Trees – Ghost Gum

Eucalyptus, commonly known as gum trees, form an integral part of the Australian identity with the bush. The Ghost Gum “Corymbia aparrerinja” is especially majestic and there are about 10 at Uccello Lane all many metres high

From the children’s song Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree through to the distinctive smell of eucalyptus to iconic paintings and photographs, eucalyptus are an essential part of Australian culture, featuring in art, music and literature.

 

 

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/eucalypts

Flowers – Camellias & Rhododendron

Camellias signal the start of autumn and keep on right through winter. They love acid soil at Uccello Lane and burst into bloom when everything else seems to be having a rest! They grow under the Ghost Gums where nothing else will with bright red flowers.

Rhododendron is like a winter orchid and loves the acid soil like the Camellias.