Plants and Garden beds
This is mainly a list to try to remind me of what plants are where. The record keeping of plants can be quite tricky.
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.
lavender, white, purple
Big U Native Garden (zone 2)
North facing. Visibility shelter, north shelter nice spot and functional plants.
2x Acacia floribunda
native speedwell (d)
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.
Oregano, standard, golden, greek
thyme, standard, lemon
red lettuce seed bank
perpetual spincach seedbank
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
Water garden (zone 3)
potato. unknown mix
Medicinal Garden (zone 3)
black wood wattle
Old Window View Garden (zone 3)
It is also next to the entrance to the medicinal area. Aesthetics is main role. But also external view control, wind control, allowing sun to pass, a little food production.
Geranium. rose, citronella and one more
Home Back Garden (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
red velvet geranium
bright red geranium
golden native raspberry
Old Kitchen Garden (zone 2-3)
apple, cox orange pippen
apple, red delicious
thyme, golden, doone, white spreading, yellow, pink chintz, turkey thyme
Quarry Firebreak succulent garden (3)
south of medicine garden. firebreak between downhill and bedroom. in shade.
pig face as ground cover
Home Native Garden (zone 3)
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 3)
Designed to move towards a temperate rain forest, more sheltered
Big vege garden (zone 3)
Upper Berry runs (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
Faerie Grove (zone 4)
hawthorn, blackberry, briar rose hedge
uphill of here should be clear to start to hill as firebreak
Creek bank (zone 4 or 5)
Stinging nettles. Urtica incisa
unknown salvia? small purple flowers, varigated leaves
Leon's Apple (3)
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