More guerilla plantings

One relatively fine morning last week, out I went with ruby saltbush, a couple of feijoa trees gifted by friends for just such a purpose, and some olearias also gifted for neighbourhood plantings by a friend. Plus, tools and water!

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Those saltbush went in as sweetly as ever, right beside a parking lot on one side and a railway line on the other.  Bless them, ruby saltbush are growing bigger all round the place.

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This year I have managed to get them to sprout all winter.  It is a thing of wonder to me, and evidence of the tough and adaptable nature that allows ruby saltbush to grow so well in such tough places.

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The feijoas went in too.  I have chosen a place where there is a fair depth of decent soil in hopes that they will make it to grow and fruit.  I happen to know there is at least one person who lives nearby who would love two more neighbourhood feijoa trees!

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Just the same, this is a challenging spot.  The neighbours have been tipping out the contents of pot plants onto this bed.  So I thought I’d better plant things big enough to yell ‘don’t bury me!’ in case this happens again.

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Seedlings out, weeds and rubbish back to our place, together with an empty watering can.  Perfect.

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Since I had empty pots again, I decided to prick out bladder saltbush seedlings.  And since I had pricked out all those that had sprouted, I planted some more.  Here are those seeds, with their ‘bladders’ wrapping them wonderfully!  Hopefully they will enjoy the warmer weather and sprout up ready to be planted around and about…

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One response to “More guerilla plantings

  1. Susan

    What interesting seeds with those wrappers 🙂 Great plantings! thanks.


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