I’ve been doing a bunch of work in the backyard, mostly digging out the grass that’s grown over winter, mulching and then planting native plants. Getting out the grass was hard work, so in the end I got a big tarp and covered it for a fortnight. Made it much, much easier to get out.
I’ve planted a bunch of awesome, hopefully bird attracting plants. They are:
- Grevillea Bonnie Prince Charlie (hybrid of Grevillea alpina and Grevillea rosmarinifolia)
- Alyogyne hakeifolia (a hibiscus like plant, from the South-West)
- Gastrolobium celsianum (Swan River Pea)
- Correa ‘Pink Pixie’ (hybrid of Correa alba and Correa pulchella)
- Alyogyne huegelii (another hibiscus like plant, from the South-West, awesome big purple flowers)
- Chamelaucium uncinatum (Geraldton Wax, ‘Purple Gem’ cultivar)
- Correa ‘Marian’s Marvel’ (hybrid of Correa backhousiana and Correa relexa)
I’ve also built an awesome new bean trellis, planted some artichoke seeds, and put in a couple of passionfruit vines. It’s getting quite nice out there!