Natives (A-Z)

Austromyrtus tenuifolia – midgen berry

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Also known as the the midgen berry. I planted this along at the bottom of the eastern fence several years ago but it became overshadowed by a more vigorous westringia. Earlier this year the Westringia went and with the new access to light and space this little shrub has grown well. It is now quite… more…

Bauera rubioides (Dog Rose)

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Small shrub from Mt Barney & Mt Lindesay.  Thin wiry branches are slightly hairy. Whorled leaves. Attractive and prolific pink or white flowers with 4 to 10 petals in spring and summer. Also been referred to as Madder-Leaved Bauera. Rambling shrub to 2 metres.  Occurs in wet, shaded areas of New South wales, Victoria, Tasmania… more…

Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo Vine)

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Tubestock from Kumbartcho Nursery December 2016 Planted in pot on vertical wall on back fence behind pond. Will receive some shelter from sun in summer and be all shade in winter (south-facing). Label says: Scrambling / Climbing Woody Vine or Ground Cover to 5 Metres, Evergreen Perennial, Bright Green leaves to 12 cm, Yellowish flowers… more…

Dichondra repens – Kidney Weed


Creeping herb with green circular leaves. Said to have greenish-white 5 mm flowers in Spring/Summer but I have yet to see any. I find this a useful creeping groundcover in the front lawn, on the verge, on mulched paths.  It dries out quickly in hot sun but usually comes back again when it’s cooler. Mows… more…

Enchylaena tomentosa – Ruby Saltbush


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…

Eupomatia laurina – Native Guava


Bought as tubestock from Kumbartcho Nursery 10/12/2016 Label says: Semi-shade, well-drained to 5m tall. Open arching habit, evergreen, cream daisy-shaped flowers in late spring/early summer. Green urn-shaped fruit. Attracts fruit eating birds Eastern dusk-flat butterfly host plant Aboriginal food and tool source fruit can be used for jam Wikipedia – Eupomatia laurina: In cultivation E… more…

Front Pond and Native Pond Plants

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In December 2013, my Christmas present to myself was a pond. It’s in the front bed which means the morning sun comes in at the side. Plants are: NYMPHOIDES PURPLE MOZAIC – Yellow water fringe lily . Bought from Mappins at West End – said that it needs 5 hours of sun to flower (less… more…

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