|An unusually yellowish Hill Banksia (Banksia|
spinulosa var. collina) candle.
|One of our Hairpin Banksia cultivars|
|This is one of the last candles on our Swamp Banksia|
(Banksia paludosa). This particular plant produced over
30 candles this year, many of which did not reach maturity.
|A Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) covered|
in candles. This plant is about three years old.
There's plenty going on besides the Banksias. The Native Holly (Alchornea ilicifolia) bushes we planted six month ago are putting on new flushes of red growth. Native Holly makes an excellent screening hedge. It's not the fastest growing plant, but this is useful in a hedge, as once it has grown to the appropriate shape and size it needs minimal maintenance pruning.
|New growth on Native Holly is a dark or bright|
red, depending on how much sun the plant gets.
|Another plant with hedge potential is White Correa |
(Correa alba). This plant is growing in a shady area and
is not as dense as it would be if in full sun.
Four years on, our garden is really starting to look like a proper garden now, rather than a collection of individual plants. Mulching makes the paths stand out more clearly....