Gorgeous day at our waterfall on Sunday - doing some release spraying, and planning where to develop with planting this autumn. Under planting is the next target - don't need any more trees! Will be ferns, ferns and more ferns (I have a secret source in the pine forest), plus splitting my Rengarenga lilies, and various groundcovers such as Symphytum, Violets, Hellebores etc - anything to cover the ground layer. Now the main planting has grown up, I have been cutting lower limbs off trees, to allow views beyond. Makes a huge difference to the feeling of space if you can see beyond, rather than a wall of foliage. This creates spaces underneath that can then have the lowest tier of planting added. That is one of my projects this winter. For more detail on the waterfall, click on the heading in the column on the right.
|Rengaremga Lily on the left, Kawakawa on the right|
|Heart shaped leaves of Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum)|
|Hebe flowers are still drawing in the bees|
|I have so many Rimu planted - one of my favourite heritage trees, and they are |
visually rewarding from an early stage.
|Looking down towards the boardwalk by the fernery|
|Limbing up the Titoki and Kowhai allows views through to the main pond|
|Gorgeous shiny leaves of Titoki (Alectyron excelsa)|
|Tree ferns transplanted from in the pine tree forest|
|Bold leaves of Rangiora (Bracyglottis repanda) next to a Ponga/Tree fern by the stream|
|View from up on the road looking across some of the wetlands. This was a bare paddock in 2009.|
|The cabbage trees are particularly gratifying with quick growth, great survival rates, and now they |
punctuate the rest of the more bushy planting.