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Planting natives into our verge

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Just starting to pull out the first of the grass
Just starting to pull out the first of the grass

When we first moved into the house, we brought with us a bay tree that was living in a pot. One of our first actions was to guerrilla garden this into the verge, along with a lemon-scented tea tree (Leptospermum Petersonii). They’ve been happily growing there for the last 3+ years.

Inspired by the Council’s recent efforts, we decided to take the next step, and to strip out all the grass in the strip of verge.

This was surprisingly easy to do with a mattock, and the grass was all out in a little over an hour.

We then planted in a mix of hardy natives:

  • Lomandra longifolia
  • Lomonda hystrix
  • Dianella caerulea
  • Pennisetum advena ‘Rubrum’
  • Grevillea

It’s not much to look at right now, but give it six months and it will be lush bush pocket!

Give it a bit of time to grow, and it will look great.
Give it a bit of time to grow, and it will look great.