South Fremantle WALCAR

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Using the Natures G.I.F.T's

This garden pocket (which we call WALCAR) is in South Fremantle, and is in one of our clients gardens. Something about wind, area, blah...


Goals: Using nature at its best as inspiration and by know which WA plants can be grown to achieve the meadow effect

Goals[edit]

The garden goals is to create a verge garden which follows the council guidelines, a verge with seasonal colour throughout the year and easy maintainable.

Before: to remove the existing lawn and to create a meadow like garden.

Image[edit]

The image of the garden is to look and feel like a meadow and to use nature as inspiration.

First Steps: The dead grass was rotary hoed into the sand. The sand was then mounded like a snake.

First Steps[edit]

There was lots to do before we planted.

  • do away with the couch grass...forever
  • stop the sand running on to the footpath, driveway, road
  • prepare the pocket for planting

Transition - Seasonal Planting[edit]

The inital season planted was Birak. This create seasonal colour and specific plants were installed to create structure i.e. 'bones'.

  • the plant list is co-created between Sue from WA Native Gardens and the client, with a focus on suiting the meadow effect and colour all year round.
  • the plants are laid out ready for planting (with care to keep them moist and cared for)
  • the plants are put in the soil (read here on how to do that successfully for this season)
Transition Seasonal Planting: Birak seasonal planting and digging big holes for the WA plants to get their roots into the ground.

Plants[edit]

The plants that are used in this garden have been chosen to create a habitat structure divided into three sections. One section is the backdrop which includes an existing tree, to which we added plants that grow to one metre. These are a combination of tufted, round and vase in shape.

The plants used are: