Our native verge garden has grown quickly!

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Our native verge is lush and vibrant.
Our native verge is lush and vibrant.

Nine months ago we guerrilla gardened a native verge, to flesh out the space around the two trees we planted when we first moved into the house.

In a remarkably short period of time it’s grown out to fill the verge, making for a bold statement of native vigour. The Pennisetum advena ‘Rubrum’ (the purple grass in the middle of the verge) has grown staggeringly quickly, overwhelming a few of the lomandras. It’s survival of the quickest in this verge!

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, this was the verge when first planted, in March last year:

The verge when first planted, nine months ago.
The verge when first planted, nine months ago.
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3 thoughts on “Our native verge garden has grown quickly!

    […] A year ago, we pulled up another section of the nature strip, and native plantings quickly took over. […]

    […] There are plenty of native plants that work well in the verge, from low-running ground-covers and strap-leaf grasses, through to hardy bushes and small trees. (We’re quite pleased with our native verge.) […]

    […] planted Dianella Caerulea (Blue Flax-Lilly) throughout our native back garden, and in our verge gardens. It’s tough, drought hardy, and fast […]

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