The new Garden is quite a challenge as it covers such a large area which iv'e broken down into sections to make it easier to complete.
The Grand Plan is to have rockery of native plants (bird attracting) at rear and side of cottage (section 1)
On one side of the cottage , A small Olive grove, Veggie Garden and Orchard which can be watered from a small dam. ( sections 2,3,4)
At the front of the cottage a couple of trees for shade and interest but nothing to big to block out the beautiful views . (section 5)
So i began on section 1, digging over the soil breaking up clumps of clay and shale and watering in wetta soil granules. I had previously sprayed weeds so they were all dead and easy to dig in.
Of course the most enjoyable part is visiting the nursery which was Goldfields Revegetation situated about a 10minute drive out of Bendigo. All plants are grown from seeds or cuttings taken from indigenous plants in quite a large area of central Victoria, so you can obtain plants which are most suitable for your area. I brought my plants as tubes $1.95 each i find these adapt the quickest to conditions, develop a strong root system and usually all survive.
Scaevola "Mauve Clusters" looks a little lost here but in no time it sould be trailing over the rocks.
When doing some earthworks lots of rock was unearthed, such beautiful warm colors.
I have also planted the following:
Dianella (Flax Lilies)
And of course Alfred likes to oversea my work and lay in the lucerne mulch.
Perfect spot for brecky and visiting pup also enjoy, this is Alfred's brother Jed and playmate, boy do they provide some laughs.
Hope you all have a great weekend in your garden or otherwise!!!