the property that we would like to remove. Though beautiful and successful in their own right, none of them belong here and carry the risk of becoming a pest.
The road works continue… (I am going to be saying that a lot!)
We have maintained an active role in the road works, and have attempted to gain as much info as possible and exercise our knowledge of the road when we are talking to the various workers. Some times that pays off. Sometimes not.
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.
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.
One of the issues we have across our property is that fun-loving ‘weed’ Lantana (Lantana camara). It is quite rampant in the gullys, and is spreading down the mountain and across all our hills.
So tackling the problem was a big and immediate issue for us once we had surveyed much off the property. Dealing with it meant a little investigation and research as to the best ways to….