Planting Day 2012

Beautiful winter weather today for the annual planting day in the Gardens.

Staff from the Urban Design and Conservation branches of Brimbank Council provided plants, tools, effort and advice.  Local residents, Friends of the Gardens and members of the Garden Society were so efficient that more than 200 plants were planted and watered in well ahead of schedule.

A range of plants now fill out the garden bed behind the Presbyterian church:

Shrub Buxus sempervirens English Box
Perennial Limonium perezii Perennial Statice
Perennial Valeriana officinalis Valerian
Shrub Abelia x grandiflora Glossy Abelia
Shrub Daphne odora Daphne
Shrub Nandina domestica Japanese 
Shrub Camellia japonica (red) Camellia
Shrub Correa ‘Dusky Bells’ Correa cultivar
Perennial Bergenia cordifolia Elephant Ears
Perennial Nepeta x faassenii Catmint
Perennial Valeriana officinalis Valerian
Perennial Dietes irioides Fortnight Lily
Perennial Liriope ‘Evergreen Giant’ Turf Lily cultivar
Perennial Hemerocallis (evergreen) Daylily
Perennial Felicia amelloides Blue Daisy
Perennial Brachyscome multifida Cut-leaf Daisy
Perennial Arthropodium cirratum NZ Rock Lily

We are now planning to seek Council interest in a bulb planting day in March 2013. Historically, the Gardens have been known for bulb plantings and they could create a great Spring splash of colour along the Anderson Road frontage to draw more people into the Gardens.

Photo taken in front of the ‘Centenary tree’ donated by Brimbank Council

A well deserved lunch

McKay Footbridge will be demolished by RRL but we are in negotiations to influence the new design

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