We regularly walk around our farm to see what is growing well on our sandy soils, and it is often a great time to take our camera to get a few shots of plants in flower, foraging birds and insects.
This time of year, with recent strong winter winds, it is also a chance to check for wind damage to plants or whether they need pruning back from our fencelines.
Many of the species we grow in the nursery are grown from seed we collect from our farm. This allows us to get photos of the plants to use for our plant and seed product pages. They are also a great resource as we can show people what the nursery plants look like in the real with a quick walk around the property. It works wonders as people can see how they grow in our climate.
This season, with good rains and plenty of sunshine a lot of plants are looking great including:
Drummonds Bridal Grevillea (Grevillea argyrophylla). Also known as the Silvery-leaved Grevillea, a great two metre screening shrub with a massive display of white flower and a favourite spot for Punky our female emu to hang out.
On part of our eastern boundary we have combined Limestone Wattles (Acacia sclerosperma), Sennas (Senna artesimioides sp. ‘Fine Leaf’) with Red Poker Hakeas (Hakea bucculenta) as screening, windbreak and landscape shrubs. Our emu who likes to regularly walk the fenceline keeps them clear of weeds.
Pink pokers (Grevillea petrophiloides) , Austin Senna (Senna sp. ‘Austin’) and Bacon and Egg Shrubs (Bossiaea spinescens) are always spectacular and grow well on our poor, sandplain soils with no additional fertiliser. We rabbit guard and water these plants to establish them over the first summer and then they are on their own.
We grow all our own seedlings here in our Permaculture Nursery, so drop by and pick up some of these fabulous plants and more for your own property and garden.