Fifteen months ago we started transforming a significant area of our garden see blog entry for August 2019. Now after a year of growth, some good winter rains, a bit of pruning, and new growth in late winter and spring, this area of the garden is flourishing. The grevilleas, prostantheras and native grasses in particular are flourishing.
Some of the plants that were tube stock when planted are flowering for the first time which is exciting. I think there is a particular joy in seeing trees and shrubs you planted flowering for the first time.
The central White Mulberry is coming to life again.
Sculpture features of the garden are rusted metal and have expanded to include a pair of bilbies, an echidna, bandicoots, galahs, wrens, a butterfly and an egret. They all blend into the fabric of the garden for spotting by the keen-eyed.
The central stone circle is planted with a collection of what could be considered weeds (including seaside daisies, forget-me-nots, violets, wild strawberries), but this is an area, for the time being, where children can pick all the flowers they want to.