Saturday, 22 March 2014

Attention to the area around the broken seating.

the first flowers have appeared on one of the Euky Dwarf trees Ian planted in 2011.
At last some good overnight rain has fallen on the Newmarket Station garden. Our next working bee will be concentrated on the area around and above the old seating where it is very difficult to establish plants in dry shade.We examined the seating carefully last working bee and came to the conclusion that we could keep the two intact seats and use the central portion to form part of a planter retaining wall. Metro Trains may be able to help us improve this area.In the following weeks I will post some ideas for you to think about regarding how to achieve something beautiful in this area incorporating suggestions made on how to best utilize our Grant. Please post your comments and suggestions.
Retain seas at either end and build planter behind.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Tuesday March 11th Working Bee Report

Seven Stationeers attended along with a thousand stranded commuters after a signal failure down the line. We were lucky with the weather and achieved what we set out to do, namely prune the Tussock Grasses and Creeping Boobialla, plant 14 new tough ground covers, water and clean away the extensive litter- all over by 11:00 am. Well done all!
Tussock Grass given short back and sides by Jennie
Newest Stationeer, Margaret
Thomas, multitasking
Study in Orange
Stranded rail passenger about to meet a Good Samaritan called Ginny

Monday, 10 March 2014

reminder: working bee tomorrow

Working Bee tomorrow, Tuesday March 11th.

Meet at the tap in Pin Oak Crescent. at 9:30 am.

Bring gardening gloves, water bottle, hat and trowel as well as secateurs if you have them. All welcome. Just turn up and sign on to join.

Ros Nataprawira

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Latest News

 February 19th, 2014 Ground cover plants under the station landing were dug up by two" young sparkies" to lay cable for the rewiring of the station currently taking place. They apologized for destroying some of our plants and said this should be the only part of the garden that would need to be dug up.