Wednesday, 9 March 2016
The previous weekend, after our grass backflip, Jon and I went to visit a nursery in Ridgeway called 'Plants of Tasmania', and sure enough, it had a lot of native plants of Tasmania! It even had button grass (the enemy of the tasmanian bushwalker!) It also had a lot of tube-stock - i.e. small plants that only cost $3 rather than $14 for something larger. Since I am suspicious that a lot of these things will die once their roots touch our clay, I didn't want to invest $500 in large plants right off the bat. So we got heaps of help from the staff person, and left an hour later with enough plants to cover our 15m length of the bed..
And now a week later, after much watering and admiring, everything has settled down and is looking really nice. It's certianly a much nicer view for Zali and Jett to look out of their bedroom windows onto.
The stepping stone dry-creek-bed feature is a family favourite, and funnily enough completely unplanned - it was just that I didn't have enough length of pine log as I raised the downhill side of the edging - so I had a gap. Which then became the track through the bed!