Recreating the Country blog
Christmas is a time to slow down and celebrate with the people that really matter in our lives. Its a time to share stories about the year past which may include our interests and our passions.
Australian wildflowers have given me a lot of pleasure over the past three decades so I would like to share with you the indigenous plants of the Geelong area that are flowering in my garden this Christmas.
Take a few minutes to sit back, relax and enjoy the kaleidoscope of colour that is,
Wildflowers at Christmas (click on the image to enlarge)
If you have pictures of your local wildflowers that are presently adding to the colour of your landscape, send them through and I'll post them here. Including name and provenance of the wildflowers would be a great help.
In February 2019 I plan to review the topic of revegetation
- design, site preparation and plant species selection.
How do we maximise the benefits to wildlife from biodiversity plantings while returning a useful income to the land owner. Biodiversity and profit may be strange bedfellows but the synergy of the two has so many advantages.
Stephen Murphy is qualified in Geology and Environmental Management and has been a nurseryman and a designer of natural landscapes for over 30 years. He loves the bush, supports Landcare and is a volunteer helping to conserve local reserves.