Dianella planting

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You might remember this street planting.  The dianellas have grown a lot, but the grand plan of the person who envisioned this sweep of strappy leaves was disrupted when plant thieves, and/or people who had exciting alternative plans for dianellas, took 9 or 12 of them over several nights soon after they were planted.  In the end I planted ruby saltbush to fill the gaps and keep the weeds down.  But I felt for the person who pictured in their mind a thriving mass planting.  In autumn I took divisions off the side of some of these thriving clumps, and almost all of them grew.

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Out came the saltbush, looking less than great at the end of winter.  The dianella babies were enough to fill almost every gap (I seem to remember counting!)

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Fingers crossed for them to grow and thrive…

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If they don’t, the seedling saltbush on the edge of the patch stand ready to spring into the space!  Every time I looked at these seedlings as I passed them, this fabulous song celebrating the permaculture principle about making use of edges came to mind. See if you like it too.  Not sure what I am talking about?  Details on the permaculture principle here.

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As you were after that digression… Some boobiallas into the ground nearby for good measure…

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Just in time for the rain!

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2 responses to “Dianella planting

  1. I am absolutely convinced you have a 50 hour day where’s the rest of us mere mortals have about 5! Ha ha

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  2. I really wish that was true! Ha ha back at you!

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