This last week there was a big planting and a little one. See that little tree in the middle of all that weediness?
The little one involved planting four seedling Corymbia Citriodora (lemon scented gum) trees. Small now–but they will be huge if they grow. They came up in my propagating area, sometimes accompanied by the saltbush I had planted. In the end I planted them along the tram line. I don’t like their chances much having had my knees on that ground and my trowel in it looking for something a plant might get roots into. But they volunteered for the job, so I have obliged them. I have been making a project of taking plants out and bringing rubbish home.
This time there was loads of rubbish and a score! Iron plates I might be able to use to eco print paper.
And some other rusty bits (on the right above) that have gone into my jars of iron water for dyeing.
The bigger planting involved nine plants, added into the barren triangle up near the railway crossing where I planted three not so long ago.
My trusty bike trailer came with two watering cans in it! Yes, I did feel like I was doing something embarrassing. But I did it anyway, apologising to these little plants for putting them in a place so ill treated and challenging.
The haul of rubbish was less than the first time. This is all I brought home.
And here I am, a gardener with her newly planted seedlings.