Our native back garden: one year on

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Our native back garden, one year on.
Our native back garden, one year on.

In addition to our productive vege patches at the front of the house, we established a native garden in the back.

A year on, the garden is growing solidly, although it still has some way to go until it creates the “mini bush block” effect we’re looking for…

What’s grown well: the correas (of many types), lomandras and dianellas. The backhousia citriodora (lemon myrtle) also grew quickly towards the light.

What didn’t: the boronias all died at various points (ok, ok, so absolutely everyone told me that would happen!). We’ve also had the usual assortment of random deaths over the last year.

Considering the garden has dappled shade, with big trees growing on adjacent properties, I think we’re doing pretty well.

And to highlight the point, this was the before shot, from a year ago:

The "before shot" of our back garden, with seedlings planted for our mini native bush block.
The “before shot” of our back garden, with seedlings planted for our mini native bush block.
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2 thoughts on “Our native back garden: one year on

    Emily Heath said:
    February 26, 2014 at 5:36 am

    It’s making nice progress! Huge improvement already.

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