New growth appearing

We were fortunate that the bushfires didn’t reach Metung but the hot weather did a bit of damage to our gardens here.  Many plants suffered in the heat, even the Australian native plants and we lost a few of our less well established plants to the heat.  One of the plants that we thought had…

An update on my gardening work.

I tried to make sure I took photos of the front garden before I started work on constructing the new beds which I was making to eliminate the poor front lawn.  This is how it looked before I started work. You can see how the moss has taken over. I marked out the beds and…

Replacing the damage done.

I recently bought a few plants to replace some of those plants that were destroyed in the heatwave we had where the temperature was over 40 degrees.  The heat burnt the new growth on many of our plants but some plants were so badly scorched that they died and had to be replaced. The plants…

Back to Banksia. . .

I have been looking for quite some time to find a plant called Banksia coccinea, in fact I have been looking for so long that my elder daughter said I should let it go. I posted before about this particular plant. Today we asked again at several nurseries if they had it, but all to…

Hakea hit hard!

There have been some extremely strong winds recently here in East Gippsland.  We have also had some very cold weather.  Nowhere near as cold as we used to have it in Canberra but certainly cold for this region. The reason for mentioning the winds is that we lost one of our trees to the strong…