Verge Planting

Brisbane verges, so-called nature strips, are public land yet residents are required to maintain them. They are usually either neat green turf or barren and weedy. Maintaining manicured turf uses water, fertiliser, weedkiller, poluting mowers and other tools, and isn\’t the best way to spend your time. The neglected verges harbour environmental weeds.

In 2016, Brisbane City Council finally gave way to community pressure and produced guidelines allowing residents to plant out their verges.

What is Greenspace, anyway?

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In debates about the environment, urban planning and development, the need for greenspace is a bit of an accepted wisdom. “Protect our greenspace” is the one argument against a new development that nobody dares argue with. But what do people really mean when they talk about greenspace? Does everyone mean the same thing? Do they… more…

Community Gardens, Planting for Wildlife, Urban Planning, Development & Rainwater, Verge Planting, Weeds and Biosecurity

Enchylaena tomentosa – Ruby Saltbush

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Bought as tubestock from Kumbartcho Nursery, December 2016. Planted in south-west corner I will watch how it goes – for consideration in the native verge garden to be planted out this autumn. Shrub to 0.5 Metres High by 1 Metre across Aspect: Full Sun Soil/Conditions: Adaptable / Moist to Sandy Description: Dense Prostrate Habit Evergreen… more…

Natives (A-Z), Verge Planting