Sunday, January 1, 2012

My place : 3-59 Douglas Street, Tenterfield


During Winter everything looks dead. The grass dies off due to heavy frosts, with the exception of a bit of frost tolerant grass. It is extremely difficult to grow a native garden in the Flats where I live as the gardener cuts everything back to shrub height, and whipper snips around trees and shrubs, often killing delicate natives.

My front yard consists of a Native Plum tree (which now looks like a dead bush) which is decidious, a large Wattle tree (see the first 2 photos), a smaller Wattle tree that had to be uprooted due to the 2011 flood basically making it fall over, some other bushes and a small garden underneath my front windows that have various native plants in them.

Over the years I've had to compensate for the gardeners' destructive and careless behaviour (there have been more than one over the years), by adding large rocks to protect trees from being whipper snipped. However, that did not save the trees and native plants I grew and lost to the gardeners' hands.

Below are images from my garden in Winter 2012.

My front yard
The Wattle tree in bloom
Close up of the Wattle tree's flowers
A dwarf Grevillea that flowers all year round

My place during 2013 from April 2013 onwards, after the new owners chopped everything down:

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