Plants and Garden beds
apple, cox orange pippen
apple, red delicious
tasmanian mountain pepper
thyme, golden, doone, white spreading, yellow, pink chintz, turkey thyme
Home Medicinal Garden (zone 1)(wiped by fire, zone 2)
black wood wattle
Home Firebreak succulent garden (2)(wiped by fire)
south of bedroom. firebreak between downhill and bedroom. in shade.
pig face as ground cover
Home Window View Garden (zone 2)(wiped by fire)
This garden is main thing seen from the bedrom window. It is also next to the entrance to the home area. So aethetics is main role. But also external view control, wind control, allowing sun to pass, a little food production.
Salvia. Purple, pink, red
Geranium. rose, citronella and one morealyssum
rosemary, upright and creeping
Lavender, french and pink
heritage autumn raspberry
Home Native Garden (zone 2)(wiped by fire, zone 2)
This garden is just uphill from the kitchen. Still easy to access.
Mainly has best soil for natives. Still mainly edible, but also bird atrracting.
Quarry food forest (zone 2)(wiped by fire, zone 3)
Designed to move towards a temperate rain forest, more sheltered
Big vege garden (zone 2)(wiped by fire, zone 3)
sweet briar rose
Water garden initial bed (zone 2)(wiped by fire, zone 2)
potato. unknown mix
Water Garden (zone 1, 2 in future)(wiped by fire, zone 2)
apple, summer strawberry
water lily, pink, white
Gate bed (zone 2)(wiped by fire, zone 2)
Upper Berry runs (Zone 2)(wiped by fire, zone 2)
Needs north windshelter, currently pallet fence. Add Olives, fejoia and salvia.
Wants south windshelter, currently pallet fence and raised potato beds. Add Olives and salvia.
West shelter of old blackberry thicket. Mainly as wind break. should be removed, disease concern.
Replace with olives and salvia. lily pilly and Common Boobialla.
Run of Mystery berry (loganberry?)
2 runs of Raspberry, heritage
run of summer raspberry
run of young berry
(planned) run of native raspberry. Esp yellow
run of boysen berry
apple pink lady
shelter hedges of wormwood and southern wood, yarrow, salvia
garlic mixed with berries
(planned) Add tansy, turnip
Sheltered Zone 2 (gone)
tomatoes, random seeds
purple sapphire potato
- notes: These brassicas are mixed here to test if one acts as a sacrificial to another.
In other places these should be kept separate to avoid hybridisation so can be kept pure for seed saving.
Faerie Grove (3)(wiped by fire, zone 3)
hawthorn, blackberry, briar rose hedge
uphill of here should be clear to start to hill as firebreak
Creek bank (2 or 4)
unknown salvia? small purple flowers, varigated leaves
Leon's Apple (2)
A nice quiet sitting spot
Leons Apple. A golden sweet apple. Fruits early march
(planned)Saliva to assist wind break
(planned) pig face as ground cover
This is mainly a list to try to remind me of what plants are where. The record keeping of plants can be quite tricky.
Currently it is wildly out of date as it is mainly from before the 2018 St Patrick's day fires wiped the gardens clear.
golden native raspberry
Sweet briar rose
Big U Shelter Garden (zone 1 by visibility, 3 by effort)
This bed faces west in a highly windy area. It is mainly succulents and its job is to survive in a harsh location and act to capture and smother fire embers.
Big U Front shelter belt (zone 1)
North facing. fire protection and just being low. Probably should involve more food as very accessable.
Big U Native Garden (zone 2)
North facing. Visibility shelter, north shelter nice spot and functional plants.
2x Acacia floribunda
Big U Main vege garden (zone 1)
East facing. One of most protected places on the ridge. the most productive garden directly around the Big U.
Big U South East garden 'hardy bed' (zone 2)
East facing. Shelter from north winds. some from west winds. lowish sun.
View, tough herbs, fruit trees
Big U South West garden 'new food forest' (zone 2)
south facing. shelter from west and north winds.
Main Orchard (zone 2)
SW of the big U. Part of role is act as a shelter belt for the U from from South West winds.
Main role is main orchard. But also acts as food forest, mainly bulk herbs.
But various other edibles as well.
oregano (mainly golden)
Various nitrogen fixers. acacia etc blackwood
apple: egremont russett
apple: cox orange pippen
apple sweet coppin
apple: cornish gillyflower
fig: st dominique
pear: Uverdale st germain x3
Pear: Yellow huffcap (perry), x2
pear: doyenne de commice, x3
peach: blackburn elberta. x2
Cherry: moira di vignola
Home Back Garden (zone 1) (wiped by fire. zone 2-3)
This bed has the most protection, it is right next to my room so it gets attention.
It has a few roles, wind break, pretty flowers, veges, but its main role is parent for various perennial plants to then be spread to other beds.
Twin grafted peach
Tomato. Black Russian, beef heart (ex)
fuzzy grey flower thing (lamb's ears stachys byzantina?)
red velvet geranium
bright red geranium
purple dog faced iris
golden native raspberry
sweet pea (annual)
Home Kitchen Garden (zone 1) (wiped by fire, zone 2)
This garden is quite literally the kitchen. Its main aim is all the culinary herbs in easy reach. plus insect control so it is a nice space to sit.