But our local satin bowerbird prefers to build his bower among privet and camphor laurel bushes, right next to a path, on the school grounds near our house.
|A fine collection of blue plastic attracts the ladies|
The garden itself is the brighter for a few mountain devil (Lambertia formosa) flowers.
Mountain devils grow as a large shrub or bush (up to 2 or 3m), distinguished by their beautiful flowers and by the horned seed capsules that follow flowering. They do look a bit devilish, as the picture on this page about growing them shows. They can be hard to establish (we have about a 50% success rate), but once they're settled in they're hardy and make an excellent screen.