Past the edibles and through the gate is the native garden – wattle to the right and then correa and native plants mixed in with some sedum “Summer Joy”. The soil here was terrible – tee trees had made planting difficult and the only plants that survived were natives.
There were rocks and established trees – but very shady and for ages we would stand and look at this and wonder what to do.
So we decided to plant anything that we just liked – providing is was shade loving, tough and if possibly a native. This included a box hedge (normally you see these with White Iceberg Roses) which we have never trimmed. Also a Bird House and a large “formal” urn, some westringa “balls” and a Ginko! I know it sounds a bit hotch potch – but we figured when you don’t know what to plant – then go for things you like!
Firstly we cleared the scrubby trees and weeds, put down some soil and compost then mulched and just let everything settle for a year or so.