Here are a few common species that grow near my place, and that could easily be used in gardens across much of the Illawarra.
|Native violet (Viola betonicifolia), which grows happily in |
part shade, and will spread readily
|A bog-standard lomandra (Lomandra longifolia) - the|
flowers on their long spikes smell amazing
|The cheerful flower of the trailing guinea-flower|
(Hibbertia dentata), twining over a sweet
pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum)
|Tiny white flowers on the sandfly zieria (Zieria smithii).|
These don't smell nice - but maybe they repel sandflies?
|Not flowers but fruit: from the scentless|
rosewood (Synoum glandulosum). In a good year
the tree can be covered with fruit
|Not flowers, but colourful young leaves, brought out|
on this brush muttonwood (Myrsine variabilis) by
the very heavy rain at the end of August