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|
|Shrub||Abelia x grandiflora||Glossy Abelia|
|Shrub||Camellia japonica (red)||Camellia|
|Shrub||Correa ‘Dusky Bells’||Correa cultivar|
|Perennial||Bergenia cordifolia||Elephant Ears|
|Perennial||Nepeta x faassenii||Catmint|
|Perennial||Dietes irioides||Fortnight Lily|
|Perennial||Liriope ‘Evergreen Giant’||Turf Lily cultivar|
|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|