Monday, 25 August 2014

September 2nd Working Bee 2014

Native Bluebells

The next Stationeers working bee will be on Tuesday, September 2nd at 10:00 am. It will be a planting session: the plan is to fill in the gaps on the lower part of the embankment between the grasses and small shrubs with more yellow and white daisies and bluebells to provide visual interest and food for native bees and butterflies over the summer months. I ordered the plants four months ago. Thomas and I picked them up last Monday. These plants are perennials; If they were shrubs or trees it is already too close to summer to be planting. Meet near the tap as usual in Pin Oak Crescent. Bring a trowel or other small planting tool and a bucket or watering can if you have one. Don't forget gardening gloves and a hat.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

August 5th Working Bee

John preparing to plant a native Dianella Lily

Dianella Lily
Margaret watering newly planted Plectanthus
Rosemary grevillea keeps on flowering
Seven volunteers; Thomas, Ed, Margaret N., Roger, Vivienne, John and Ros enjoyed perfect weather for the August working bee. We carried out some planting in areas of dry shade while Ed scouted both sides of the station for litter and Roger watered from the station steps to the tap. We were able to remove the tree guards at the peppercorn end of the station as the salt bushes planted at the start of the year have doubled in size. Afterwards we relaxed with a coffee at La Delicataessa.