ARS Tasmania Newsletter – August 2014

  • Date: 10th February 2016

IN MY GARDEN by Lesley Gillanders

At this time of year there is a distinctly winter look to the garden with
deciduous trees proclaiming their lovely tracery of bare stems to be admired. The discarded leaves of the two Prunus ‘Mount Fuji’ cherries have been gathered up from the back patio where they had fallen and removed to the garden as extra mulch.

The side garden has undergone a remodel with the removal of a large Grevillea, an Acacia and a Melaleuca. The stumps were too hard for Ken to dig out, so a firm with a stump grinder came and within a few minutes all that was left was a nice pile of fine woodchips. Then Ken set to work – the Cantua buxifolia, both red and white forms, were moved back to the fence and a Nothofagus x eugenananus was transplanted from its temporary home in the top garden to another position near the fence. These were all duly staked so the wind would not move them.

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Saturday 26th October 10am -4pm, Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens The Georgian Road, Olinda, Vic 3788